New York Giants sign veteran cornerback Leon Hall

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have signed cornerback Leon Hall, giving them a veteran who knows how to play in the slot in passing situations.

The Giants announced the signing Thursday, a week after players reported to training camp.

Cornerback Tramain Jacobs was waived to make room on the roster.

A first-round draft pick of Cincinnati in 2007, Hall played all nine of his seasons with the Bengals, starting 109 of 125 games, including the playoffs. He had two interceptions last season, giving him 26 in his career. The Michigan product had 470 tackles, three interceptions returned for touchdowns, 112 passes defensed, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.