Cornerback DeAngelo Hall said Monday he would be willing to discuss reworking his contract with the Redskins if that’s what it would take for him to remain with the team next season.
“This thing is getting right where it needs to be,” Hall said at Redskins Park the day after the team’s season ended with a first round playoff loss at home to the Seattle Seahawks. “Like I said, whatever I’ve got to do to be here, I’m going to try to do that.”
Hall’s contract with the Redskins has two seasons remaining. But his salary for next season is $7.5 million, raising the possibility that he could be released in the offseason unless he renegotiates his deal.
Several other players who are eligible for unrestricted free agency in March, including left guard Kory Lichtensteiger and linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, expressed interest Monday in re-signing with the Redskins.
“I hope I’m here still,” Lichtensteiger said. “I honestly do hope that. I don’t want to leave this system. I don’t want to leave these coaches and I don’t want to leave my teammates. I think the best-case scenario for me is if I get a new deal here. But at the same time, you’ve got to explore all the options. So I’ll just see what happens and see who wants to talk to me.”
Lichtensteiger said there have been no negotiations between his agent and the Redskins about a new contract.
“I’m going to be going into my sixth year,” he said. “I’m not a young guy any more. So you want to get something that can set you up pretty good for later in life to take care of your family. But at the same time, you want to be happy where you’re working. I feel I’m definitely going to be the most happy working here, playing for Mike [Shanahan] and being a Redskin.”
Alexander, who was selected to the Pro Bowl as a special teams player, said he too hopes to return.
“I know they want me but at the same time, you have to understand it’s a business,” Alexander said. “They’re going to do what’s best for the team and I have to do what’s best for my family, too. Hopefully we can come to an agreement. I’m a Redskin–been here for seven years now. Love the community. Love the fans. Love everything it’s about, living in the D.C. area. Hopefully I get a chance to be a part of bringing a Super bowl back to this community.”