Source: Raiders trade DT Hall to Vikings for pick

The Las Vegas Raiders are trading defensive tackle P.J. Hall to the Minnesota Vikings for a conditional seventh-round draft choice, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The Raiders will receive the pick if Hall is on the Vikings’ 53-man roster for six games this season, the source said.

The trade comes after a source confirmed to ESPN earlier Monday that the Raiders were ready to cut Hall, two years after selecting him in the second round of the 2018 NFL draft.

Hall, 25, had appeared in 30 games (18 starts) over the past two seasons but had just 1.5 sacks in that time. He took to Twitter late Sunday night, writing, “One thing I know is God got me.”

Raiders coach Jon Gruden mentioned Hall on Thursday as a player who needed to step up in training camp when asked about second- and third-year defensive linemen.

The Raiders added veteran defensive coach Rod Marinelli this offseason.

“Getting Rod Marinelli is the best thing I can do to allow that to happen,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden said last week. “I really believe he’s as good of a coach as I’ve ever seen when it comes to developing defensive line. I saw him do it with Simeon Rice, I saw him do it with a number of players along his career, and I’m counting on that happening.”

Just not with Hall.

With Johnathan Hankins established as a starter at one defensive tackle in the Raiders’ 4-3 base defense, Hurst is the other returner at the position. Las Vegas signed a pair of former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackles this offseason in Maliek Collins and Daniel Ross. Gruden seemed particularly high on Collins.

It was not a good week for Hall, who earlier tweeted about his inglorious arrival to Southern Nevada.

Hall was a two-time FCS All-American at Sam Houston State before being chosen No. 57 overall by the Raiders in 2018.

Original article: https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29587728/raiders-cutting-former-second-round-pick-pj-hall-two-seasons

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