Former Michigan cornerback Leon Hall will join the New York Giants, the team announced.
Hall was the No. 18 overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft and has played all his nine seasons in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals. He has started 109 games of his 125 games played. Last season, Hall logged nine passes defended and two interceptions.
The main concern for Hall are injuries. He has blown his Achilles tendon twice and had offseason back surgery. The good news is that the 31-year-old is healthy and ready for the 2016 season.
The cornerback played four seasons (2003-2006) at Michigan. He was an All-American in 2016. Hall broke the record for career passes defended with 43 and is tied for fourth in interceptions with 12.
Hall will join Janoris Jenkins and draft pick Eli Apple as newcomers to the secondary of the Giants. He will probably play in the slot with Jenkins and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie playing outside. Meanwhile, Apple will try to learn as much as he can and adjust to the NFL.