New Washington #Redskins defensive coordinator #Greg Manusky spoke live with ESPN 980 this past week and one of the topics of conversation was #Deangelo Hall. The question was brought up of whether or not the team would bring Hall back this year to make an attempt at a tenth season with the franchise. Manusky’s response may surprise some, “we’d like him back to see what he has left,” Manusky told Chris Cooley on Thursday.
Hall’s contract has him earning $4.25 million in 2017, but owes him no guaranteed money, meaning the team can cut him now at no cost.
Look for the Redskins to rework Hall’s deal
The team will most likely release Hall and then re-sign him to a much lower veteran minimum salary. If he can stay healthy he would be a valuable asset it terms of locker room leadership and backup ability. His days as a starter may be over, but he still has many things he can contribute to the team moving forward. In the end, if he comes to camp and looks out of place or can’t keep up, cutting him will at least be cheap and no hard feelings will be felt between the two parties. Hall said at the end of the year that "he wasn't trying to steal anybody's money," meaning he knew he wasn't worth the contract he signed four years ago before all the injuries set in.
Hall has become a fixture with the franchise
At 33-years-old, DeAngelo Hall has spent the last 9 years in burgundy and gold, but since week three of 2014 he’s mostly been injured. The injuries have to play into what the team’s decision will be with Hall moving forward. Since Manusky has come out this offseason saying they will give him a shot, then you can likely expect him at training camp. His play will have to be at a high level if he expects to stay in the league and he has to know that one more injury would be the end. At this point he would be second on the Redskins depth chart at free safety, but the team in all likelihood will draft another safety or sign an undrafted one directly after the draft ends.
Hall looked decent last season after being moved over to safety before an injury ended his year yet again. In his Redskins career Hall has started 95 games, recording 23 interceptions, 9 fumble recoveries with 3 touchdowns, and 382 tackles.