Cornerback Leon Hall has signed with the 49ers, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). There’s no word on the terms of the deal yet, but it’s likely a one-year pact for a prorated portion of the minimum salary.
Hall, 32, worked out for the Niners a few times this year. After watching the secondary struggle for more than a month, they’ve finally called on Hall for some veteran help.
After nine seasons with the Bengals, Hall joined up with the Giants last year. The corner appeared in 12 games (two starts), totaling 20 tackles, one forced fumble, and one interception. He’s no longer a higher-end starter, but Hall can be a regular contributor, particularly for a team like the Niners.
San Francisco saw three cornerbacks — Ahkello Witherspoon, Asa Jackson, Rashard Robinson — leave Sunday’s game with injury at various points, so secondary depth is certainly an issue. Hall, with his ability to play both safety and corner, will pad the club’s roster for the time being.
Dallas Robinson contributed to this post.