WASHINGTON - Cornerback DeAngelo Hall has been released by the Washington Redskins, a casualty of the team's NFL-imposed salary cap penalty on the eve of the start of free agency.
Hall was cut Monday by the Redskins, who are over the cap because of an $18 million sanction for the way they structured contracts during the 2010 uncapped season.
Hall had two years remaining on the six-year, $54 million deal he signed at the end of the 2008 season. He was due to make $7.5 million in salary in 2013.
The talkative Hall was a thorough mix of big plays and blown coverages in his 4½ seasons in Washington. The 29-year-old cornerback had four interceptions last season for a defense that ranked 30th in the league against the pass.
Long snapper Nick Sundberg has agreed to a four-year deal to remain with the Washington Redskins.
Sundberg on Sunday became the fifth Redskins player in two days to get a new contract and avoid free agency.
Left guard Kory Lichtensteiger signed a five-year contract, fullback Darrel Young and tight end Logan Paulsen each got three-year deals, and linebacker Rob Jackson also reached terms to stay with the reigning NFC East champs.
Sundberg has played three seasons in Washington and was set to become a restricted free agent when the free agent market formally opens Tuesday. He broke his left arm in the first half of last year's season opener but returned for the final seven games as well as the playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
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