NFL rumors: Raiders-Vikings P.J. Hall trade axed after failed physical


After two seasons with the Raiders, Jon Gruden had seen enough of defensive tackle P.J. Hall.

Hall, a second-round draft pick in 2018, was set to be released but the Raiders found a trade partner, sending Hall to the Minnesota Vikings for a seventh-round draft pick, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported Monday.

But that trade was axed one day. NFL Media's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday the trade is over after Hall failed his physical. The Raiders now are expected to cut the D-tackle.

Hall never lived up to the hype after being a highly sought-after draft talent. Hall played in 30 games for the Raiders, logging 18 starts and recording 1.5 sacks, 48 combined tackles and seven quarterback hits.

The Sam Houston State product was set to enter training camp on the bubble. But with rosters being cut from 90 to 80 players due to the coronavirus pandemic, Hall was an easy cut for Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock to make.

"We're not a lone ranger," Gruden said of trimming down the roster before camp last week. "Everyone in the league is going through this. We have to do the best we can. It's not going to be an equitable, fair season. Some teams are going to be hit hard by this virus, some teams are not."


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In an effort to revamp their defensive line, the Raiders brought in defensive tackles Maliek Collins and Daniel Ross in the offseason as well as former Dallas Cowboys defensive line coach Rod Marinello.

With Collins, Ross, Maurice Hurst and Johnathan Hankins set to get the majority of snaps, there was no room for the underperforming Hall on the roster.

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