Washington activated safety DeAngelo Hall from the physically unable to perform list. It waived offensive lineman Orlando Franklin in a corresponding move.

Hall, 33, is in his 14th season but has not played since tearing an ACL last season in a Week 3 game. He returned to practice two weeks ago.

With D.J. Swearinger and rookie Montae Nicholson holding down the starting safety spots, Hall isn’t sure what role Washington has planned for him. Not that it matters. Just getting back on the field for the first time in more than a year has Hall excited.

“It’s like riding a bike,” Hall said, via Stephen Czarda of the team website. “Some things are going to be a little rusty, but for the most part it’s still football. I’ve been still trying to train my eyes, get back there with the coaches as much as possible and just kind of see what they’re seeing, talk to the guys and see what they’re seeing, see how I probably would’ve played it and kind of how I see it. We do a lot of dialogue back and forth.