DeAngelo Hall, “The NFL’s Best Mercenary for Hire” re-signed with the Washington Redskins two weeks ago today.
The four year, $17 million dollar contract with the 30 year old is an unsettling one, hearkening back to the days of the Redskins overpaying for over the hill prospects.
Personally I think the Redskins would have benefited from ditching an old dog for a young hound, even if it would cost a little more. Hall’s style hinges on making the “all-or-nothing” plays he’s known for: either making the big interception and returning it for a touchdown or missing the read and giving up an 80 yard reception.
Although working with Darrell Green last offseason helped some in the beginning of the season, by the end of the year DHall had lost a step covering the more youthful receivers.
Alas, with the signing of DeAngelo Hall so went the chances of Jim Haslett and the Redskins to pick up a solid defensive back like Sam Shields, T.J. Ward, Jairus Byrd, or any other DBs that made the Top 10 free agent defensive backs.