Chad Hall was a speedy dual threat player who could play both out of the backfield and split out wide as a receiver when he played his college ball at Air Force. That was back in 2007, when he was third in the nation in all-purpose yards. Hall spent 2008 and 2009 serving in the Air Force. He was able to come back to football in 2010 and looked a bit rusty.
He failed to make the final roster cut, but did find a spot on the Eagles’ practice squad. He spent the first month of the season there before getting promoted to the active roster.
Hall did not look quite as explosive as he did during his college days, but being back in football for a full year now, he may be able to get his speed back and be a much bigger factor in the offense.
The Eagles signed Sinorcie Moss last January to add some competition at the wide receiver spot and also as a kick returner. Of course, if the Eagles sign Plaxico Burress, neither player will have a shot to make the team as Andy Reid won’t keep five receivers on the active roster.
Another year back in football for Hall could get all his speed back and impress the coaches enough to keep him at least as a kick returner.