Former Pitt running back Darrin Hall is getting an early lesson in the business of the NFL.
The 1,000-yard rusher signed with the Cleveland Browns after going unselected in the 2019 NFL Draft, but was released by Cleveland after the Browns’ rookie minicamp.
The 5-foot-11, 225-pound back then went through the waiver process, and was snatched up by Cleveland’s division rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Bengals haven’t had their rookie camp yet, so Hall will go through the process all over again this coming weekend with a new backfield to acclimate to.
It’s a crowded room, as Hall will join returning starter Joe Mixon, veteran Giovanni Bernard, first-year man Quinton Flowers and a pair of sixth-round draft picks: Oklahoma’s Rodney Anderson and Texas A&M speedster Trayveon Williams.
Hall, a Youngstown, Ohio native, finished his Pitt career with 2,189 yards and 21 touchdowns. He was not invited to the NFL Combine, but drew serious attention after posting a top time at Pitt’s pro day.