BALTIMORE (Baltimore Sun) - As an undrafted rookie last season, Bryan Hall was happy to make the Ravens' practice squad. But the second-year defensive tackle has made it known that a repeat trip to the practice squad is not one of his objectives.
"I told the coaches from the jump that I'm not going to be on the practice squad this year, and I'm going to show them why," he said after Monday's practice at the team's training facility in Owings Mills. "I've been up here this whole time working my tail off. I just want an opportunity to come out and play for the Ravens."
So far, it appears that Hall is being rewarded for his effort. He has joined nose tackle Terrence Cody and either defensive end Arthur Jones or rookie DeAngelo Tyson on the second defense, and Hall was inserted into the second quarter of Thursday night's 31-17 win against the Atlanta Falcons, finishing with a tackle and a quarterback hit.