REPORT: PJ Hall fails Vikings physical, will be released by Raiders
It has been a wild 24 hours for PJ Hall and the Las Vegas Raiders.
First, it was reported that the 25-year-old defensive tackle would be released by the Raiders. Then, news broke of a potential trade for Hall that would send the two-year veteran to the Minnesota Vikings.
On Tuesday, the plot continued to thicken regarding Hall. Per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Hall failed his physical with the Vikings, which means he will revert back to the Raiders — who will likely summarily cut him.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 4, 2020
In the end, all of those machinations and movements will lead to the original intent from the Raiders: releasing the former second-round draft pick. Such is life.
PJ Hall was selected with the 57th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft after spending his collegiate career at Sam Houston St. University. The 305-pound lineman played in 30 of a possible 32 games in his career – though only 18 of those games were starts.
Hall underwhelmed over the course of his two seasons in Oakland, where the Raiders played before their recent move to Las Vegas. His value fell precipitously after he was drafted in the second round. Clearly, the Vikings didn’t think he merited a second-round pick in return, as the team was only willing to include a conditional seventh-round pick in return for the 25-year-old.
Though he only produced a total of 1.5 sacks over the course of his two seasons with the Raiders, he did rack up eight tackles for loss.