Raiders Waive P.J. Hall After Trade To Vikings Falls Through

TUESDAY, 4:23pm CT: Hall has indeed been waived, per today’s transactions wire.

TUESDAY, 3:57pm CT: Hold the phone. The trade was nullified after Hall failed his physical with Minnesota. He’ll now revert to the Raiders, who are expected to waive him.

MONDAY, 2:59pm CT: The Raiders are trading defensive tackle P.J. Hall to the Vikings, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. In exchange, the Vikings will send a conditional seventh-round choice to the Raiders.

Hall was supposed to be waived before the end of the business day. Instead, the Vikings swooped in with a trade offer. Instead of crossing their fingers and waiting to see if Hall slipped on the waiver wire, they pulled off a deal. The pick will only change hands if Hall is on the roster for a certain number of games, so it’s essentially a low-cost, no-risk pickup for the Vikes.

Hall, a 2018 second-round pick, was pushed out of the starting lineup by the addition of Maliek Collins. Then, he lost his spot on the team, despite his reasonable rookie contract.

Hall started in 12 of his 16 games last year, finishing out with 26 tackles and 1.5 sacks from the interior. The Vikings will assume the remainder of his contract and have him under club control through 2021.

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15 comments on “Raiders Waive P.J. Hall After Trade To Vikings Falls Through

  1. Ak185

    Hall wasn’t that bad a defensive tackle, despite losing his starting role. He certainly was not an all out bust. Interesting to see that the Raiders were going to let him go to begin with. In any case, this seems like a good move for the Vikings to add some more depth with a little proven experience to their rotation-and on a low salary.

    • wagner13

      Sometimes a change of scenery does wonders, and the Vikings could use some competition for Lynch and Stephen in the absence of Pierce. I’m high on Lynch, but Stephen seems like a disappointing veteran that can’t defend the run. I can see him getting replaced

      • Ak185

        I like Lynch’s motor too. He could also play outside though I think, which opens up a position for him that is not as available for his competition on the interior. Shamar Stephen, I think, had pretty high expectations set for him and has yet to live up to them.

        Zimmer is very good at getting a feel for his homegrown players, and sometimes has been accused of favoritism for favoring certain players. I don’t know if I agree necessarily with the last charge, but I do think that he tries to get all he can from his picks. If Stephen cannot find a steady role this year, he will be gone and Hall will be there in his stead. Linval Joseph being gone really opens up opportunities for another interior player to take those snaps, and that was a significant role in the Vikings’ defense.

  2. markdavisbarber

    I kind of think that the Vikings got a steal here. This year will be a year of attrition and at the very least the Vikings added solid contributing depth.

  3. crosseyedlemon

    Now Chucky can claim that a lost 7th rd pick kept him from building the Raiders into a dynasty.

    • phenomenalajs

      Yeah, he doesn’t like giving them up either. He offered the Jets one for Christian Hackenberg but wasn’t interested in keeping him on the roster.

  4. brentj4liberty

    In theory at least, the Vikings could still sign him, if he passes the physical at a future date, right?

  5. wagner13

    Best remaining defensive tackles available for Minnesota include Marcell Dareus, Snacks Harrison, Domata Peko, Timmy Jernigan, and Ryan Glasgow. Do any of those options seem like an ideal fit?

    • crosseyedlemon

      Linval Joseph was an excellent fit but unfortunately he became a cap casualty.

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