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Leon Hall | Defensive Back

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
College: Michigan
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Bengals RCB Leon Hall has progressed to performing "all football drills" as he continues to rehab his second Achilles' tear in three years.
Hall's latest Achilles' tear occurred in Week 7 last season. He made a highly impressive recovery from the first tear, and appears ahead of schedule again. Hall is entering his age-30 season, however, and it's possible he'll lose some quick-twitch lower-body movement ability. The Bengals should be in the mix for cornerbacks in May's draft, quite possibly in the first round. Apr 14 - 1:53 PM

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Bengals RCB Leon Hall (Achilles') is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

Hall tore his Achilles' in Week 7, his second Achilles' tear in three seasons. While asking Hall to be ready for camp may be a stretch, he should be full-go by Week 1. Hall is set to count $8.7 million against the 2014 cap but is fully expected to be back in Cincinnati. Look for the Bengals to select a corner in May's draft, considering Cincy is getting awfully old at the position.
Jan 29 - 1:41 PM

Bengals placed CB Leon Hall on injured reserve with a torn Achilles' tendon, ending his season.

Going on 29, Hall's second Achilles' tear in three years has his career in jeopardy. Hall is signed through 2015, but has no guaranteed money remaining on his contract. If he's not released this offseason, he'll have to be open to restructuring. Hall is facing a daunting road back.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 03:29:00 PM

Bengals declared CB Leon Hall, RB Rex Burkhead, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, DT Devon Still, G/C Trevor Robinson, T Tanner Hawkinson, and WR Ryan Whalen inactive for Week 8 against the Jets.

Hall tore his Achilles' last week and is expected to be placed on injured reserve shortly. Dre Kirkpatrick will handle slot corner duties in Hall's absence. Still has an elbow injury. Marvin Jones (shoulder, probable) is active.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 02:49:00 PM

Bengals RCB Leon Hall is done for the season with a torn Achilles' tendon.

It's Hall's second Achilles' tear in as many seasons, and strips Cincinnati of its best cornerback. Although Hall had been up and down early in the season, his versatility was critical in Mike Zimmer's scheme with the ability to cover both right cornerback and the slot. He'll likely have surgery within the next few days. Look for Pacman Jones to finish the season at the Bengals' starting RCB, opposite aging LCB Terence Newman.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 08:38:00 PM

Bengals CB Leon Hall was forced from Sunday's Week 7 game against the Lions with an Achilles' injury and has been ruled out.

Hall was covering Calvin Johnson on an end-zone fade pass when he was injured. He was in noticeable pain but ended up walking off under his own power after staying on the ground for about half a minute. Hall tore his Achilles' once already in 2011. He may have gotten it stepped on in this one. Terence Newman and Pacman Jones will hold down the cornerback spots in Hall's absence.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 01:41:00 PM

Bengals CB Leon Hall (hamstring) and RE Michael Johnson (concussion) are both active for Sunday's Week 6 game against the Bills.

Both players were listed as questionable on the injury report but had returned to full practices on Friday after missing last week's game. Inactive for the Bengals are CB Brandon Ghee, RB Rex Burkhead, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, G Mike Pollak, T Tanner Hawkinson, WR Ryan Whalen, and DE Margus Hunt.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 11:36:00 AM

Bengals CB Leon Hall (hamstring) is questionable for Week 6 against the Bills.

Hall was a full participant in Friday's practice and is tentatively expected to return this week. It's a downgrade for Steve Johnson (questionable, back/non-injury), who plays the slot in three-wide sets. Hall is one of the best cover corners in the league when healthy.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 07:01:00 PM

Bengals CB Leon Hall (hamstring) is practicing Wednesday.

Hall has missed two weeks with a hamstring injury, but was able to get in a limited practice last Friday. Barring a setback, he's expected to return for Sunday's matchup with the Bills.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 01:24:00 PM

Bengals RCB Leon Hall (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 5.

The Bengals will again be without their top cornerback, which hurts against Tom Brady's Patriots. This is a better matchup for Brady than meets the eye.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 02:06:00 PM

Bengals declared CB Leon Hall, CB Dre Kirkpatrick, S Reggie Nelson, G Mike Pollak, RB Rex Burkhead, DE Margus Hunt, and T Tanner Hawkinson inactive for Week 4 against the Browns.

Cincinnati is without three core defensive backs in Hall, Nelson, and Kirkpatrick. All were listed as doubtful for Week 4 with hamstring injuries.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 11:33:00 AM

Bengals DBs Leon Hall (hamstring), Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring), and Reggie Nelson (hamstring) are all listed as doubtful for Week 4.

Players listed as "doubtful" are essentially as good as "out." Hall is the Bengals' best cornerback, and Nelson is their best safety. Upgrade the fantasy matchups of Josh Gordon (WR2), Brian Hoyer (in two-QB leagues), and Jordan Cameron (locked-in TE1). The Browns will likely still struggle with Cincinnati's pass rush, but there should be a lot of openings in the Bengals' back end Sunday.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 02:36:00 PM

Bengals CB Leon Hall (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

Hall pulled his hamstring in Week 3 against the Packers and his status is up in the air for Sunday's game. With Reggie Nelson also not practicing, the Bengals added depth by re-signing Chris Crocker.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 01:24:00 PM

Bengals CB Leon Hall pulled his hamstring during the Week 3 win over the Packers.

Hall's status for this week's game against the Browns is uncertain, which is one of the reasons the Bengals signed Chris Crocker Wednesday. Hall typically lines up against opponents' slot receivers.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 10:26:00 AM

Bengals RCB Leon Hall (thumb) returned to team drills in Monday's OTAs session.

Hall was limited to individual drills for about two weeks of practice, but the injury was never a long-term concern. He's ready to rock for minicamp and training camp.
Mon, Jun 3, 2013 12:35:00 PM