The San Francisco 49ers have signed 10-year veteran cornerback Leon Hall to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday.
San Francisco placed sixth-year cornerback Asa Jackson on injured reserve to make room for Hall on the team’s active roster.
Hall, a former first-round selection, spent his first nine seasons in the league with the Cincinnati Bengals before joining the New York Giants last season. In his sole season with Big Blue, Hall recorded 31 tackles, two passes defended, two sacks, one forced fumble, and one interception in 12 games.
The 49ers currently have the league’s seventh worst passing defense in terms of yards allowed and are likely hoping the addition of a veteran corner can improve their secondary.
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound corner has amassed 501 tackles, 113 passes defended, 27 interceptions, 14 tackles for a loss, and six forced fumbles during the course of his career and will look to help turn around a winless 49ers team.
The 49ers travel to D.C. to face the Washington Redskins in Week 6.