After being released on January 2nd, the well-traveled Rannell Hall is back on the waiver wire. Hall via twitter is signing with the Arlington Renegades of the XFL. For Hall this is his return to the XFL as the UCF alum was a part of the Tampa Bay Vipers during the league’s second iteration.
Hall has bounced around Six Pro leagues since leaving UCF as an undrafted free agent in 2015. A veteran of one NFL game in 2015 with the Browns, Hall has been with the Bucs, Browns and Falcons spanning from 2015 to 2017 earning $577,764 over his NFL career. Hall then would serve time with the Orlando Apollos of the AAF, Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL, Mass Pirates of the NAL, and the Tampa Bay Vipers of the XFL 2.0 prior to joining the Bandits in 2022.
The Bandits would draft Hall in the 7th round of the USFL supplemental draft in March of 2022. Hall who has gone back and forth as a wide receiver and cornerback, totaling 19 tackles as a DB in 2022. Overall, Hall has seen the majority of his playing in the Alt-leagues as a receiver compiling, 20 receptions for 258 yards and a touchdown as a member of the Apollos.
Hall becomes the 64th USFL player to be signed or drafted by the XFL, most recently following his former teammate Damien Mama who is joining the San Antonio Brahmas. Hall joins the Renegades where he worked with Scott Spurrier (current Tight End/Special Teams Coach) with the Apollos and Jonathan Himebauch (current Offensive Line Coach) with the Vipers. Hall’s versatility and familiarity with the coaching staff (Renegades have multiple AAF, XFL 2.0, and USFL coaches on staff), give Hall a lot of credibility with the Renegades as the team brings him late in to training camp. For Hall despite the late start he should have no problem finding a way to make an impact no matter what position or league he’s in.