Word out of Redskins Park is that Washington management is working on a deal to resign DeAngelo Hall. Hall, 30, was released last off-season due to poor performance heading into 2013-14. The team, however, decided it was in their best interests to resign the former Virginia Tech Hokie to a 1-year, 1.25 million deal. Washington’s gamble paid off, as Hall had four interceptions and was the teams top defensive player. Now, after Hall’s exceptional year, the team wishes to bring back their best cover corner and is hoping to finish a deal in the coming weeks.
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Hall, a childhood fan of the Redskins, has shown great interest in finishing his career with the team, and the Redskins management agreed they wanted to keep him on board. If Washington is able to resign Hall, it will be a major boost heading into what should be a busy off-season. The team has already hired head coach Jay Gruden and should look to bolster the team’s weak defense.
I do expect Washington to re-sign Hall, and at the right cost, the crafty veteran should be a bargain. Hall brings stability and leadership to a thin secondary that is dire need of experience. The Washington secondary must improve if the team hopes to make a run into the playoffs, and I believe Hall is one of the integral parts.