Hall received the one-game suspension in August for violating the league's substance abuse policy, but he can return after Thursday's season opener. The Eagles acquired the 24-year-old last week from the Bears, and he will likely serve as a depth defensive back and special teams contributor for his new team.
Hall only suited up two games for the Bears in 2017 and didn't make a tackle. He'll serve as a depth option in Philly and will be far from an IDP asset. The third-year pro will also sit out Week 1 against the Falcons for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Hall received six months' probation Feb. 6 after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct and public intoxication charges related to a March 2017 incident in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Though Hall's legal situation is now resolved, it remains to be seen if he'll be subject to further discipline from the Bears or the NFL. Hall, a 2016 fourth-round pick, appeared in two games last season after being activated from injured reserve in early December, following an extended absence due to a hamstring issue.
Hall played one defensive snap during the 2017 season.
Hall was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury before the regular season began and was activated in Week 13, but he only played two snaps on the season as the third-string free safety. He's signed through 2019 and he'll likely continue to serve as a backup, significantly limiting his IDP value.
The Bears are dealing with a plethora of injuries at safety, so Hall could be in line for a relatively healthy workload right away. Either he or Chris Prosinsky, who is also making his season debut, is expected to get the start at strong safety in Week 13.
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|6||10/11/18||@ NYG||8:20 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ JAC||9:30 am|
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|11||11/18/18||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
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