TRADE: Vikings Traded Conditional 7th For Raiders DT P.J. Hall

     

Adam Schefter reports the Vikings are trading for Raiders DT P.J. Hall

P.J. Hall

It was reported earlier in the day the Raiders were cutting the former second-round pick. However, as sometimes happens, the Vikings were able to work out a trade before the move became official in order to bypass waivers. 

The Vikings have a need at nose tackle after big-ticket free agent DT Michael Pierce opted out of the 2020 season, so this is basically a tryout for Hall to see if he can stick and fill that spot. 

Minnesota dealt a conditional seventh-round pick to Las Vegas for Hall, per Ian Rapoport. The pick is conditional on Hall staying on Minnesota’s roster for six games, according to Schefter.

Hall was mentioned in some trade rumors leading up to the draft this past April, so it’s clear he was already on thin ice.

But with the number of moves Las Vegas made to bolster its defensive line this offseason, the Raiders apparently didn’t even need to wait to see Hall practice before making this decision. 

Hall, 25, was selected in the second round of by the Raiders out of Sam Houston State in 2018. According to OverTheCap.com, he received a four-year, $4,713,470 contract that included a $1,507,976 signing bonus.

In 2019, Hall appeared in all 16 games for the Raiders and recorded 26 total tackles, five tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. 

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