The Redskins have begun to negotiate a new multiyear contract with veteran cornerback DeAngelo Hall, reports Mike Jones of the Washington Post. The free-agent-to-be spent the 2013 season playing on a one-year, $1.25MM deal.
Hall, a former eighth overall pick, grew up cheering for the Redskins and has played for the club since the 2008 season, so it’s not a surprise that he’d like to work out a new deal to remain in Washington. Meanwhile, the Redskins are projected to be among the teams with the most cap flexibility this offseason, and have indicated a desire to be active in free agency. That will likely include bringing back a handful of their own free agents, including Hall and perhaps linebacker Brian Orakpo.
Advanced stats historically haven’t been kind to Hall, who still considers himself the best cornerback in the league. However, he had a strong 2013 season, and was the most explosive playmaker on the defensive side of the ball in Washington, returning a fumble and a pair of interceptions for touchdowns. At age 30, Hall may not receive a long-term extension, but it at least sounds like the Redskins are interested in locking him up for more than one year.