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Why Emanuel Hall Has Been MIA

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Undrafted rookie wide receiver Emanuel Hall held out of OTAs after sports hernia surgery

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Rookie receiver Emanuel Hall hasn’t made much noise since rookie minicamp. It turns out, there’s a good reason for that.

Bears coach Matt Nagy told reporters that Hall recently had a ‘very similar procedure’ to what Trey Burton had, which has held both players out of OTAs.

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Burton had sports hernia surgery, a procedure that was connected with missing the playoff game against the Eagles.

Hall, who was highly touted as a receiver coming out of Missouri, fell right into the lap of the Bears, who signed him as an undrafted free agent.

Undrafted WR Emanuel Hall turned down '20-plus offers' to play for Bears

The Bears have a loaded receivers room with seven players that would complement any receivers room. Hall will have to battle for one of those coveted spots, but his speed makes him a viable offensive threat who has a shot to make the 53-man roster.

Nagy said that he believes Hall will be ready in time for training camp next month.

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Any lingering issues with the surgery and IMO they should IR him. Don't risk losing a player because he gets hurt in a year he isn't really needed. Let him heal and learn the playbook, attend meetings, etc. This lets you keep a spot for Wims and let him showcase his talent too, as I like the idea of Wims bulking up to play more of a Burton role anyway, and Gabriel gets to show he is more than a dump off magnet and deep decoy. Let him prove he is able to justify his cap hit in 2020. Come 2020 you will have someone either being cut or moving to another role, so Hall should have a spot opened up for him.

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Posted (edited)

Looks like rumors were true.  

Edited by dll2000

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Rumor was they found it at combine.   No way this guy doesnt get drafted by someone without that injury.  Nagy may have snagged another future diamond due to untimely injury.  

He probably had it at Missouri and they didnt diagnosis it.  He shut down, coaches are pissed and then blast him to scouts.  

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Many respected media scouts had this guy going from 2nd to 4th round based on their own tape scouting early in process.

I looked at a few games and thought same thing.  I thought it without having read these other scouts yet because i had never heard of this guy before Bears signed him. I immediately found him on youtube and watched.  

Post draft you get these articles and podcasts pointing out all these flaws and saying he deserved not to be drafted.  Confirmation bias of a type.  Not sure what would be term for it. All NFL GMs passed on him so they viewed him in light of that. So now it's he cant run routes and blah blah blah. 

But him not being drafted wasnt based on tape.  It was based on injury and college coaches blasting him also probably from injury that they think didnt exist or wasnt serious.  Because they are pissed about that they remember all these other things bad about him that get enhanced in light of anger of him not playing when they need him.

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to IR for 2019, see you in camp in 2020 when Gabriel has more than likely become a cap casualty.

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32 minutes ago, WindyCity said:

Welcome to IR for 2019, see you in camp in 2020 when Gabriel has more than likely become a cap casualty.

Love stuff like this;  it's nice to see the Bears working at solving the 2020 cap issues already instead of patching this team.  

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13 hours ago, WindyCity said:

Welcome to IR for 2019, see you in camp in 2020 when Gabriel has more than likely become a cap casualty.

Not only is that a distinct possibility but it may well be the very best course of action for Hall.

Even 100% healthy he would probably have little impact playing in 2019.

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14 hours ago, WindyCity said:

Welcome to IR for 2019, see you in camp in 2020 when Gabriel has more than likely become a cap casualty.

I'm hoping for this as well... learn the playbook, "get healthy" and say bye-bye to Gabriel if he doesn't show out this season.

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