Raiders cut P.J. Hall after he fails physical in Minnesota

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The Raiders saw enough from defensive tackle P.J. Hall in two years to know they whiffed on making him a second-round choice.

They thought they had something in return for Hall, sending him to Minnesota on Monday for a conditional seventh-round choice. But Hall failed his physical Tuesday, the Vikings announced.

So the Raiders cut Hall, who played in 30 games with 18 starts and made 1.5 sacks, 48 tackles and seven quarterback hits.

The NFL’s transactions report also shows linebacker Ukeme Eligwe‘s opt out becoming official.

The Raiders activated running back Devontae Booker from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

They waived defensive back Jordan Brown, tight end Paul Butler, kicker Dominik Eberle, linebacker Marquel Lee, center Erik Magnuson, long snapper Liam McCullough and receiver Anthony Ratliff-Williams.

19 responses to “Raiders cut P.J. Hall after he fails physical in Minnesota

  1. PJ is a specials kind of stupid. Came into camp overweight last year and I’m gonna assume it’s his fat ass why he failed this physical.

  2. I’m sure once he sees his bank deposits go from $20,000.00 a week to ZERO, he’ll get a personal trainer and start to take his career seriously.

  3. The Raiders are terrible. Draft picks end up busts year after year. The fan base gets excited with potential not actual wins so why change anything.

  4. Definitely going with too fat right? The NFL should make it their policy to disclose the reason for a failed physical. I know I know fat shaming is not cool but it’s for their own good! Little extra motivation to cut weight when millions are on the line.

  5. Man im bummed about this.

    Kid has a ton of potential, he looked like a baby Warren Sapp on tape coming outta college. It really is a shame how someguys just get complacent as soon as they make the league. I really thought him and Hurst were gonna be the nastiest DT NT combo. Hurst thankfully plays well but needs to make the next step aswell.

  6. Alan Light says:
    August 3, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    Nice signing. Andre Patterson will coach this guy up into a big contributor…


    Another world-class prediction from Mr. Light.

  7. Good thing Spielman just got an extension. Sweet identifying of what’s worth a draft pick.


  8. So the Vikings get their draft pick back and the option to sign him with no draft picks if they choose and he clears waivers.

  9. Professional sports are for the most part radically different from other professions. But there’s at least one consistent across everything and that’s the fact that hard work can make up for lack of talent. But the reverse holds true as well as PJ Hall is finding out.

  10. Round the angry mob up, we goin protesting fast food and drive-throughs after this news! Don’t worry Soro’s check is on its way, let’s goooo!

  11. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Vikings pick him up as a free agent giving him one more chance to get into shape, if it’s not too late that is.

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