WASHINTON D.C. — After 14 NFL seasons the long-time Washington Redskins corner is retiring from the NFL, DeAngelo Hall told reporters Monday.
A first-round pick by the Atlanta Falcons in 2004, Hall spent the past nine and a half seasons with the Redskins. Hall was traded from the Falcons to the Raiders in March 2008. He lasted just eight games in Oakland before being cut. Hall signed in Washington three days later to a one-year contract. He quickly became a staple in the Redskins secondary, first as a corner, then making the transition to safety.
The 34-year-old ball-hawk compiled 811 career tackles, 132 passes defended, and 43 interceptions — tied for 63rd in NFL history. Injuries curtailed the end of his career, playing in 22 of a possible 64 games the past four seasons. He participated in just five tilts in 2017.
“Average,” Hall said of his career. “Not great; on pace to be really good until four years ago. I had a vision of a gold jacket. The injuries the last couple years have been very hard on me, so that’s out of the question. Who’s to say I can’t get in there another way. That’s my focus. I still want a gold jacket, whether I get one as an exec, a coach. I’m going to get me a damn gold jacket. Believe that.”
Hall is mulling a possible move into television or a front office position.