View Full Version : Redskins Release CB Deangelo Hall . . .
03-11-2013, 01:41 PM
Source (Washington Post): (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/football-insider/wp/2013/03/11/redskins-release-deangelo-hall/)
The Redskins have released cornerback DeAngelo Hall, a person with knowledge said.
Due to count $8 million against the cap, Hall was expected to either be released or have his contract restructured.
Washington was $3 million over the salary cap last week because of the $18 million penalty they had to absorb this year and are expected to make more roster moves.
Hall had been willing to restructure his deal, but Washington opted instead to release him and clear $8 million off its books for 2013.
03-11-2013, 04:16 PM
Some will be upset with this. Not me. Hall showed up against The Dallas Cowboys. Other than that, he was a story of inconsistency. Redskins can get better at CB.
03-12-2013, 10:46 AM
HERE IS WHAT I WROTE ABOUT HALL (http://www.dcprosportsreport.com/washington-redskins/redskins-cut-deangelo-hall.html):
It is not clear who will take over the starting job in place of Hall, but it could very well be someone who is not currently on the roster. I'm fine with releasing Hall since it was clearly necessary from a cap standpoint and he isn't nearly productive enough to justify such an expense.
Hall played very well twice against the Cowboys last year and also did a fine job in the win over Tampa Bay. However, he had other games, such as the aforementioned loss to the Steelers, as well as wins over Minnesota and Baltimore, where Hall was arguably the worst player on the defense.
I think Hall is a very effective blitzer, but as a cover cornerback, which is where all cornerbacks must make their bones, he was normally mediocre or worse. He gave up 374 yards after the catch last season, third-worst among all NFL cornerbacks, according to Pro Football Focus. What's more, opposing quarterbacks completed 67% of passes on Hall, a terrible figure. That probably explains why he was targeted so frequently -- 112 times in 2012 -- tied for second-most in the entire league.
The Redskins don't have much at the cornerback position right now. With Hall gone, that leaves only fellow starter Josh Wilson, the best cover man on the team, to go with Richard Crawford, a 7th round draft pick in 2012 who saw most of his action on special teams. Cedric Griffin and Jerome Murphy are both free agents.
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