The Redskins and veteran cornerback DeAngelo Hall agreed to terms Tuesday in a move that bolsters the team’s secondary and rewards a player who enjoyed a bounce-back season.
Hall confirmed the agreement in a Twitter message to quarterback Robert Griffin III, writing, “I’m BACK lil bro. Let’s be #Great #HTTR for life.”
Hall, 30, could have become an unrestricted free agent next month. He's spent the past 5-1/2 seasons in Washington.
The deal is for four years and nearly $5 million per season, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The amount of guaranteed money was not immediately known.
This much, however, is clear: the Redskins once again view Hall as a vital part of their defense. Which is quite a departure from last year, when he was released and then re-signed to a one-year, $1.25 million contract following a disappointing 2012 campaign.
In 2013, Hall played like someone who had something to prove. He made four interceptions and scored three defensive touchdowns. In addition, he also matched up against the opposing team’s best receiver and seemed to embrace a leadership role within the locker room.
Hall will return to a starting role next season. Who starts at the cornerback spot opposite him, though, remains to be seen. The other starter, Josh Wilson, is set to become an unrestricted free agent next month. If Wilson is not retained, second-year player David Amerson could be promoted to the role.