The biggest move the Redskins have made so far in free agency has not been an addition but a subtraction. To save $8 million in salary cap they released DeAngelo Hall, who took almost every snap at cornerback for the four and a half years he was with the Redskins.
Everyone knew that the Redskins weren’t going to keep Hall and pay him $8 million. His level of play didn’t warrant such a salary. But Mike Shanahan indicated that the Redskins did not offer him an opportunity to stay at reduced pay, an option they gave Santana Moss and other veterans. The move leaves the Redskins with one cornerback on the roster, Josh Wilson, who has stared an NFL game.
Was releasing Hall and starting fresh at the position the way to go? Or should the Redskins have negotiated with Hall to figure out a way he could have stayed at a price that both sides cold have lived with? Rich Tandler and Tarik El-Bashir debate the question in this week’s edition of Point-Counterpoint.