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Jumping of the gun begins: DeAngelo Hall has not signed in Detroit

Washington Redskins' Hall returns an on-side kick against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington Reuters

With the new league year underway and millions of NFL fans desperate for any free agency news they can get, expect at least a few reports that jump the gun about a player signing with a new team.

One such report came out of WUSA-9 in Washington, D.C., which said that cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who was just released by the Redskins, had signed with the Lions. In an instant, the original WUSA report had been posted on Twitter so many times that “DeAngelo Hall” was a trending topic across the United States.

One problem: The report was false.

After the Hall-to-Detroit rumor had gone halfway around the world, other reports began to surface saying that Hall had not, in fact, signed with the Lions. Eventually, the Lions posted on their official Twitter account that they haven’t signed Hall.

So DeAngelo Hall is still a free agent. And we have a good reminder that at the start of NFL free agency, you can’t believe everything you hear.

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10 Responses to “Jumping of the gun begins: DeAngelo Hall has not signed in Detroit”
  1. normdogg says: Mar 12, 2013 4:27 PM

    Wouldn’t mind the Lions signing him. He’s still got speed and good cover skills.

  2. onearmsteven says: Mar 12, 2013 4:32 PM

    normdogg says:
    Mar 12, 2013 4:27 PM
    Wouldn’t mind the Lions signing him. He’s still got speed and good cover skills.

    as a redskins fan, he has one of those. i’ll let you decide which one it is.

  3. dukemarc says: Mar 12, 2013 4:33 PM

    normdogg says:
    Mar 12, 2013 4:27 PM
    Wouldn’t mind the Lions signing him. He’s still got speed and good cover skills.

    —————–

    ….when compared to the Lions current CBs yes, he does.

  4. logicailvoicesays says: Mar 12, 2013 4:35 PM

    Big loss for Hall that he is no longer with the Redskins, the best team in the NFL.

  5. canadianbucsfan says: Mar 12, 2013 4:40 PM

    Feel bad for any team that decides to sign him. Only thing he does well on the field is talk trash to the other team.

  6. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 12, 2013 5:18 PM

    I’m sure Al Davis would have a few choice words regarding Hall. RIP.

  7. megatronz says: Mar 12, 2013 5:22 PM

    canadianbucsfan says:Mar 12, 2013 4:40 PM

    Feel bad for any team that decides to sign him. Only thing he does well on the field is talk trash to the other team.

    ———-
    Perfect fit for the Lions then.

  8. nomesayin says: Mar 12, 2013 5:23 PM

    A rumor gets half way around the world before the truth even gets it’s pants on…

  9. Gordon says: Mar 12, 2013 6:36 PM

    Dude is garbage

  10. nananatman says: Mar 13, 2013 10:58 AM

    My name is Sigfreid Yojumbo and I just signed with the Lions.

    In unrelated news social media has yet to take responsibility for the situation in Egypt which is strange because it took full responsibility for the Arab Spring, right up until the military cancelled their constitution.

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