Redskins safety DeAngelo Hall expects to open the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, he told CSN, as medical advice suggests he's not quite ready for football.
"Dr. [James] Andrews doesn't think I'm quite ready," Hall said Thursday. "I'm gonna take his advice."
Hall landed on the injured reserve last year after sustaining a major knee injury Week 3 in New York. He opened training camp on the PUP list and didn't do much working out with the team during training camp in Richmond.
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Hall's expectation to start the season on PUP does not come as a surprise. Assuming that's the case, Hall will not be eligible for reinstatement to the roster until after Week 6, though he can continue to work out at the Redskins Park facility and be with the team.
A 13-year veteran and three-time Pro Bowler, Hall could give the Redskins a veteran presence in the back end of their defense. Throughout camp, Hall seemed like more of a coach than a player working back from injury, as he held play sheets and often talked with players after plays, both good and bad, offering advice.
As far as the rest of the safeties in Washington, Su'a Cravens and D.J Swearinger are locked in as starters. Deshazor Everett, Will Blackmon and Montae Nicholson, meanwhile, may be competing for two spots, especially if the team plans on getting Hall back at some point in the middle of the season.