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Redskins’ DeAngelo Hall retires after 14 seasons

DeAngelo Hall has chosen to retire after 14 seasons, though he left open the possibility of playing for another team.

WASHINGTON — The Redskins’ longest-tenured player is calling it a career.

DeAngelo Hall has chosen to retire after 14 seasons, though he left open the possibility of playing for another team.

Hall came to Washington midway through the 2008 season and in 10 seasons played in 106 games, intercepting 23 passes. His contract expired at the end of the season, and there wasn’t room for him in the Redskins’ defense any longer.

His last four seasons were marred by injuries — he played in only 22 games in those four years and started the 2017 on the physically unable to perform list after suffering a torn ACL in Week 3 of 2016.

Hall, 34, returned last year in Week 9 at Seattle, but in the final six games he was inactive three times and played only a handful of snaps.

His signature game with the Redskins came in Chicago during the 2010 season, when he tied the NFL record for interceptions in a game by picking Jay Cutler off four times. He returned one of the interceptions 92 yards for a touchdown and made his third Pro Bowl that season.

The Atlanta Falcons selected Hall with the eighth overall pick in the 2004 draft, and he started 55 of 57 games in four seasons with them, intercepting 17 passes. He was traded to the Raiders in 2008 and was released after just eight games.

Hall signed with the Redskins for the remainder of the season, finishing out the year with 25 tackles and two interceptions in four starts, before heading into free agency. Hall had always dreamed of playing close to home — he grew up in the Virginia Beach area and played at Virginia Tech. He signed a long-term deal in February 2009 to remain with the Redskins.

He called it a career after 171 games and 43 interceptions.

You can expect to see Hall on the sidelines as an assistant coach somewhere on in a television booth near you.


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