The Giants figured out what to do with third-round safety Chad Jones' roster spot. They picked up Eagles defensive lineman Alex Hall off waivers today.
Jones was waived, with the intention of placing him on the non-football injury list. That means the Giants won't be obliged to pay his salary, though he does get to keep his $850,000 signing bonus.
As for the 6-2, 250-pound Hall, he went to Philadelphia from Cleveland, where he was a seventh-round pick in 2008, when the Eagles traded cornerback Sheldon Brown. The Eagles later decided he was probably better suited to play an outside linebacker spot in a 3-4 defense than defensive end in the Eagles' 4-3. The Giants, of course, play a 4-3 base.
Hall had three sacks with Cleveland in 2008, and could be used in pass rush situations here. If he makes the squad at all, that is.
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