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Hall brings swagger, leadership to Raiders

After a tumultuous exit from Atlanta, DeAngelo Hall has found a new home in Oakland and he's ready to start a new chapter in his career, Bill Williamson writes.

Originally Published: June 16, 2008
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- DeAngelo Hall stood in the office of Al Davis as his trade from the Falcons to the Raiders was being finalized.

Looking at a man he calls "a legend of the game" Hall felt his NFL life being pumped back into his beaten-down body.

"Al Davis was telling me that the last few years here got away from him but that he was ready to win now, he is not in a rebuilding phase like they are in Atlanta," Hall said. "He wants to win now. That's the feeling around ...

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