The Redskins are running tight on salary cap room but they just completed a deal that will give them a little bit more.
Safety DeAngelo Hall told reporters today that he has agreed to a revised contract, one that will lower his $4.25 million base salary for this season. He said that the deal was completed “in the last few days”.
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Hall, entering his 14th NFL season and his 10th with the Redskins, has missed 31 games during the last three years with an assortment of injuries. After the season, he said that he would be amenable to adjusting his contract to reflect the missed time.
According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, Hall’s salary will be reduced to $2.3 million. That means that the Redskins will add just under $2 million to their available cap space.
Hall had missed only three games in his six years with the Redskins before tearing his Achilles in Week 3 in 2014. The next year, he missed five games with a toe injury. Last year, his season ended after three games with a torn ACL.
After a long career at cornerback, Hall converted to safety last year. He has not been able to participate in any of the offseason programs. Hall told reporters that he may or may not be ready to participate when training camp opens on July 27.