DeAngelo Hall knows how to run his mouth. Hall also knows how to back up his talk, and for four more years Redskins fans will have to deal with both the good and the bad. Hall and the Redskins agreed to a four-year contract worth about $5-million per season to remain with Washington. The Redskins are in dire need of help in the secondary, and the rebuilding phase began with the signing of Hall. The former Virginia Tech Hokie had an excellent 2013 season recording 78 tackles and 4 interceptions with two of those returned for touchdowns.
Despite being released prior to last season, Hall elevated his level play, and Washington rewarded him with the length deal. The contract will most likely be the last of Hall’s career as he as always made it public he hoped to remain with his hometown Redskins. Over the next four years, Washington also hopes hall will aid in the development of second-year defensive backs David Amerson, Bacarri Rambo, and Phillip Thomas. The Redskins understand they are getting a solid cornerback and will look to surround the veteran with substantial support throughout the rest of what looks to be a busy off-season.
The Hall deal appears to be a bit rich for the aging cornerback especially with several younger cornerbacks available in free agency. I have an inclination Washington will rely on the growth of their 2013 draft picks rather than address the issues within free agency. I believe Washington needs at least one more cornerback to bolster a rather weak secondary, and that signing should be of Aqib Talib.