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 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 Bengals. However, if he suffers a setback, expect Marcus Gilchrist to see extended reps on the field.
A seventh-round draft pick in 2014, Hal is another example of a late-round success story. He started 11 games and played in 15 for the Texans last season, supplying 48 tackles, one sack and two interceptions in his third professional campaign. The 25-year-old's extension will keep him in Houston through at least 2020 and he should continue his duties as the team's starting free safety.
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