DeAngelo Hall Fined 30K, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistNovember 15, 2012

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 28: DeAngelo Hall #23 of the Washington Redskins is held back by Lorenzo Alexander #97 of the Washington Redskins after being ejected from the game for arguing with Line Judge John Hussey #35 during the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 28, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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I had almost forgotten that DeAngelo Hall hadn't actually been hit with the inevitable fine the league was bringing his way until Wednesday. A full 17 days after Hall went overboard, berating and making contact with an official in Pittsburgh, Hall's finally been slapped with his fine.

And according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, he'll be donating $30,000 back to the NFL for his antics.

Hall has had a terrible season from every standpoint, so this is just icing on the cake. There's a strong indication he'll be done in Washington after this season, because he simply doesn't seem to mesh with the way the franchise is taking things in this new era.


On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division...

Dallas Cowboys

From's Todd Archer: The league has awarded DeMarcus Ware half a sack from the Philadelphia game. It came a few days late, but it extends his sack streak to seven.

From Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News: Center Ryan Cook is missing practice time with a knee injury, which is concerning with Phil Costa already down.


New York Giants

From Newsday's Tom Rock: Phil Simms stands by his belief that Eli Manning isn't elite. Turns out Marino believes pretty much nobody is elite. Silliness. 

From Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger: Perry Fewell and the Giants are "tinkering" with ways to get to the quarterback. The pass rush hasn't been the same this year.


Philadelphia Eagles

From Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer: The return of Danny Watkins means rookie Dennis Kelly can slide over to take over at right tackle, with King Dunlap going back to the left side and Demetress Bell taking a seat. 

From's Tim McManus: There's no talk of a new contract for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and "that is not expected to change any time soon."


Washington Redskins

From CSN Washington's Tarik El-Bashir: Despite conflicting reports, it turns out Mike Shanahan did indeed have $3,700 in cash and his passport stolen in Pittsburgh.

From Rich Campbell of the Washington Times: It looks as though Pierre Garcon will finally return to the Redskins' lineup Sunday.