As noted earlier, the Philadelphia Eagles decided they would be signing rookie RB/WR Chad Hall off their practice squad. The team announced the move later on Saturday. To make room for Hall on their 53-man roster, the Eagles released DE Antwan Barnes. Barnes was acquired from the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 4 in exchange for a 2011 seventh-round pick.
Barnes saw 53 snaps in the two games he appeared in with Philadelphia. His role got reduced after the emergence of DE Darryl Tapp in recent weeks.
Hall (5-8, 187) signed with Philadelphia in the 2010 offseason and spent the first four weeks of the regular season on the team’s practice squad. Prior to joining the Eagles, Hall served two years as a second lieutenant at Hill Air Force Base in Salt Lake City, UT.
A three-year letterman at the Air Force Academy, Hall was a triple threat in his college career at running back, receiver and as a returner. He earned All-Mountain West Conference honors as a senior in 2007 after leading the team in rushing yards (1,478) receiving yards (524) and all-purpose yards (2,683), while adding 16 total touchdowns (15 rushing, one receiving).
The Atlanta, GA, native attended The Wesleyan School, where he was a four-year letterman in football, basketball and baseball.
— Adam Caplan