The Redskins have plenty of impending free agents on their starting defense and they have reportedly opened up talks with one of them in hopes of keeping him around for 2014.
Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports that the team has started up talks with cornerback DeAngelo Hall on a new multiyear contract. Hall played out the 2013 season on a one year, $1.25 million deal that he signed after the Redskins cut him for cap savings last offseason.
Hall has expressed a desire to return to Washington and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett mentioned him along with linebackers Brian Orakpo and Perry Riley as free agents he wants to see back with the team for the 2014 season. Cornerback Josh Wilson and safety Reed Doughty are among the other defensive free agents in Washington, which will also have to replace retired linebacker London Fletcher.
Hall joined the Redskins in 2008 after a disastrous eight-game stint with the Raiders and has started every game for the team over the last four years. Hall led the Redskins with four interceptions and three defensive touchdowns in 2013 while also recording 78 tackles and two forced fumbles.