Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) stands on the field against the San Diego Chargers at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins, DeAngleo Hall making progress on negotiations

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The Washington Redskins biggest need this offseason is to beef up the secondary, and they have two key, impending free agents at corner in DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson. Both players are serviceable, and it will be interesting to see if they keep one, both, or neither of them. It looks like the Redskins are planning on keeping Hall and letting Wilson walk, as Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reports that Hall and the team are “making progress” toward a new deal.

Per a league source close to Florio, talks are “intensifying”, so we’ll see how soon a deal gets done. Since both sides are talking and working towards a new deal, I would be shocked if Hall doesn’t re-sign with the Redskins before free agency starts on the 11th of March. He was one of the few players in the secondary who didn’t embarrass himself last year, with Wilson being one of them. There is no doubt that the Redskins will have to add a safety and a CB this offseason, and I have a feeling they’ll go after Aqib Talib if he’s available. But the Redskins would also be wise to keep a useful veteran in either Wilson or Hall, and it looks like the longer-tenured of the two will stay.

Last season, the outspoken CB recorded 78 tackles with four interceptions, three fumbles forced, and 13 passes defended to really fill up the stat sheet. He gets burned more often than the team would like, but his ball skills and experience ensure that the team will do what they can to sign him to a team-friendly contract. He was the team’s best defensive back last season, even if that isn’t saying very much.

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