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Giants and Falcons Reportedly in Talks About a Trade for DeAngelo Hall

It sounds as if the Giants are ready to pull off a blockbuster of a deal to acquire Falcons topnotch cornerback DeAngelo Hall. Today’s Newark Star-Ledger is reporting that the Giants and Falcons are talking about a deal that would send Hall to New York for the Giants first-round draft pick (31st overall) in this April’s NFL Draft. Giants GM Jerry Reese would not comment on the rumor yesterday at the scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Hall is a solid corner that could thrive with a new club. He has clearly worn out his welcome with the Falcons, clashing with coaches and at one point during the past season drawing two personal foul calls on one drive in a game that the Falcons eventually lost to the Panthers at home early in the season. It was well known that Hall didn’t get along with now departed head coach Bobby Petrino, having to have more than one private discussion with the coach.

Nevertheless, that should not stop the Giants from looking to make this deal. They are in need of corner help as they look to defend their NFL title next fall, and Hall would be a great fit. Sure he and Tom Coughlin might not always see eye to eye, but being on a winning team sure would help the psyche of Hall, who has been a victim of the Falcons losing ways. Hall is still young at just 24, and has 17 picks over his four NFL seasons.

If the Giants do land Hall, look for them to tear up the final two years of his deal and for them to try and make sure he’s locked up in the Big Apple long-term. Hall is set to make $4.22 this season and $957,500 next year, though the Star-Ledger reports that year is voidable.

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2 Responses to “Giants and Falcons Reportedly in Talks About a Trade for DeAngelo Hall”

  1. matthew bender says:

    d. hall is the best corner back in the leagu if giants get him its a automatic bowl…

  2. michael s says:

    Big Blue are in desperate need of a top corner and there are many ways to get one. In the NFC East we go up against TO, who’s a top WR, also, the Eagles are shittier (they’re shit anyways) without a top WR and will no doubt soon get one. By having a young, incredible, pro bowl corner, we can relieve pressure and keep on winning. The Giants should ahve already offered Shockey and a mid-late round draft pick for him. It was a blessing in disguise when Crumpler was released by Atlanta, we should of had Hall the next day. If any trade did go down for Hall, we need to lock him up 6-8 years for $50million. If we don’t get him, we’ll have to draft one. The issue is that there are some key needs the we have although are defense is still very very strong – mainly DB and OLB.
    Having first round picks in the NFL draft is very important. The Patriots have attempted getting two in teh passed couple years, and the Cowboys have Two this year. The Giants need to trade up for a top 15 pick to draft a solid corner. Reese focus’s on depth on a football team which is extremely important and I appreciate that about him. With Boss playing well and blending even better with Eli, he needs to ditch Shockey or shockey and a late rounder for an earley first rounder. This will not only dump cap room but will also give us good opportunity to draft a top DB, and with the 31st pick (our pick) draft a LB. We can pick up a TE later in the draft after we have taken care of another the abovementioned DB, LB, maybe then DE, WR, and then a 3rd string TE.
    I was always a fan of shockey until they showed broken down film of him screwing up game after game after game. Also, rumours of him messing with Eli emerged throughout the season. I think we shoudl stick with what workd, Kevin Boss, and let shockeys value go elsewhere. It would be even more advantageous to draft a top cornerback because they are cheaper, and Spagnuolo is an outstanding defensive Co-ordinator and will shape him nicely.
    Hey Jerry are you reading this ???

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