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Leon Hall | Defensive Back

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
College: Michigan
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According to Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Leon Hall "is the most at risk of losing a starting spot" in the Bengals' secondary.
Beat writer Paul Dehner Jr. shares the opinion. Hall received a slightly positive pass-coverage grade from PFF in 2014, but is far from the borderline-shutdown force he was before tearing his Achilles' tendon twice. Hall turns 31 this December. Darqueze Dennard figures to be Hall's main competition at slot corner. For now, Pacman Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick's roles appear safe. Jul 26 - 9:47 AM

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Bengals CB Leon Hall is in the NFL's concussion protocol this week.

It's a concern for Cincinnati playing on a short week. Hall plays slot corner in the Bengals' sub-package defense, which is where Andrew Hawkins does a lot of his damage. Hawkins (knee, thigh) is banged up, too, however. Hall seems unlikely to play Thursday night. The Bengals could turn to Pacman Jones in the slot with Dre Kirkpatrick or Darqueze Dennard playing on the outside.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Bengals CB Leon Hall left Sunday's Week 7 game at Indy with a back injury.

Hall, who has remarkably made an excellent return from another Achilles' tear, is questionable to return.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 02:12:00 PM

Bengals activated RCB Leon Hall (Achilles') from the active/PUP list.

The Bengals boasted Hall was ahead of schedule all offseason, and apparently weren't exaggerating. Provided he stays healthy, Hall will start opposite first-rounder Darqueze Dennard.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 07:37:00 PM

Bengals RCB Leon Hall (PUP, Achilles') is expected to be activated within the week.

Coach Marvin Lewis has raved about Hall's recovery all offseason, and kept at it this week. Hall is now nine months removed from the injury that ended his 2013. With tears to both Achilles' now on his résumé heading into his age-29 campaign, Hall will be a question mark this season.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 05:18:00 PM

Coach Marvin Lewis said RCB Leon Hall (Achilles') has had an "amazing" recovery.

Just like two years ago when Hall tore his left Achilles', he's ahead of schedule. Lewis said that if training camp started tomorrow, he thinks Hall would be able to participate. "He's done incredible again," Lewis said. We're still skeptical the 29-year-old Hall will retain effectiveness with two serious lower-leg injuries now on his resume.
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 11:04:00 AM

Bengals RCB Leon Hall (Achilles') remains on track to be ready for the start of training camp.

Hall is ahead of schedule, just as he was two years ago when he tore his left Achilles'. Hall, 29, has now suffered two serious lower-body injuries. The Bengals should be in the market for cornerback help early in this week's draft. Hall should be ready for Week 1, but his effectiveness is a question.
Mon, May 5, 2014 08:25:00 PM

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.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 01:53:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 01:41:00 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