Arrowheaddict is reporting on an interesting bit of information. I am hearing from Raider sources that the deal isn’t done, and the Addict is reporting that Hall “was telling radio listeners in Hotlanta that he’d be wearing red for a team that plays in the AFC West next season. [And] If that’s the case, Oakland just might be donning some crimson on their unis in 2008.” Which I doubt, so maybe the deal isn’t done, and might not happen.
Chris Mortenson is also reporting that the Raiders will sign Hall to a contract close to what Assante Samule signed in Philly, but again I’m not hearing that to be true on my end.
Jerry McDonald of Inside Bay Area is hearing some of the same stuff.
While confirming that the Raiders are in serious trade negotiations with the Atlanta Falcons for cornerback DeAngelo Hall, Bay Area News Group beat writer Steve Corkran reports the two sides have not yet agreed on compensation.
ESPN reported an agreement in principle which would send Hall to Oakland for a second-round pick, No. 34 overall, in the 2008 draft.
Oakland’s only picks in Rounds 1 through three are at No. 4 and No. 34. They do not have a pick in the third round.
Hall desperately wants out of Atlanta and could conceivably agree to a deal even if his contract is not renegotiated.
I deleted my initial post when I started to find holes in the ESPN report. I’ll re-post my thoughts on the trade if it goes through.