DeAngelo Hall returns an interception against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day 2012
The Washington Redskins have re-signed CB DeAngelo Hall, whom they cut last month in an effort to get under the salary cap limit by March 12, according to Grant Paulsen.
Source: #Redskins and CB Deangelo Hall have agreed on a one-year deal that will bring the veteran defender back to Washington.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) April 2, 2013
The Redskins owed Hall about $8 million this year before releasing him and would presumably only bring him back at a substantially reduced rate. If true, this indicates the Redskins tried and failed to sign free agent CB Antoine Winfield, cut last month by the Minnesota Vikings.
I think this is unfortunate because Winfield at 35 is still a clearly superior player to Hall at 29. What's more, as he ages, Hall's physical ability will diminish and he will have to fall back on his technique, which is now and always has been poor. Hall graded out as one of the worst cornerbacks in the NFL statistically last year, though he was capable of having the occasional strong game, as he did against Dallas twice last year.