In an offseason filled with activity for a team with salary cap restrictions, the Washington Redskins have agreed to terms with cornerback DeAngelo Hall after releasing him on the eve of the free agency signing deadline nearly three weeks ago, according to multiple media outlets including the Washington Post.
Hall was a guest on radio station 106.7 The Fan in Washington, D.C. Monday night and will officially sign the new contract with the Redskins tomorrow.
“It just felt right,” Hall said during the interview with 106.7’s Grant Paulsen, who first reported the agreement. “I feel like I still have a lot to prove. I feel like it was a family, and I wasn’t ready to give my family up."
Hall hopes to sign the contract on Tuesday at Redskins Park. The deal is reportedly worth $2.25 million, well below half of what Hall was scheduled to earn prior this season, according to CSNWashington.com.
The 29-year-old Hall had two years remaining on a six-year, $54 million contract he signed in 2008. contract. He was scheduled to earn close to $8 million in 2013.
Hall will return to a secondary that ranked 30th in the league last season in passing touchdowns. Hall totaled 95 tackles, a sack and four interceptions in 2012 and will rejoin fellow starting cornerback Josh Wilson.
The Redskins have been actively pursuing cornerback's since Hall's release. They signed cornerback free agent E.J. Biggers formerly with Tampa Bay several weeks ago. Additionally, the team has been actively courting 14-year veteran and free agent Antoine Winfield, who was released by the Minnesota Vikings last month.
Coach Mike Shanahan has repeatedly stressed the need to add depth to a Redskins team that the coach feels, has the "nucleus of the right team." The team has certainly made great strides in attaining that level of depth during the offseason with the additions made in the last month just at the cornerback position.
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