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Oakland Raiders Sign CB Montrel Meander; Place Leon Hall on IR

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent CB Montrel Meander, the club announced Friday.

Meander, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound cornerback, was originally signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent. Meander spent the offseason with the Browns and made the team’s practice squad following the conclusion of the preseason, where he has spent the first 12 weeks of his rookie campaign.

A native of Amarillo, Texas, Meander transferred to Grambling State in 2016 after a short stint at Texas. As a senior in 2017, he played in all 13 games and totaled 49 tackles, two interceptions and two passes defensed. 

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have placed CB Leon Hall on the Reserve/Injured List. Signed as an unrestricted free agent this past March, Hall appeared in 10 games for the Silver and Black this season and made four starts, compiling 25 tackles (22 solo) and three passes defensed. Over his 12-year career, Hall appeared in 152 games with 112 starts, recorded 588 stops (437), two sacks, 27 interceptions with three returned for touchdowns, 118 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and 10 fumble recoveries.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign CB Leon Hall

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent CB Leon Hall, the club announced Thursday.

Hall spent his first nine seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2007-15 before making stops with the New York Giants in 2016 and the San Francisco 49ers in 2017. He has played in 142 games with 108 starts, totaling 563 tackles (415 solo), 27 interceptions with three touchdowns, 115 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Originally drafted by Cincinnati in the first round of the 2007 NFL draft, Hall recorded 517 tackles (380), 26 interceptions, 112 passes defensed, five forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in his nine seasons with the Bengals. His 26 interceptions rank fourth in Bengals’ franchise history, and his time in Cincinnati overlapped with Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther’s stint as the Bengals’ defensive coordinator.

Last season, the 5-foot-11, 195-pounder spent the second half of the year with the 49ers, appearing in nine games with one start and totaled 16 tackles (15).

A native of Vista, Calif., Hall played all four seasons at Michigan from 2003-06. He earned consensus All-American honors as a senior in 2006, leaving as the school’s record holder with 43 passes defensed.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations