Ex-Raiders CB Hall agrees with Redskins on 1-year deal
According to a source, Hall agreed to a one-year deal that is worth $492,000 for the remainder of the season, the prorated portion of his $1 million base salary that he would have received from the Oakland Raiders.
"He's excited to be coming home, he's a Virginia Tech guy," agent Joe Segal told The Associated Press.
The Raiders released Hall on Wednesday, eight games into a seven-year, $72 million contract.
He walked away with $8 million this year and a chance to sign with a new team, which he did Saturday after passing a physical.
The Redskins waived cornerback Leigh Torrence to make room for the two-time Pro Bowler.
Torrence played in all 16 games last season as well as all nine games this year after joining the Redskins as a free agent in December 2006.
The Redskins are on a bye, so Hall won't make his first appearance in a Redskins uniform until Nov. 16, when Washington plays the Dallas Cowboys.
But Hall did struggle in coverage early in the season; he had shown signs of improvement in recent weeks, but was let go anyway following a 24-0 loss to the Atlanta Falcons that dropped Oakland to 2-6 on the season.
Senior writer John Clayton covers the NFL for ESPN.com. Information from ESPN.com NFC East blogger Matt Mosley and The Associated Press was used in this report.
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