Hall says he considered not playing this season

June 14, 2013

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall thought about calling it quits this offseason. (Associated Press/Carolyn Kaster)

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall says he considered not playing football this season before re-signing with the Washington Redskins.

“I contemplated not playing this year, to be honest,” Hall said at this week’s minicamp at Redskins Park. “I felt like I could do some things off the field that would have been just as lucrative as coming to play. So I really had to sit back and just examine the situation, see if I did feel like I could do it again. And I felt like I could. I felt like the coaches are going to do a good job of putting me in position to be successful, and that’s all you can ask for.”

Hall re-signed with the Redskins this offseason after being released by the team shortly before the free agent market opened.

“We had a little bit of interest, but not as much as I initially thought it was going to be,” Hall said. “And when I saw kind of who was interested, my first thought was to try to get back here. That was my number one priority. That was the reason we waited so long. We wanted the Redskins [to] explore all their avenues first and if the opportunity came to come back, we definitely wanted to be part of it.”

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