Jason Cole Yahoo! Sports reports that cornerback DeAngelo Hall asked the Falcons to trade him last week, and that the team denied his request.
Hall was benched for the first quarter of the team’s victory over the Houston Texans following incidents during the Panthers game last week. He was also fined $100,000 and said earlier this week that he planned on appealing that punishment.
The relationship between Hall and head coach Bobby Petrino has been reported as less than cordial. Hall indicated that it had been rocky from the start when Petrino was hired back in January.
Hall is signed through the 2008 season. Hall indicated this summer that he was looking forward to when his contract expired in order to seek a large contract similar to the $80 million deal that cornerback Nate Clements signed with the San Francisco 49ers this past March.
The deadline for when teams are allowed to make trades is Tuesday, October 16.
UPDATE: On Monday, the AJC’s Steve Wyche dispelled the rumors that Hall asked to be traded. Indicating that the rocky relationship between Hall and the team has been somewhat reconciled.