The Washington Redskins have signed free agent cornerback DeAngelo Hall, Adam Schefter of NFL Network is reporting.
The signing comes two days after the Oakland Raiders placed Hall on waivers. When no team claimed Hall, he became an unrestricted free agent, and the Redskins moved quickly to lock him up. No financial terms of the deal have been released, but Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Hall will receive the same prorated $1 million salary he would have received if he had stayed in Oakland, and that the contract contains a commitment that the Redskins won't use the franchise tag on Hall in 2009.
Although a lot of Redskins fans disliked the idea, it's the latest piece of evidence that Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is more than willing to open up his wallet if it allows him to get another big-name player into the fold.
Hall spent his first four seasons in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons, where he was chosen to two Pro Bowls. During the off-season he signed a seven-year, $70 million contract with the Raiders, but they cut ties with him after he had played just eight games -- and after the team had paid him $8 million.