Recently signed defensive back Cory Hall has decided to leave the Redskins and the team has subsequently released the six-year veteran.
Hall had signed with the Redskins on Tuesday and worked with the defense during an OTA session on Wednesday. He played for the Atlanta Falcons last season and had considered retiring from the NFL before signing with the Redskins.
The Redskins still have five safeties on the roster: Sean Taylor, Matt Bowen, Andre Lott, Ryan Clark and recently signed Pierson Prioleau.
Hall, 6-0 and 213 pounds, played for the Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals in his six-year NFL career. He played in 87 games with 70 starts and compiled 352 tackles (232 solo), four interceptions and one forced fumble.
Hall played in 14 games (starting 13) in 2004 with Atlanta, compiling 60 tackles (40 solo). In addition, Hall started both playoff games, including the 2004 NFC Championship game in which he posted two tackles.
Hall began his NFL career as a third round (65th overall) draft choice by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1999 NFL Draft. He played his collegiate ball at Fresno State.
With the release of Hall, the Redskins now have a vacant roster spot.