DeAngelo Hall hopes to be ready on first day of training camp

When the Washington Redskins open up training camp on July 30th, Deangelo Hall expects to be on the field, but he stopped short of guaranteeing his immediate return. The 31-year old veteran cornerback is attempting to recover from a torn Achilles tendon, an injury that often saps athletes of their quick-twitch athleticism. According to Hall, his rehab has gone according to plan thus far.

“I hope I’m ready to go the first day,” Hall said Tuesday on 106.7 the Fan, per CSN Washington. “When I say wean me back in, I know they are going to monitor me. I know they are not going to just throw me out there and [have me] take all the reps with the [first team]. I’m just going to get out there and see how the body feels.

“I’m excited to get back out there on the field. …[But] I’m at the mercy of the trainers and coaching staff. So they’re going to kind of wean me back in slowly. But I’m excited to get back out there going with the guys.”

Hall was held out of OTAs and mini-camp practices, as the Redskins' secondary welcomed in several new faces. There has been speculation that the Redskins might ask Hall to move to safety for the 2015 season, but nothing has been confirmed on that front. Hall's veteran presence was clearly missing from the secondary in 2014, and if he can return to 2013 form, it will be a major boost for the Redskins' pass defense.

(h/t CSN Washington)

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