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Air Force Academy alum Chad Hall just keeps catching passes in the NFL. A week after he caught his first NFL pass against San Francisco, Hall had another catch and a five-yard carry Sunday in the Eagles’ victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Last week reports came in that the Eagles had tried out receivers to potentially take his place last weekend, but there he was again, all 5-feet 8-inches of him. After wide receiver DeSean Jackson suffered a concussion and left the game, Eagles coach Andy Reid called Hall’s number on multiple three receiver sets. It looked like Hall might…

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed Air Force 2nd Lt. Chad Hall to their 53-man roster, according to a report on the team’s website. He is expected to be active for the Eagles’ game with San Francisco, which will mark his regular-season NFL debut. The signing makes Hall, a 2008 graduate of the Air Force Academy, the first service academy grad to make a team’s active roster this season (Army grad Caleb Campbell is on Detroit’s practice squad). Hall has been on the Eagles practice squad since getting cut by the Eagles at the end of the preseason, and has reportedly shown continued progress…

Service academy products Chad Hall (Air Force) and Caleb Campbell (West Point) saw the turk on Saturday, and they had to bring their playbooks — Hall (cut by the Eagles) and Campbell (cut by the Lions) were sliced as teams reduced their rosters to meet the NFL’s 53-man roster mandate by today. And according to the Twitter realm, it looks like both will end up on the practice squads of the teams that cut them. Reporter Adam Caplan claims that the Eagles would like to put Hall on their practice squad. Campbell, a seventh-round pick by Detroit in 2008, tweeted…

It started out with so much promise. Air Force 1st Lt. Chad Hall peppered the highlight shows hauling down long passes as Philadelphia Eagles coaches lavished praise on one of three service academy alums competing in NFL training camps this summer. However, the harsh reality of the NFL is starting to catch up to the  three lieutenants now that most NFL teams have finished three preseason games and coaches have to make hard decisions over who will end up on their 53-man rosters.  Right now, it doesn’t look too good for Hall, Army 1st Lt. Caleb Campbell and Air Force…

Air Force Lt. Chad Hall had unspectacular performance for the Philadelphia Eagles during their 20-17 win against Kansas City on Friday. It’s the second preseason game in a row in which Hall has failed to stand out,  bad news for a player considered to be a longshot to make the Eagles 53-man roster. Hall had no catches in the game against the Chiefs, and just five yards on two punt returns. A week ago against Cincinnati, Hall had two catches for only nine yards. And after getting two carries as a running back in the Eagles first preseason game, Hall…

Air Force Lt. Chad Hall is still a long way from making the Philadelphia Eagles 53-man regular season roster. But he’s a lot closer than he was last week. The undrafted free agent put together a strong performance in Friday’s preseason victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, making big plays at multiple positions.  Hall was so impressive that could very well be turning into one those determined underdogs (think Vince Papale) who endears himself to a city, judging by weekend headlines in some Philadelphia-area papers: “Free agent Chad Hall steals the show in Eagles first exhibition game” “Air Force veteran Chad…

Barring some unforeseen disaster, Army 1st Lt. Caleb Campbell will play his first NFL game when he runs out onto the field Saturday for the Detroit Lion’s first preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s a huge step for a guy that spent the last two years on active duty in the Army and far, far away from the world of professional football. Campbell did a few interviews recently where he said he kept his distance by choice. While the former 7th-round draft pick had no say in his NFL dream being abruptly put on hold by the Army in…

You can follow Army Lt. Caleb Campbell and Air Force Lt. Chad Hall on Twitter as they both try to make NFL rosters this summer after two years away from football. Cambpell (@LT_Campbell53) and Hall (@chadhall16) started training camp this week with the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles respectively. Both are long shots to make the roster, but have each earned praise from their teams and surprised outside observers with their talent. Hall, a standout wide receiver/running back/kick returner at the Air Force Academy, is trying to make the Eagles as both a receiver and a third down running back.…

Everyone threw up their arms after former West Point safety Caleb Campbell was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 7th Round of the 2008 NFL Draft and Army Secretary Pete Geren decided to not free him from his 5-year service commitment. Some Campbell supporters pointed to former NBA star David Robinson, who graduated from the Naval Academy, as an example of why the military should allow the few academy graduates who have a shot to play for a professional team to pursue their dreams. The services can then reap the rewards of free publicity. This year, Campbell will be…

Air Force 2nd Lt. Chad Hall took a trip from Hill Air Force Base to the University of Utah on Monday, where along with current and former Utah football players, he auditioned in front of NFL scouts at the university’s Pro Day combine. It was a day for which the 2008 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate had been preparing for two years, sometimes working out after 12-hour days and often making the 40-minute drive to the university five or six times a week during the winter months in order to use indoor facilities there. “It was work and then train…

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