Washington made re-signing DeAngelo Hall a priority this offseason and the Redskins were able to get a deal done well in advance of free agency, agreeing to a four-year deal with the veteran cornerback on Tuesday, according to Dianna Russini of NBC Washington.
The deal comes a year after the Redskins released Hall only to re-sign him to a contract worth close to the veteran minimum. The 30-year-old went on to start 16 games, finishing with 78 tackles and four interceptions. He also scored three defensive touchdowns. The performance still didn't earn him positive marks from Pro Football Focus, which gave him a minus-5.5 grade for the season, good for the 84th best grade among cornerbacks.
The two sides began discussing an extension earlier this month, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. Official terms of the extension have yet to be released, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that the deal is expected to be worth nearly $5 million per season. That is a significant raise from the $1.25 million Hall made last year.
The extension will keep Hall in Washington for at least another season, which should at the minimum add some entertainment value to Redskins games. Hall has garnered attention for the wrong reasons at times, including when he was ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct in 2012.
By re-signing with Washington, Hall will remain in the NFC East, which means two matchups a year with Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys. Hall and Bryant have some history, including a confrontation last season which led to Hall slapping Bryant in the helmet.
The people have spoken and it's four more years of Hall in Washington.