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Hall still hoping to re-sign with Redskins

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While fellow cornerbacks Shawn Springs and Carlos Rogers are under contract for 2009, DeAngelo Hall is wondering if the Redskins will get a deal done with him before free agency starts at midnight Friday.

Traded by Atlanta’s new regime to Oakland last March, Hall signed a seven-year, $72 million contract with the Raiders only to be cut after just eight games. The 2-time Pro Bowl pick signed with the Redskins on Nov. 6 and is line for another big payday.

“I was the highest-paid DB for eight weeks, but I learned it’s not all about the money,” Hall said Tuesday as negotiations between the Redskins and agents Alvin Keels and Joel Segal continued. “When teams are courting you, everybody’s real nice. But Oakland wanted me to do things that would be like you writing your stories backwards. The Redskins have an advantage since we’ve had a chance to feel each other out.  I’m optimistic that we can get something done in time, but there’s not much time [before I become a free agent].”

- David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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