DeAngelo Hall leaving Commanders radio booth, to be replaced by London Fletcher


DeAngelo Hall will not be continuing in the Washington Commanders radio booth, multiple sources tell 106.7 The Fan.

Hall is being replaced on Washington Commanders game day broadcasts by former Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher, sources say. It was Hall's decision to step away after two seasons, a source familiar with the situation says.

Hall joined Washington's broadcast booth as a color commentator in Aug. 2020, alongside play-by-play announcer Bram Weinstein and analyst Julie Donaldson, establishing an entirely new broadcast crew for the 2020 season. The previous crew was disbanded earlier that summer when longtime play-by-play announcer Larry Michael abruptly retired, stepping away after 16 seasons on the call, only a day before being named in a Washington Post expose alleging sweeping sexual harassment throughout the organization.

The previous crew consisted of Michael on play-by-play and former Redskins Chris Cooley and Rick "Doc" Walker as analysts. That crew lasted one season together in that iteration, its first without longtime color commentator Sonny Jurgensen, who announced his retirement mere moments before the Redskins' 2019 preseason opener.

Hall, a Chesapeake, Va. native, was a first-round draft pick (8th overall) by the Atlanta Falcons in 2004 after playing college ball at Virginia Tech. He went on to have a 14-year NFL career with the Falcons (2004-07), Oakland Raiders (2008) and Washington Redskins (2008-17), earning three Pro Bowl nods, and was beloved by Redskins fans after spending a decade playing cornerback and safety for the burgundy and gold.

Since his retirement from football after the 2017 season, Hall has held various media roles, including a national role as an analyst on NFL Network.

Fletcher was a beloved Redskin himself, spending seven seasons in Washington (2007-13) to top off an illustrious 16-year NFL career that also included memorable stops in Buffalo (2002-2006) and St. Louis (1998-2001).

He is a Super Bowl champion, as a member of the 1999 Rams team that defeated the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV. Fletcher earned four Pro Bowl nods and finished second all-time in career tackles (1,384), trailing only Ray Lewis, in an NFL career that should garner more Hall of Fame attention.

Fletcher was inducted into Washington's Ring of Fame in 2019. He has also held various media roles since his retirement, including a national role as an NFL analyst with CBS Sports Network.