Redskins May Court DeAngelo Hall

Cornerback waived by Raiders

The Washington Redskins may be interested in cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who was waived earlier this week by the Oakland Raiders, according to reports.

Hall cleared waivers Thursday and is a free agent.'s Adam Schefter reported that the Redskins are interested in signing the former Virginia Tech standout.  He said the other teams interested are the New York Giants, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints and the Pittsburgh Steelers.'s John Clayton said Hall's agent has been contacted by 15 teams.

Hall was waived after the Raiders said he didn't fit into their style of defense and because he was getting beat often by the opposition.  Hall signed a seven-year, $70 million contract with the Raiders after the team traded second- and fifth-round picks for him in the offseason.  It proved quite costly for the Raiders, who guaranteed $24 million of the deal.

The Redskins, always looking to add star power to match up well in the NFC East, may be an intriguing option for Hall.  He played for the Hokies and hails from Chesapeake, Va., so it could be a homecoming of sorts.

One team that's not interested is Hall's former employer, the Atlanta Falcons.  They quickly shot down any ideas of re-signing their former corner.

“That’s not in our plans,” Falcons coach Mike Smith told an Atlanta paper.

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