The Miami Dolphins had interest in free agent cornerback Leon Hall earlier this offseason, possibly looking to add the veteran to a position group full of younger players. Playing time, and the link to former Cincinnati Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph who is now Miami’s defensive coordinator, have had the Dolphins listed among the top contenders to land Hall if they still have interest in signing him.
The answer to both Miami’s interest in Hall and Hall’s interest in the Dolphins could come this week, according to a tweet from Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 in Phoenix:
Hearing CB Leon Hall could make his decision some time next week. The nine-year veteran visited the Cards in March, coming off back surgery.— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) June 20, 2016
SB Nation’s Cincy Jungle lists the Dolphins along with the Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons, and the Bengals as potential landing places for Hall. They also add that Hall could be looked at as a safety, rather than a cornerback, for his next team.
The Dolphins opened two roster spots last week when they waived quarterback Logan Thomas and defensive tackle Charles Tuaau. They have $17 million in salary cap space, according to the NFL Players Association. The team has also been linked to running back Arian Foster, who is rehabbing from a torn Achilles tendon, and they are awaiting word from the NFL on the reinstatement of suspended defensive end Dion Jordan.