(April 4, 2013) – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have re-signed free agent cornerback DeAngelo Hall and signed free agent quarterback Pat White. The team also re-signed unrestricted free agent quarterback Rex Grossman. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Hall (5-10, 193) was originally selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft. For his career, he has appeared in 133 regular season games with 127 starts, compiling 637 tackles (506 solo), 124 passes defensed, 39 interceptions, 12 fumbles recovered, six fumbles forced and two sacks. Hall’s 39 career interceptions are sixth-most among players that were active during the 2012 season.
Since joining the Redskins in 2008, Hall has appeared in 68 regular season games with 64 starts. In that time, he has 19 interceptions, one interception return for touchdown and one fumble return for touchdown. In 2010, he tied an NFL single-game record with four interceptions at Chicago, and would later earn his third Pro Bowl selection and be named 2011 Pro Bowl MVP.
Hall spent four seasons in Atlanta from 2004-07 before being traded to the Oakland Raiders on March 20, 2008. He started eight games for Oakland before his release on Nov. 5, 2008, and signing with the Redskins on Nov. 7, 2008. Hall was released by the Redskins on March 11, 2013, but now returns to the team after having started every game of the Mike Shanahan era in Washington.
Hall, 29, played collegiately at Virginia Tech from 2001-03, recording 190 tackles, 20 passes defensed, eight interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and seven receptions for 86 yards with one touchdown in his three-year career.
Hall was born on Nov. 19, 1983. He attended Deep Creek H.S. in Chesapeake, Va., where he played with recently signed free agent linebacker Darryl Tapp.
White (6-0, 190) was originally selected by the Miami Dolphins in the second round (44th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He appeared in 13 games for the Dolphins in 2009 before being released by the team on Sept. 4, 2010. For his career, White has attempted five passes and rushed 21 times for 81 yards (3.9 avg.).
White, 27, played collegiately at West Virginia from 2005-08, where he became one of the program’s most decorated athletes. He won 34 games as a starter and became the first player in FBS history to win four bowl games as a starting quarterback. He finished his collegiate career with 6,049 passing yards and 4,480 rushing yards, the latter of which was the record for career rushing yardage by a quarterback at the time of his graduation.
White was born on Feb. 25, 1986. He attended Daphne (Ala.) H.S., where he earned first-team All-State Class 6-A honors as a senior after rushing for 1,905 yards with 31 touchdowns and throwing for 1,488 yards with 15 passing touchdowns. He is a four-time draft pick of Major League Baseball, having been selected twice by the Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels (2004 and 2007) and once each by the Cincinnati Reds (2008) and New York Yankees (2009).
The Washington Redskins announced today that they have re-signed unrestricted free agent quarterback Rex Grossman. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Grossman returns for his fourth season with the Redskins and his 11th overall in the NFL. In 2011, he set career highs in pass completions (265) and completion percentage (57.9). In 13 starts in 2011, Grossman finished with 3,151 yards, the second highest passing yardage total of his career.
Prior to a 2009 stint in Houston, Grossman played his first six years with Chicago, which selected him in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. In 2006, Grossman led the Bears to a 13-3 record and their first Super Bowl appearance since 1985. That season, he started all 16 regular season games and completed 262-of-480 passes for 3,193 yards, 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. He also started all three postseason contests.
Grossman played collegiately at Florida, where he was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 2002, and finished his career as the all-time leading passer in school and Southeastern Conference history.
Earlier the Washington Redskins announced that they have re-signed unrestricted free agent tight end Fred Davis. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Davis (6-4, 247) was originally selected by the Redskins in the second round (48th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He has played in 62 career games with 40 starts in five NFL seasons. For his career, he has compiled 155 receptions, 1,973 receiving yards and 12 receiving touchdowns, all with Washington.
Last season, Davis started Washington’s first seven games before being placed on the Reserve/Injured list. At the time of his injury, Davis had amassed 24 receptions for 325 yards, both team highs through seven weeks. Davis, 27, played collegiately at Southern California from 2004-07, finishing his career with 117 receptions for 1,408 yards and 13 touchdowns in 48 games. As a senior in 2007, he became the first Trojan in school history to win the Mackey Award, given annually to the nation’s top tight end.
Davis was born on Jan. 15, 1986. He attended Rogers H.S. in Toledo, Ohio, where he split time among the wide receiver, running back, quarterback and strong safety positions as a senior in 2003.
And also earlier, the Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed unrestricted free agent linebacker Darryl Tapp.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Tapp (6-1, 270) was originally selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round (63rd overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 103 games with 35 starts in seven NFL seasons, amassing 24 sacks, 18 passes defensed, nine fumbles forced, eight fumbles recovered and two interceptions, including one returned for touchdown during his rookie season in 2006.
Tapp spent his first four seasons (2006-09) with the Seahawks before joining the Philadelphia Eagles via trade on March 16, 2010. Coaches have credited Tapp with 288 career tackles (209 solo), including registering 34 tackles (15 solo) in 13 games played as a defensive end with the Eagles last season.
Tapp, 28, played collegiately at Virginia Tech, where he played in 53 games across four seasons from 2002-05. Tapp recorded 187 tackles (38 for loss) and 23.5 sacks in his collegiate career, during which time he played with current Redskins wide receiver Joshua Morgan and center Will Montgomery.
Tapp was born on Sept. 13, 1984, in Portsmouth, Va. He attended Deep Creek H.S. in Chesapeake, Va., where he compiled 22 sacks in leading his team to a 34-4 record during his three seasons with the varsity squad. He also earned letters in basketball and track.