Steve Wyche of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that DeAngelo Hall is on the brink of being a Raider. The Falcons are sending him to Oakland in return for 2nd- and 6th-round draft picks. Hall's flying to Oakland tomorrow to sign a new contract.
There's no word on the monetary terms of the new contract, but guessing by what the Raiders have done so far this offseason, I'm guessing the contract is somewhere in the ballpark of 4 years, $365 million dollars.
For a few days now, the deal's been on, then it's been off, then it was back on again, then DeAngelo Hall was asking for too much money (which I always found hard to believe, given that it's the Raiders we're talking about). But Hall says himself that all systems are go.
"There is just some tweaking of the language that needs to be done, some minor details," Hall said of contract negotiations. "No deal breakers."
As much fun as I've made of the Raiders, they have actually put together a very nice secondary. Hall at one corner, Nnamdi Asomugha at the other, with newly-signed Gibril Wilson at safety. If they can get any kind of a pass rush, it'll be difficult for anyone to throw against them.
Of course, I don't know why anyone would even try to throw against the Raiders, given that they gave up 4.8 yards a carry on the ground (last in the league) and 24 rushing TDs (also last) last year. But a good secondary is still a good idea, at least in theory.
• Hall close to finalizing deal with Raiders / AJC.com