DeAngelo Hall was close to taking a year off

AP

Having already established that being overpaid once gave him a certain liberty, DeAngelo Hall wasn’t sure he wanted to keep playing football.

The Redskins cornerback said that after being cut this offseason, he nearly decided to take the year off, before re-signing with them at a reduced rate.

I contemplated not playing this year, to be honest,” Hall said, via Mark Maske of the Washington Post. “I felt like I could do some things off the field that would have been just as lucrative as coming to play. So I really had to sit back and just examine the situation, see if I did feel like I could do it again. And I felt like I could.

“I felt like the coaches are going to do a good job of putting me in position to be successful, and that’s all you can ask for.”

Hall came back for a one-year deal worth $1.25 million plus incentives, and the fact no one was beating down his door to give him more played a part.

“We had a little bit of interest, but not as much as I initially thought it was going to be,” Hall said. “And when I saw kind of who was interested, my first thought was to try to get back here. That was my number one priority. That was the reason we waited so long. We wanted the Redskins [to] explore all their avenues first and if the opportunity came to come back, we definitely wanted to be part of it.”

Actually, it sounds like he didn’t want to play for bad teams for the minimum, so he decided to take slightly more to hang around D.C.

33 responses to “DeAngelo Hall was close to taking a year off

  1. Nothing worse than a dirty player who can’t play football, running around and starting fights with everyone.

  2. Whether he was on the field or not, Hall took off the 2012 season anyway. 2 picks and 35 tackles in 10 games? Seriously? You are over the Hill, Hall.

    “I felt like I could do some things off the field that would have been just as lucrative as coming to play”.
    Really? Yet you came back and signed for a lesser amount after you were cut. Obviously the off the field things didn’t pan out.

    Stick to your day job even though you don’t do it very well, and you certainly don’t do it with class. Yet another example of an underperforming DB who thinks he is better and worth more than he actually is. Retiring would be an improvement for the 4skin secondary……

  3. Idiot. Overrated. Self-involved. Bigmouth. Overdrafted. Overpaid (thanks Al Davis).

    All of these adjectives describe DeAngelo Hall.

  4. He took the first year off with the Raiders, he got TOASTED in man to man coverage more than any corner back in Raider history. The worst man to man corner to ever play the game.

  5. Hey logicalvoicesays…

    Des Bryant is gonna roast DeAngelo Hall next year

    There is a reason they cut Hall and resigned him for cheaper…

  6. you know what, d-hall is actually a good dude. i know everyone LOVES to hate him, and sure hes got a checkered past. but since hes been with the redskins hes gotten his act together. do your research and check out some interviews, his website, look into his charity events. the dude is a solid human being whos grown up a LOT since he got to washington. on the field can tend to be another story but pro football players are modern day gladiators and crossing the line just comes with the territory. end of the day, im proud d-hall plays for my team, i was stoked when he resigned with them and im lookin forward to him pickin romo a few more times this year.

  7. This guy has a knack for hitting the money bag right when it counts.

    Still young, don’t bet against him having a big year and hitting the money bag right with a new lucrative contract next year.

    The increased competition also can’t hurt.

    Do or Die Time.

  8. He could make 1.25 mil off the field? He must have thought about going the Sam Hurd route

  9. Him playing with the redskins, its the same as taking a year off, cause they arent going to win anything, horrible franchise, IRG3 fail

  10. Glad he’s back….just wouldn’t seem right if MeAngelo was not around to explain what his coaches and teammates were doing wrong…..

  11. WOW! Everyone loves to hate! To the person below that said “Dez gonna toast Hall”??!! Dez got it handed to him by said Hall both games last year so wouldn’t go around talking that crap! Everyone knows Hall plays big when he wants to!! Ok by me cause he found out last season how close he was with a team that’s going nowhere but up!! Haters keep hating!! We will be here! HTTR

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