The Oakland Raiders are close to a decision to release cornerback DeAngelo Hall, Adam Schefter of NFL Network is reporting.
Assuming the Raiders go through on their plans to cut him, they will have paid Hall $8 million for eight games, after sending a second-round draft pick to the Falcons to acquire Hall. But according to Schefter, the Raiders have already decided that the contract they gave Hall was a mistake, and they don't want to pay him another $16 million that he'd get if he were to get hurt while playing for Oakland.
Hall will be placed on waivers, meaning any NFL team that wants his contract can take him. However, giving how much money is still owed to Hall, it's extremely unlikely that any team would pick him up. Which means Hall would become an unrestricted free agent.