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Hall will be a Raider, not a Giant

Forget about having DeAngelo Hall in your New York Giants' secondary next season. The Atlanta Falcons have traded Hall to the Oakland Raiders for a second-round draft pick.

This seems like a typical Al Davis move. Take the talented, but troubled player and see if the misfit can help return the Raiders to glory.

It didn't seem likely that Hall would be heading to the Giants, anyway. It seems likely now, though, that GM Jerry Reese will have to take a cornerback early in this year's draft.

Here are a few more notes for your Sunday reading pleasure.

• I didn't mention it the other day, but I was glad to see Derrick Ward re-sign with the Giants.

Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw give the Giants a terrific 1-2 punch in the backfield, of course. Durability is always a question with Jacobs, and we really have yet to see how much of a pounding Bradshaw can take. Ward, who was terrific filling in for Jacobs last season, is a much better third option than Reuben Droughns. His signing also enables Jerry Reese to concentrate on the team's defensive needs in the upcoming draft.

• The Oakland Raiders have signed ex-Giant William Joseph. Whatever they are paying him, it's wasted money.

• A quick shout out to our own 'bk0831,' who is occasionally posting at his own Giants' blog, these days. Check out 'bk's', but only if you promise to come back here.

No stealing my readers, BK.

• A little more on David Carr. ESPN's Pat Yasinskas had a revealing talk with Carr in which the Giants new backup QB admits that maybe he hasn't always given coaches and teammates his best effort.

Carr said the best thing that has happened to his career is watching Vinny Testaverde last season in Carolina.

He showed me what it really means to be a true professional. He showed me it's about more than being a great athlete. It's about preparing yourself and carrying yourself the right way. Those were the things Chris (Palmer) always was telling me in Houston, but I wasn't always listening. This time, I'm going to listen.''

If Carr doesn't listen to Palmer, the Giants' quarterbacks coach, and head coach Tom Coughlin he will find himself out of a job quickly. He may also find himself out of a career.