Monday, April 1, 2013
Source: DeAngelo Hall stays in D.C.
ESPN.com news services
The Washington Redskins and cornerback DeAngelo Hall have agreed to a one-year deal, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The deal keeps Hall in a Redskins uniform despite the team making him a cap casualty earlier this offseason.
Hall was cut because the Redskins were over the cap due to an $18 million sanction imposed for the way they structured contracts during the 2010 uncapped season. Without the penalty, Hall would almost certainly have remained in Washington.
"I talked to a player that has played extremely hard for us the last couple of years and I had to tell him he was released today," coach Mike Shanahan said at the time. "And that guy has really played extremely hard for us, and that's DeAngelo Hall.
"He's given everything I've asked him to give. He's gotten better each year. He's done the little things the right way and when you have to tell somebody that they're not going to be on your football team, it's a little hard, especially when your plan was to take care of the guys that took care of you."
Hall, 29, had two years remaining on the six-year, $54 million deal he signed at the end of the 2008 season. He was due to make $7.5 million in salary in 2013 prior to being cut.
Hall had four interceptions last season for a Washington defense that ranked 30th in the league against the pass.