DeAngelo Hall has played his last game in the NFL
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
After a 14-year NFL career, DeAngelo Hall says he’s “95% sure” that he’s done playing football.
Hall is a 757 local through and through. He played his high school ball at Deep Creek, went on to play for Virginia Tech, and was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of the 2004 NFL draft, 8th overall.
DeAngelo had a short stint with the Oakland Raiders in 2008, but was released. He picked up with the Washington Redskins and found a fit that lasted for nearly a decade.
In an interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Hall stated: “I’m not playing. That’s for damn sure. But yeah, all the other stuff is still on the table.”
The “other stuff” is a front office job in the NFL or a job in sports broadcasting.
After his comments generated some buzz, he back tracked on that statement when he was interviewed later Monday by 106.7 The Fan Sports Radio.
“Am I done playing football? I’m probably 95 percent sure I’m done playing football but I wanted to do it the right way,” Hall said Monday night. “I wanted to give the Redskins organization the respect it deserved and obviously do it with them when the time was right. I wanted to wait until at least I signed my national deal with the network before I made that official announcement, and I wanted to do it at a press conference.”
Hall is a three-time Pro Bowler, but he only played in five games in 2017. Between 2014 and 2016, injuries forced Hall to miss 31 games.
In his career, Hall tallied 811 career tackles, 132 passes defended, and 43 interceptions — tied for 63rd in NFL history.
At 34, Hall has had a storied NFL career. It may simply be time to hang up his cleats. A midnight tweet on Monday night left the door open.
To everyone who sent their love and wishes thank you but I haven’t retired. However I do think I’ve played my last football game. But my official retirement announcement won’t come until I’ve 100% committed myself to the next chapter of my life. Which I haven’t yet decided. #HTTR
— OG aka CAPTAIN 23 (@DeAngeloHall23) May 15, 2018
– Andy Hilton