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Less 'MeAngelo': With Fletcher gone, Redskins want temperamental Hall to be a team leader

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    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III takes a selfie with U.S. Army soldiers with Bravo Co. of the 244th Quartermaster Battalion from Fort Lee, Va., after practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Friday, July 25, 2014 in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo) (The Associated Press)

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    ESPN broadcaster and former NFL head coach Jon Gruden, right, watches the Washington Redskins practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Friday, July 25, 2014 in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo) (The Associated Press)

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    Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall runs in a drill during practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Friday, July 25, 2014 in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo) (The Associated Press)

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    Washington Redskins linebacker Gabe Miller (45) heads out to the field for practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Friday, July 25, 2014 in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo) (The Associated Press)

The Washington Redskins are expecting less "MeAngelo" and more leadership from DeAngelo Hall.

With longtime captain London Fletcher retired, the Redskins need the 30-year-old cornerback to set the example for the young players on defense.

Over the years, the phrase "temperamental hothead" is just as likely to come to mind as "three-time Pro Bowl cornerback" when describing Hall. He's had nasty feuds with coaches, officials and opponents.

Hall told his teammates this spring that there are things he'd like to change about his past. As the Redskins opened training camp this week, he said the onus is on him to become a leader.

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