Hal announced Tuesday that he is retiring from the NFL, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Hal was limited to eight games in 2018 as he recovered from a battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma, though he indicated his decision to retire is not related to his health. The 26-year-old played in 69 games over his five years with the Texans and had 189 tackles (130 solo) with 12 interceptions, two forced fumbles and one touchdown.
Hal (ankle) is active for Saturday's game against the Jets.
Hal was listed as questionable after suffering the ankle injury last week against the Colts, but is set to play Saturday. The 26-year-old should serve his usual role as a rotational safety for the Texans this week.
Hal (ankle) is considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Jets.
Hal appears to have picked up an ankle injury during Sunday's loss to the Colts, which ultimately kept him limited in practice this week. A potential absence for Hal on Saturday could result in additional snaps for A.J. Moore at strong safety behind starter Justin Reid.
Hal recorded his second interception of the season during Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Colts.
Hal was only on the field for 25 percent of Houston's defensive snaps, yet he still managed to make his mark on the game when he picked off Andrew Luck on a tipped ball in the second quarter. This was Hal's second-consecutive game with an interception.
Hal (shoulder) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Hal suffered the shoulder injury Week 7 against the Jaguars in his first game back after beating Hodgkin's Lymphona and is now poised for another return. The 26-year-old should serve a depth role in the Texans' secondary.
Hal (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Broncos.
Hal will miss his second straight game and his eighth of the year. He worked as a starter last year but the fifth-year pro won't get the same luxury when he returns since Tyrann Mathieu is in the fold.
Hal (shoulder) carries the questionable tag for Sunday's matchup with the Broncos.
Hal has played in one game so far this season since beating Hodgkin's Lymphoma -- Week 7 against the Jaguars -- which is when he sustained the shoulder injury. The 26-year-old practiced in a limited capacity all three days this week. If Hal misses time on the field Sunday, Natrell Jamerson or Mike Tyson could fill in once again.
Hal (shoulder) won't play against the Dolphins on Thursday.
After beating Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Hal made his season debut last week against the Jaguars. He played 43 percent of the team's defensive snaps, but seemingly injured his shoulder during the contest, causing him to miss practice this week. Justin Reid will likely get extended time on the field in Hal's absence.
The Texans activated Hal (illness) off the Non-Football Illness list on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The safety will be available for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
Hal missed the Texans' first six games while recovering from Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a condition he was diagnosed with in June. After a long recovery from the illness, Hal feels ready to play again, though the Texans could prefer to ease him into the mix. That said, there's a need for help at safety with the Texans set to move Kareem Jackson over to cornerback in Week 7 to compensate for the absences of Shareece Wright (shoulder) and Aaron Colvin (ankle).
Hal (illness) has been removed from the Non-Football Illness list and can now return to practice, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.
After a battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma that lasted a few months, it appears Hal is on the cusp of making his return to the practice field for the Texans. He played 943 defensive snaps for the Texans last year, though it's unclear how his playing time will be impacted this season by the team's signing of Tyrann Mathieu once he's ready to return to game action.
The Texans announced Wednesday that Hal's Hodgkin's Lymphoma is presently in remission.
This is great news for the safety, whose long-term health at one point seemed in serious jeopardy. Houston will continue to monitor Hal's recovery closely, but the progress he's made thus far gives him a shot at making an on-field impact in 2018. He'll be eligible to return to action as soon as Week 7 and could vie for snaps alongside Tyrann Mathieu with fellow safeties Kareem Jackson and Justin Reid having struggled early on.
Hal (illness) was placed on the Texans' Non-Football Illness list Wednesday, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
The designation comes as no surprise after Hal was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in June. The Texans will prioritize Hal's long-term health rather than rushing him back to the field, leaving his timetable for a return up in the air. Hal tallied 71 tackles and three interceptions in 16 games a season ago, but was likely to see his role decline during the upcoming campaign after the Texans brought in Tyrann Mathieu and shifted Kareem Jackson to safety.
Hal was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma on Friday.
What kind of timetable Hal is looking at is still unknown, as the defensive back is still undergoing tests and sifting through potential treatments. However, it's safe to say that Hal will be away from the team for the foreseeable future while he goes through the recovery process. Hal posted three interceptions and two forced fumbles last season while starting all 16 games in the Texans' secondary.
Hal finished Sunday's 31-21 victory over the Cardinals with four tackles (three solo) and an interception.
Hal's interception marked his third on the season. Also, it was his fourth consecutive game with at least four tackles. The 25-year-old did his work across 55 defensive snaps (95.0 percent), which was the second highest on the team.
Hal hauled in his first two interceptions of the season in Sunday's 57-14 win over the Titans to go along with four tackles (one solo).
Hal picked off Marcus Mariota on the first drive of the game and then once again shortly before halftime. He made the most of just 31 snaps (76.0 percent), as the the blowout win did not require a heavy workload. Hal will look to carry his momentum into Sunday night's Week 5 clash with the Chiefs.
Hal was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, the Texans' official site reports.
Hal was limited in Monday's practice due to a hip injury, but his full participation Tuesday bodes well for his status this Thursday in a Week 2 matchup with the Bengals. However, if he suffers a setback, expect Marcus Gilchrist to see extended reps on the field.
Hal signed a three-year, $15 million contract extension with the Texans on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
A seventh-round draft pick in 2014, Hal is another example of a late-round success story. He appeared in 15 games (11 starts) for the Texans last season, supplying 48 tackles, one sack and two interceptions in his third professional campaign. The 25-year-old's new deal will keep him in Houston through at least 2020, locking him in as the team's starting free safety.
Hal (illness) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Hal's illness apparently isn't serious enough to keep him sidelined, so he's slated to start at free safety per usual.
Hal (illness) is considered questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Packers.
Hal figures to be able to play through the illness, but if he's unable to give it a go, Corey Moore would likely be in line to start at free safety.
Hal started at safety in place of Rahim Moore in Sunday's 20-6 win over the Titans.
The Texans were not pleased with Moore's tackling and pursuit angles in last week's embarrassing loss to the Dolphins, and he not only lost his job, but was made inactive. Hal had two tackles in Sunday's win.