The Washington Redskins Did Not Want to Let DeAngelo Hall Go, But Had To
The Washington Redskins did not want to let DeAngelo Hall go, and if he can’t get a better contract somewhere else, then he might come back to the Skins on a reduced contract. He was even willing to take a pay cut, but the Skins simply needed the cap room.
“I talked to a player that has played extremely hard for us the last couple of years and I had to tell him he was released today,” head coach Mike Shanahan said. “And that guy has really played extremely hard for us, and that’s DeAngelo Hall.”
Hall rounded into form at the end of last year, and helped the Redskins win the NFC East. He was the ultimate team player and it’s a shame he won’t be around for the ride next year.
“He’s given everything I’ve asked him to give. He’s gotten better each year,” Shanahan said. “He’s done the little things the right way and when you have to tell somebody that they’re not going to be on your football team, it’s a little hard, especially when your plan was to take care of the guys that took care of you.”
The cap penalties levied against the Skins hardly seem fair, but Shanahan did just a fine job assembling the roster last year. I’m inclined to trust him this offseason even if as a fan I try to temper my expectations.
Best of the best: Three unbelievable catches by DeAndre Hopkins
With the 27th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans selected DeAndre Hopkins, wide receiver out of Clemson University. Known for his insane ability to bring in any pass that comes his way, the former Tiger is developing into one of the league's best young receivers. Here is a reel of catches that will certainly leave a lasting impression. Read More
Watch: Russell Wilson opens up about dating Ciara during church interview
Russell WIlson was interviewed at church and talked about dating Ciara. Read More
Ray Lewis might have some new competition with his signature dance (video)
Ray Lewis entertained Baltimore Ravens fans throughout his illustrious 16-year career in the NFL and as a member of the Ravens. He set three NFL records as a Raven; 13 Pro Bowls for an inside/middle linebacker, 10 All-Pro selections for a linebacker (tied with Lawrence Taylor), 51 tackles in a single postseason. However, it was his famous dance out of the tunnel that became the reason fans ran to the ticket booths. This young fan does it better. Read More
Giants yank contract offer for Jason Pierre-Paul after fireworks mishap
The Giants have pulled their long-term offer for JPP following a fourth of July fireworks accident. Read More
Three reasons why we all love Jameis Winston
Jameis Winston is just a lovable guy. I'm not sure if it's the smile or the laugh or what, but something about him just makes you say, "Now, this is a guy I can get behind." But what is it exactly? Simple. It's because he's so willing to love back. Read More