Redskins, Hall making progress toward a new deal

Getty Images

When cornerback DeAngelo Hall said that the Redskins “probably” should change their name, it appeared that the impending free agent probably should look for a new team.

Hall has since put the toothpaste back in the tube, and the team could end up putting some new money in his pocket.

Per a league source, talks are intensifying between the Redskins and Hall toward a new contract.  While not close to an agreement, progress is being made.

A first-round pick of the Falcons 10 years ago who turned 30 in November 2013, Hall joined the Redskins in 2008, after being cut in the middle of the season by the Raiders and receiving $8 million for eight games.

Hall hasn’t been making quite as much lately.  In 2013, Hall earned $1.25 million on a one-year deal.  He has started every game since 2010; last year, Hall had four interceptions, three forced fumbles, and a pair of touchdowns.