Washington Redskins safety DeAngelo Hall has agreed to restructure his contract. Hall was set to earn a base contract of $4.25 million in 2017; after agreeing to the restructure, he will now earn $2.3 million. The move saves the team nearly two million in cap space during a time in which they are currently low in that department.
Hall told reporters after Thursday’s minicamp session that the deal was finalized a few days ago.
DeAngelo Hall Agrees to Restructure Contract
As @john_keim said, DeAngelo Hall restructured his contract down from $5M cap hit. Hall said he was at peace with that decision they reached
— Mike Jones (@ByMikeJones) June 14, 2017
After only missing three games in six seasons with the Redskins, Hall suffered an Achilles injury in week 4 of the 2014 season. Hall returned in 2015 but missed five games that season due to a nagging toe injury. Last year Hall’s season ended after week 3 with an ACL injury. Now 33 years old, Hall realizes this is his last shot at playing professional football and has been eager to rework his deal since last season ended.“There will come a point where I’m not able to play, and I’m just too old or too slow or too banged up,” Hall said. “While I can still play, I want to go out and play. I don’t know where I fit in yet, and I don’t know if they know where I fit in yet. But I know when I’m healthy, I can help us win.”
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden addressed the situation and his respect for Hall at his press conference Wednesday afternoon.
“He’s kind of been a mainstay here, and he kind of keeps the boat from sinking from time to time. There’s some volatile people in that defensive back room from time to time, and he’s a calming guy if you can believe that [laughter]. D-Hall is. He’s been great. He’s been a great leader for us. Unfortunately for him, injuries have shortened his season. Hopefully, we’ll be able to get him back at a later date, but if we don’t have him back when we want to, at least he’ll be in the room and still have a major influence on the team and the defense.”