The San Francisco 49ers may be 0-5, but that hasn’t stopped them from trying to improve their roster. On Tuesday afternoon the team signed veteran cornerback Leon Hall to add help to their depleted secondary, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Former Bengals CB Leon Hall signed with 49ers, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 10, 2017
The 49ers lost cornerbacks Ahkello Witherspoon (concussion) and Asa Jackson (hamstring) in their Week 5 game against the Indianapolis Colts, and they were already without safeties Eric Reid (knee) and Adrian Colbert (hamstring). To make room for Hall on their roster, the Niners placed Jackson on Injured Reserve.
Hall is a veteran of 10 NFL seasons. He played for the New York Giants in 2016, after spending the first nine years of his career playing for the Cincinnati Bengals.
The former Michigan Wolverine entered the NFL as a first-round pick of the Bengals in the 2007 NFL Draft (No. 18 overall), and he has 27 career interceptions. Hall’s best NFL season came in 2009, when he picked off 6 passes and forced two fumbles en route to earning second-team All-Pro honors.
The 49ers travel to the east coast to play the Washington Redskins in Week 6.
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