The Washington Redskins have signed safety Cory Hall, the team announced on Tuesday. To make room for Hall on the roster, the Redskins released defensive back Roosevelt Williams.
Hall, 6-0 and 213 pounds, played in 87 games with 70 starts during his six-year NFL career (1999-2004). He has compiled 352 tackles (232 solo), four interceptions and one forced fumble.
Hall spent the previous two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons after beginning his career with the Cincinnati Bengals. He played in 14 games (starting 13) in 2004 with Atlanta, compiling 60 tackles (40 solo). In addition, Hall started both playoff games, including the 2004 NFC Championship game in which he posted two tackles.
Hall began his NFL career as a third round (65th overall) draft choice by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1999 NFL Draft. He played in every game as a rookie, making 12 starts. He recorded 49 tackles and one interception, earning NFL All-Rookie selections from Pro Football Weekly and Football Digest.
During his four-year career at Fresno State, Hall played both safety positions and cornerback. He finished his Bulldogs career with 264 tackles (135 solo), 6.5 sacks and four interceptions.
Hall is a native of Bakersfield, California where he attended South High School.