In need of defensive depth, the San Francisco 49ers signed former Bengals and Giants cornerback Leon Hall, the team announced Tuesday.
Hall had not found a team to sign with this past offseason and has been waiting for another opportunity. He joins an injury-riddled 49ers team that is in need of some players in the secondary. Cornerback Asa Jackson, who went down with a hamstring injury in Sunday’s game against the Colts, was placed on Injured Reserve to make room for Hall.
The 49ers are also hoping Pro Bowl safety Eric Reid returns from knee injury in time to face the Washington Redskins this week.
Hall spent his first nine seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals after he was drafted by them in the first round of the 2007 NFL draft. In his time with the team, he started 105 games and racked up 472 tackles, 112 passes defended, 26 interceptions (three for a touchdown), and five forced fumbles. The Bengals let Hall hit the free agency market in 2016 and he signed with the New York Giants. His stint with the team was not memorable, making 30 tackles, two passes defended, and one interception in 12 games.