The Philadelphia Eagles have signed a new free agent receiver, but he’s no one who has played for any other NFL team.
Receiver Chad Hall, 23, has completed two years of service as a second lieutenant in the Air Force, and he is now free to pursue a career in pro football.
Hall played receiver, running back, and kick returner at the Air Force Academy, and he was named the Mountain West Conference offensive player of the year in 2007. He had 1,478 rushing yards, 524 receiving yards, and 2,683 all-purpose yards. Hall set the school record with 275 rushing yards in one game, against Army.
It sounds to us like he’s a scaled-down version of Percy Harvin, who might be able to keep DeSean Jackson from being exposed to injury while returning punts.