DeAngelo Hall
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Longtime defensive back DeAngelo Hall has officially called it quits after 14 seasons in the NFL. Adam Schefter shared the news of the retirement on Twitter.

While at the Ryan Kerrigan Leukemia and Lymphoma Society golf tournament, Hall stated that he was done playing football but is undecided on what he wants to do after football. On his career, Hall called it “average”.

“Not great; on pace to be really good until four years ago. I had a vision of a gold jacket. The injuries the last couple years have been very hard on me, so that’s out of the question. Who’s to say I can’t get in there another way. That’s my focus. I still want a gold jacket, whether I get one as an exec, a coach. I’m going to get me a damn gold jacket. Believe that.”

Hall played 14 seasons in the NFL, 10 of them with the Washington Redskins. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons with the eighth overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft. Hall played four seasons with the Falcons before signing with the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders released Hall midway through the 2008 season and quickly joined the Redskins.

The consistent injuries seem to have helped Hall along with the idea of retirement. Hall missed 31 of 48 games because of injuries between 2014 and 2016. He was placed on the physically unable to perform list to begin the 2017 NFL season. Hall started in a Week 9 win over Seattle but was hardly in the lineup after.

Hall has had a good career. He had 43 interceptions over his career and three appearances in the Pro Bowl. Schefter pointed out that Hall has had the fourth most interceptions since he came into the league in 2004.

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