NFL.com’s Mike Florio reports that the New Orleans Saints have released defensive end DeAngelo Hall.
He is expected to be available to play in the second half of the preseason.
Hall is a former first-round pick of the Carolina Panthers in 2014 who spent the last two seasons on the Saints’ practice squad.
He spent the first four years of his career in Carolina before being cut in March of 2016.
Hall missed time last season after suffering a concussion in a preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys.
He played in five games in 2017, collecting eight tackles and two sacks.
Hall, 25, signed a one-year contract with the Saints in March.
He was expected to compete for a starting role as the Saints looked to move on from linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha.
Hall spent time with the New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers last season.
He has made 34 career starts in three NFL seasons.