Cornerback DeAngelo Hall announces retirement from NFL

Lynette Rowe
May 15, 2018

He was traded to the Oakland Raiders in March 2008 but lasted just eight games in the Bay Area before being cut.

Hall was drafted by the Falcons 8th overall in 2004 out of Virginia Tech, and then played for the Raiders before moving on to Washington, where he started every game between 2010 and 2013.

The 34-year-old Hall has expressed interest in doing television work. Injuries curtailed the end of his career, playing in 22 of a possible 64 games the past four seasons.

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Even though Hall was no longer the same dynamic playmaker he was in his prime, his versatility made him a valuable contributor for the Redskins in the secondary.

As Hall departs from the National Football League, he finishes his career with 43 career interceptions. "I think my wife said she might cry". He recorded 636 tackles and had 43 interceptions and 10 total touchdowns in that time. According to several reports, including via the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Hall confirmed his retirement at the Ryan Kerrigan Leukemia Golf Classic. "So that's kind of out of the question now. I still want a gold jacket, whether I can get one as an [executive], a coach - I'm going to get me a damn gold jacket, believe that".

Hall became a free agent this offseason, so while a return to Washington wouldn't have been a sure thing, he could have continued to provide the Redskins with quality depth in 2018. He is now unsigned but not expected to return to Washington. Second-year safety Fish Smithson is also on the roster. The team also waived wide receiver Mikah Holder and center Sean Welsh. Welsh received the left-squad designation after announcing he'd retire following the first day of minicamp on Friday.

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