Cap-strapped Redskins release CB DeAngelo Hall

DeAngelo Hall's contract with the Redskins has been reworked to give the team more flexibility in case he can't recover from his injury. (Getty)

WASHINGTON – Cornerback DeAngelo Hall has been released by the Washington Redskins, a casualty of the team’s NFL-imposed salary cap penalty on the eve of the start of free agency.

Hall was cut Monday by the Redskins, who are over the cap because of an $18 million sanction for the way they structured contracts during the 2010 uncapped season.

Hall had two years remaining on the six-year, $54 million deal he signed at the end of the 2008 season. He was due to make $7.5 million in salary in 2013.

The talkative Hall was a thorough mix of big plays and blown coverages in his 4

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