Riders sign former NFL defensive back Deiondre’ Hall

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American defensive back Deiondre’ Hall.  

The six-foot-two, 205-pound Hall was selected by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round, 127th overall during the 2016 NFL Draft and comes to the Riders with three seasons of NFL experience.

Hall played two seasons with the Bears before being traded to Philadelphia Eagles in 2018. He has played 23 career NFL games, making 13 tackles, defending three passes and grabbing one interception. The 26-year-old spent a portion of 2020 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  

In 2018, Hall was suspended for the first game of the regular season for violating the NFL policy and program for substances of abuse. He’s made just under $2 million playing in the NFL.

The South Carolina native played in 51 games, starting in 45, over four NCAA seasons at the University of Northern Iowa. Hall recorded 242 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 15 pass break-ups, three sacks, and forced three fumbles. He also added 15 kick-off returns for 313 yards and five punt returns for 39 yards along with two receptions for 45 yards.

After his career with the Panthers was over, Hall earned an invite to the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine which boosted his stock and led to the start of his pro career.

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