- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 6, 2008

Associated Press

DeAngelo Hall’s disappointing stint with the Oakland Raiders came to an early finish.

The Raiders waived Hall on Wednesday, less than eight months after they traded for the former Pro Bowl cornerback and gave him a $70 million contract.

In his eight games in Oakland, Hall was beaten 40 times for 552 yards on 66 passes thrown his way, according to data compiled by STATS LLC.

LIONS: Detroit tried to be coy about how much Daunte Culpepper practiced and whether their new quarterback will play just days after signing.

Coach Rod Marinelli and Culpepper declined to reveal how the first-string snaps were shared between Culpepper and second-year pro Drew Stanton.

JAGUARS: Coach Jack Del Rio sent linebacker Mike Peterson home two days after Del Rio questioned his team’s chemistry.

Peterson was not at practice, and officials said Del Rio planned to release a statement regarding the situation later Wednesday.

PATRIOTS: A Massachusetts man has filed a federal lawsuit against the father of New England quarterback Tom Brady for supposedly failing to pay him about $600,000 in sales commissions and business expenses.

Richard Vasquez of Weston claimed in a suit filed last week that Tom Brady Sr. convinced him to forgo $415,000 worth of commissions by promising to make him an equity owner in his San Mateo, Calif.-based company, Thomas Brady & Associates Insurance Services Inc. But that never occurred, and he was later fired.

SEAHAWKS: Seattle expects quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to return against first-place Arizona on Nov. 16. He will miss his fifth consecutive game Sunday at Miami while he slowly gets back into playing shape this week.

Coach Mike Holmgren said his three-time Pro Bowl passer has finally passed the strength tests doctors prescribed for his hyperextended right knee. That will allow him back on the practice field as the scout-team quarterback this week.

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