Washington Redskins WR Emanuel Hall has announced via his Instagram that he tore the Achilles in his left foot last month while working out. Hall was signed to the Redskins practice squad in December last year, then signed to a reserve/futures contract after the season ended.
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So for those that don’t know, about a month ago while running routes and getting ready for training camp, I tore my Achilles. I have never second guessed what I want for my life. I fell in love with this game at 7 years old and have been obsessed every since. One thing I have learned in the past 2 years is that perception is everything. If you have your mind right, it will always take your life from point A to point B. Even though this is a major setback I’m going to bounce back. I’m determined. I want to thank all the people who have supported my career ever since I stepped on the field. Just know I’m working. #HTTR
Emanuel Hall was highlighted on Hogs Haven just last week in an article focusing on lesser known players titled 'Six Redskins that could surprise in 2020'. Here is what KS4GM wrote about Hall's prospects to make the team:
Hall, originally projected by some to go in the third or fourth round of the 2019 draft, was ultimately picked up by the Bears as an undrafted free agent last year. He was waived by the Bears before the season, picked up by the Bucs and added to their practice squad. Dropped from their PS in September, he was added to the Redskins practice squad in December.
A high speed (4.39 40) deep threat who had some injury issues in college, Hall is an interesting potential addition to the Redskins’ WR corps, particularly in light of the switchover to an Air Coryell-style offense. Given that Terry McLaurin is the only “sure thing” WR on the roster right now, this may be Hall’s best (and last) chance to make an NFL team. He needs to have improved his route running and catching quality in the offseason to realize that opportunity.
Emanuel Hall was also featured in a draft profile on Hogs Haven. He caught 70 passes for 1,835 yards and 14 TDs during his last two seasons at Missouri. He was seen as a speedy deep threat that needed to work on improving his route running.
Hall was considered a long-shot on a roster that features a very young WR group. Terry McLaurin is obviously the #1 receiver, but after him there will be some intense battles to fill out the depth chart. Fellow 2nd-year WRs Steven Sims Jr. and Kelvin Harmon got playing time and should continue to this season. Trey Quinn could be heading south if he doesn't impress the new coaching staff.
The Redskins also drafted Antonio Gandy-Golden this year. Darvin Kidsy Jr., Jordan Veasy, Jester Weah, and Cam Sims also return this year to try to earn a spot. Cody Latimer was a vet-min signing that is facing legal troubles, and unlikely to be on the team if they are able to play a season this year. Washington also signed UDFAs Jonathan Johnson and Isaiah Wright after this year's draft. Wright has received a lot of buzz this offseason.