DeAngelo Hall named NFC defensive player of the week

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall has earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance against the Seahawks Sunday.

Hall recorded five tackles, six pass break-ups and an interception in the Redskins’ 23-17 victory .

This is the second time in Hall’s career that he has earned the award. The last time was in Week 7 of the 2010 season when he recorded four interceptions against the Chicago Bears.

Hall’s award-winning outing came a week after he struggled against the Cowboys, giving up a touchdown and big catch to Dez Bryant to set up the game-winning field goal. Following that game, Hall said that he deserved to be cut. The following day, however, teammates said Hall wasn’t totally to blame for the breakdowns and Coach Mike Shanahan expressed confidence that Hall would rebound with a strong outing.

This is the second time this season a Redskins player has taken home the award. Linebacker Brian Orakpo earned it after Washington’s Week 4 win at St. Louis.

Hall has 69 tackles, 11 pass break-ups, two interceptions and a forced fumble this season..

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.

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