The Washington Redskins agreed to a four-year contract extension with soon-to-be-free-agent cornerback DeAngelo Hall on Tuesday, which could eliminate a significant suitor for Patriots free-agent-to-be cornerback Aqib Talib.

As the Washington Post reminded us, the Redskins pursued Talib in free agency last offseason before Talib re-signed with the Patriots.

One of the reasons the Redskins were an attractive destination to Talib is the presence of his former coach in Tampa Bay, Raheem Morris, who serves as Washington's defensive backs coach. The two remain close.

It's still possible that the Redskins could make a play for Talib, but with Hall's extension reportedly set to pay him about $4 million per season, and other needs to address, it wouldn't come as a surprise if they aren't as aggressive in their pursuit of Talib as they were last year.