Leon Hall will fill Giants slot CB spot

The Giants landed a proven slot cornerback in Leon Hall and will enter the preseason with a loaded secondary.

The New York Giants continue to make big moves on defense as  the team announced the signing of veteran cornerback, Leon Hall.

            This will be the first change of scenery for Hall who has spent his entire nine-year career with the Cincinnati Bengals.

            Hall now joins veteran Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Janoris Jenkins as well as six other corners vying for a spot on the team.

            Per Michael Eisen of Giants.com, here is what GM Jerry Reese had to say about his new pickup: “Leon is one of the versatile veteran corners that we had targeted during the free agency period. He was very impressive at the workout Wednesday, he brings tons of experience and also brings veteran leadership to our defense.”

            Hall will most likely serve as the nickelback with DRC and Jenkins taking the two corner positions while also working in the slot. Last season, the veteran accumulated 55 tackles and two interceptions while missing only two games.

            It will be interesting to watch how Hall transitions into a new defense being that he has had the luxury of staying on the same squad his entire career up until this point.

            As a veteran who has been in the postseason and understands what it takes to get there, Hall is up for the challenge. But, for right now, he is just happy to be a Giant.

            “It feels good, it’s a good feeling,” Hall said when addressing the media. “It’s different, obviously, for me. Today has been a wild day but it’s been fun and it feels good.”




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