Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall to retire, reports say

Washington Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall to retire, reports say

Hall was traded to the Oakland Raiders in 2008 for a second-round pick and agreed to a seven-year, $70 million contract with $24.5 million guaranteed.

He was a three time Pro Bowler as a defensive back. The 34-year-old said he is mulling over options in the media, as a coach or in a front office.

The cornerback is also infamously known across social media back in August 2015 when Houston Texans star receiver DeAndre Hopkins put Hall on skates during a joint team practice with a filthy juke move.

Even though Hall was no longer the same dynamic playmaker he was in his prime, his versatility made him a valuable contributor for the Redskins in the secondary.

Call it a reflection of his career as a whole - he had a knack for making the big play.

Hall eventually signed with Washington in the 2009 offseason and went on to play in 106 games for the Redskins, recording 393 tackles and 23 interceptions for the team. He returned five interceptions for TDs, and he had five fumble-return TDs as well.

"I had a vision of a gold jacket, but the injuries the last couple years have been very hard on me", he said earlier Monday. "So that's kind of out of the question now". That's my focus. I still want a gold jacket, whether I get one as an exec, a coach. He is now unsigned but not expected to return to Washington. All three undrafted free agents were part of the tryout group during rookie minicamp last weekend. He also added one touchdown apiece as a rusher and a receiver.

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