Redskins release DeAngelo Hall, free up $8M in cap space

October 28, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) is restrained by teammates after being ejected from the game for unsportsman like conduct against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 27-12. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Per 106.7′s Grant Paulsen:

“Cash-strapped team will create $8 million in cap space.” in refence to Mike Jones from the Washington Post’s tweet “Redskins have released DeAngelo Hall, source says.”

Just as the news of Redskins KR/PR Brandon Banks’ impending release was coming down, the Redskins definitively cut ties with 8-year veteran DeAngelo Hall. Hall had 95 tackles and four interception in 2012, but was known mainly for his inability to play tight man coverage and control his temper. Hall’s actions came to a boiling point versus Pittsburgh when he did everything aside from actually assaulting an official. There were a few bright spots in Hall’s career with Washington. Mainly, his four-interception game versus the Bears, after which his jersey was sent to Canton. He also had a memorable fumble recovery for a touchdown versus the Cowboys in the 2010 season opener. DeAngelo was known as a “playmaker” which often came immediately before or after a comment on how “he just gives up too many big plays.” You can expect many more heads to roll with the free agency beginning soon. The Redskins do gain $8 million in cap space, during the second of two cash-strapped years after the NFL handed down cap penalties in 2012.

Stay tuned to Riggo’s Rag for more on free agency in 2013!

Topics: DeAngelo Hall, Free Agency, NFL, Washington Redskins

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