DeAngelo Hall Announces Retirement After 14 NFL Seasons

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"Organizations to networks. I'm still undecided as of now", Hall said.

Defensive back DeAngelo Hall announced his retirement from the National Football League on Monday after a 14-year playing career.

He spend his last nine years with the Washington Redskins, proving to be an experienced asset to the team.


"I've been meeting and talking with a little bit of everybody", Hall said in the morning, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. I had a vision of a gold jacket. But who's to say I can't get in there some other way? That's my focus. I still want a gold jacket, whether I get one as an exec, a coach. "It wasn't going to be a role where I felt like I could try to get that coveted 50 [career interceptions]", Hall explained.

Between 2014 and 2016, injuries forced Hall to miss 31 games. He lasted just eight games in Oakland before being cut. He solidified the corner position for Washington, starting every game between 2010 and 2013.

The cornerback played in Atlanta for four seasons. He switched to safety in 2015 at the request of the coaching staff.


Hall, 34, was selected by the Falcons with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft and spent his first four seasons in Atlanta.

After being released by Oakland, he signed with Washington in part because it was close to where he grew up in the Virginia Beach area. Before that, he was a Virginia native and spent three years at Virginia Tech.

The NFL's active leading interceptor prior to his announcement with 43 career INTs, Hall returned five of those for touchdowns. He made the Pro Bowl with the club in 2010.


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