Dec 04, 2011; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) celebrates making a play during the third quarter against the New York Jets at FedEx Field. the Jets defeated the Redskins 34-19. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency: Top Five DeAngelo Hall Destinations

Time is ticking, General Managers have their phone lines ready to start making calls. When the clock hits midnight, the new season will begin. Road to the Super Bowl starts in around 9 hours (central time) and I am one excited man, I mean, who else isn’t excited?

A captain of the defense in Washington, DeAngelo Hall was a fan favorite for most Washington Redskins fans. So when news broke that he was released, for some it was heart breaking.

But this is a business, as we all know, players come and go. It’s nothing personal, it’s just the way the cookie crumbles.

Not sure what price range DeAngelo Hall and his agent will be looking for, but considering the depth at the corner-back position for this years market, it shouldn’t be that high unless they are confident Hall could be picked up before the younger guys do.

So while the rest of the league continues to throw reports out left and right, let’s get our destinations list started and see where DeAngelo Hall could end up.

1. Atlanta Falcons – Why not go back to where it all started? They are a successful team and did just recently lose Dunta Robinson to the Kansas City Chiefs. So why not consider Atlanta again? I think the fans would be hyped to see that #21 running out of that tunnel once again and lining up for their defense. Wanting Tony Gonzalez back, i’m sure they would also welcome DeAngelo Hall back with open arms. Just depends on what he is asking for.

2. Minnesota Vikings – A team looking to stay in the division hunt with the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, are in a far better position than the Detroit Lions. They could use help when it comes to corners but not as much you would think. They did decent last season, but it wouldn’t hurt to add more talent, the more weapons, the better. Hall has done decent against quarterbacks in the NFC North, yes, especially against Jay Cutler, so it would be good on Minnesota’s part if they signed DeAngelo to a deal.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – They are in the hunt for a new corner-back along with other positions, so when you see a top notch name such as DeAngelo Halls, you can’t count this team out. There are reports of the Buccaneers possibly being involved in trade talks with the New York Jets, but we won’t find out until a move is actually made. They have another veteran defensive back on this team, we all know and love the man, Ronde Barber. He was due to make around $8 million for the Washington Redskins, but I think teams could get him cheaper than that. Only 29 years old, could play til he is atleast 32-33.

4. New Orleans Saints – This could very well be a possible destination for DeAngelo with Rob Ryan being the defensive coordinator for the Saints. Rob Ryan had him on his defense back in 2008 with the Oakland Raiders before he was traded after 8 games. Although he was released (by the Oakland Raiders) for being beaten when it came to man to man style type of play, could still be an improvement for this defense. He can still bring in solid production and hasn’t showed signs of slowing down. But will New Orleans take a chance on him?

5. Philadelphia Eagles – Deciding what to do with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie or Nnamdi Asomaghu, this could be a good option for the Philadelphia Eagles if plans do in fact change. Philadelphia, We have a problem. Yeah I know it’s really Houston, We have a problem, but right now Philadelphia is looking over the entire franchise wondering what could they do to make themselves better in the future. They need help when it comes to their offensive line, but need to figure out what they are going to do with two of their top corner-backs. We could possibly find out here within a few days, if not as soon as midnight rolls around, who knows, maybe even after this article is published. But if one or the other goes, they need to make an attempt to get the attention of DeAngelo Hall. So why not pull what the New York Giants did and sign a division rivals former star and pay them to make plays against their former team? He could definitely become the Captain of this defense and could be a  fan favorite.


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