Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Page dumped by Eagles, Hall promoted

The Eagles have released veteran safety Jarrad Page and promoted wide receiver Chad Hall from the practice squad.

The team is claiming the move was made as insurance in case the injured Jeremy Maclin can't go on Sunday and not because Page was at a New York night club Tuesday night when a shooting broke out.

Page, as well as a few NBA stars including John Wall, Russell Westbrook, Carlos Boozer, Chris Duhon and recently drafted Kemba Walker as well as five New York Giants players were in the club when a gunman opened fire killing one person and injuring others, reports the New York Daily News.

The diminutive Hall (5-foot-8, 187) earned valuable playing time for the Eagles in 2010 after being promoted from the practice squad midway through the season. He appeared in eight games (one start), catching 11 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown, while adding 29 yards on the ground.

A three-year letterman at the Air Force Academy, Hall served two years as a second lieutenant at Hill Air Force Base in Salt Lake City, UT. A triple-threat in his college career at receiver, running back and returner, Hall was a first-team All-Mountain West Conference selection as a senior in 2007 after leading his team in rushing yards (1,478), receiving yards (524), and all-purpose yards (2,683), scoring 16 total touchdowns (15 rushing, 1 receiving) along the way.

Page was still the team's third leading tackler despite being benched weeks ago.

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