DeAngelo Hall back with Redskins

Updated: February 19, 2014, 1:20 PM ET
By John Keim | ESPN.com

The Washington Redskins accomplished one of their offseason priorities, re-signing cornerback DeAngelo Hall.

Hall agreed to a deal that is worth $20 million over four years, according to multiple reports. Hall was the club's best defensive back in 2013.

The team officially announced the deal Wednesday, tweeting out a photo of Hall signing his new deal.

Hall is coming off arguably his best season in Washington, though it did not end in a Pro Bowl appearance. He intercepted four passes, returning two for touchdowns while also returning a fumble for a score. Hall typically faced the opposition's best receiver this past season, including Detroit's Calvin Johnson, Dallas' Dez Bryant and Chicago's Brandon Marshall.

Hall has intercepted 43 passes since 2004, the second most by a corner in that period trailing only Asante Samuel with 49 picks.

The Redskins released Hall last offseason in a move to lower their salary cap and, after testing interest in him around the league, he re-signed for a one-year deal at $2.25 million.

The two sides had been speaking about a new contract for a couple weeks and this enables the Redskins to focus their attention on other potential free agents in linebacker Brian Orakpo, linebacker Perry Riley and defensive lineman Chris Baker. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett listed all three as a priority earlier this offseason.

John Keim

ESPN Washington Redskins reporter

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