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The day after the Redskins’ 2016 season ended, safety DeAngelo Hall, who had missed all but three games of the season with a torn ACL, said that he would be willing to take a cut in his $4.25 million 2017 salary if that was what he needed to do to play.

Hall proved to be good to his word not once, but twice.

During the summer, he agreed to take a pay cut down to $2.2 million. Now, after spending all of training camp on the physically unable to perform list (PUP), Hall has redone his contract again.

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According to the Washington Post, Hall’s 2017 salary has been cut in half, down to $1.1 million. In exchange, the Redskins guaranteed that salary.

Hall will get less money but he knows that he will get it. He will start the season on the PUP list. Under his old contract, he would have been paid his prorated salary while he was on PUP but the Redskins could have released him after six weeks if he passed a physical. This way, the Redskins have no financial incentive to move on from him after he is healthy.

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The Redskins get some cap certainty and they can base any decision on Hall on on-field considerations without money coming into the picture. If he’s healthy and they need him they’ll keep him.

 

Hall is in the final year of his contract. Even if he misses only the minimum of six games while he is on PUP he will have missed 41 of the 64 games played since he signed that four-year contract. He turns 34 in November and he has talked of a future in the front office or as a coach.

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