Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

DB Hall retires after 14 seasons

DB Hall retires after 14 seasons

He's retiring at the age of 34.

The cornerback played in Atlanta for four seasons.

The Redskins' defensive back told reporters at Ryan Kerrigan's charity golf outing around noon that he was ready to call it quits after 14 years in a decision that had been lingering throughout the offseason. That's for damn sure. "But yeah, all the other stuff is still on the table", Hall said, via the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He lasted just eight games in Oakland before being cut.

Hall, the Redskins' longest-tenured player, spent nine full seasons in Washington.

He recorded 43 interceptions during his career, including four in one game against the Chicago Bears in 2010. It was more like leadership, locker room guy. Hall signed in Washington three days later to a one-year contract. He started 97 of 106 games. He made the third of his three Pro Bowls that season.

Upon returning from injury last season, Hall shuttled in and out of the starting lineup at safety, lending support to D.J. Swearinger and Montae Nicholson.

Hall began his career with the Atlanta Falcons after being selected with the eighth overall pick of the 2004 draft.

Hall was inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.

ESPN noted that Hall is weighing broadcasting and front-office jobs now that he's done with football. He also helped the Redskins at the scouting combine in March, assisting the team as a scout.

Hours after Hall's comments were published, the Redskins said Monday evening on Twitter that the cornerback has not "officially chose to retire" yet.

"I've been meeting and talking with a little bit of everybody", he said. "It wasn't going to be a role where I felt like I could try to get that coveted 50 [career interceptions]", Hall explained. "So that's kind of out of the question now". Who's to say I can't get in there another way. That's kind of my focus.

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