Redskins' DB coach wants DeAngelo Hall back

January, 23, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

As a fan of the old SWC growing up, I remember watching Jerry Gray shut down receivers as a safety at Texas. On Wednesday, I had a chance to catch up with Gray, who is now the secondary coach for the Washington Redskins.

He'll show up in my column Saturday because he had to coach against both the Cardinals and Steelers this season. But I thought I'd pass along how much Gray's pulling for cornerback DeAngelo Hall to re-sign with the Redskins.

"I liked him when he was at Virginia Tech," Gray said. "He was one of the best in the league then and I think he's one of the best in this league now. I thought the guy did a great job for us."

The Redskins were able to get Hall on the cheap after his falling out in Oakland. And for half a season he was the model teammate. Since he grew up in the area, Hall might give the Redskins a hometown discount. But either way, they're going to try to keep him.

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