Over the weekend, reports surfaced that cornerback DeAngelo Hall and the Washington Redskins were working on a new deal.
On Tuesday, Hall and the Redskins finalized that deal, according to ESPN’s John Keim.
The Redskins released Hall last offseason in a move to lower their salary cap and, after testing interest in him around the league, he re-signed for a one-year deal at $2.25 million.
The two sides had been speaking about a new contract for a couple weeks and this enables the Redskins to focus their attention on other potential free agents in linebacker Brian Orakpo, linebacker Perry Riley and defensive lineman Chris Baker. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett listed all three as a priority earlier this offseason.
Hall confirmed the reports himself by sending a message to his team’s quarterback, Robert Griffin III, via twitter.
The deal is reportedly worth $20 million over four years, a reward for having one of the best seasons of his career last season. Hall had 78 tackles, four interceptions, three forced fumbles and 13 passes defended in 2013.