Another veteran cornerback has hit the already impressive free agent class. It comes as no surprise, but the Washington Redskins have decided to part ways with DeAngelo Hall in a move that will save the team $8 million.
Hall signed a six-year, $55 million deal back in 2009 and has never lived up to the hopes Washington had for him.
The 30-year-old corner will now join the likes of Sean Smith, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Aqib Talib, Antoine Cason, Brent Grimes, Derek Cox, Keenan Lewis and Mike Jenkins in a loaded cornerback market. That group of players does not even mention New York Jets star Darrelle Revis, who could be made available for trade.
Washington is now razor thin with defensive backfield depth, so they could look to address their needs in free agency or in the NFL Draft.
For Hall, he should demand attention. For the teams that miss out on Sean Smith, Hall would be a nice fallback option who would be able to provide some speed. At this point in his career, Hall would come at a relatively cheap price and could fit for a team that runs a lot of man-to-man coverage.
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