There goes the dream of an extra seventh-round pick. The P.J. Hall whirlwind continued on Tuesday, ending up with the Las Vegas Raiders releasing him.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Minnesota Vikings announced the defensive tackle failed his physical and was reverted back to the Raiders. On Monday morning, it was reported the Raiders were cutting the 2018 second-round pick. However, the Raiders ended up trading the disappointing defensive tackle to Minnesota for a conditional seventh-round pick. The Raiders would have received the pick if Hall was on the Vikings’ roster for six games ... he didn’t last one day.
So now the Raiders have to live with the reality that Hall was a terrible draft choice two years ago without the minor consolation of a seventh-round pick.
Meanwhile, the third deep reserve player in two days has opted out opt the 2020 season. Linebacker Ukeme Eligwe made that decision on Tuesday.
COVID-19 list is short today. pic.twitter.com/ChU2twAHAa— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 4, 2020
Eligwe had little chance of making the roster. Two players in similar situations, cornerback D.J. Killings and defensive lineman Jeremiah Valoaga, previously opted out on Monday. Thursday is the deadline for players to opt out of the season.
Also, running back Devontae Booker was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list on which he’d been placed last Thursday. Players put on the list either tested positive for coronavirus or were exposed to someone who had.
RB Devontae Booker has been activated off the COVID list. #Raiders— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) August 4, 2020