WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – DeAngelo Hall has been performing at Pro Bowl level on the Redskins defense eight games through the 2013 regular season, coming off an offseason in which he was cut from the team, before being signed back later to a one-year deal.
With 39 tackles, 9 passes defended, 3 interceptions – two of which he’s taken to the house – and one fumble recovery for a touchdown, Hall says he’s out to leave a good taste in the organization’s mouth when contract time comes around.
“I think that’s why you play this game, obviously to get wins, get a Super Bowl and to get compensated,” Hall told 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen on Tuesday. “I’m 29 years old. Like I said, man, I feel like I’ve got a lot more football left, so I’m definitely looking for an extension, whether it’s here or somewhere else.”
“I haven’t really thought about it at this point, man,” he said of possibly earning a new contract, “Just want to finish this season out as strong as possible, like I said, make as many plays, get as many wins as possible man, and leave a good taste in this organization’s mouth when the season’s over.”
Hall specified being cut actually served as inspiration for him to train harder this offseason, even more so than he has in past years, and it appears that hard work is paying off.
“I prepared this offseason as hard as I could,” Hall said. “Going into my tenth season, I felt like I had a lot to prove, I had a lot more football left. Getting cut and having to prove yourself all over again kind of does something for you mentally. So I definitely wanted to prepare my body to come out and have a great season.”
“Obviously I got a little banged up in training camp, had to miss a couple practices, but I was rushing trying to get back on that field, because I felt like I had put in so much work prior to that, that I didn’t want to let it all go to waste,” he said.