Bengals extend Leon Hall

The Cincinnati Bengals have locked up their No. 1 cornerback for four more years.

Leon Hall has signed a four-year, $39 million extension that keeps him in Cincinnati through the 2015 season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

PFT has confirmed that the deal will pay Hall $14 million this year and $20 million by March.

Hall was the Bengals’ first-round pick in 2007 and has played in all 64 games, starting all but six early in his rookie year. Re-signing him became a major priority when cornerback Johnathan Joseph left Cincinnati for Houston.

After the signing of offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth, the Bengals have now spent significant money this week extending two of their top veterans.

23 responses to “Bengals extend Leon Hall

  1. Bengals have been making some moves lately.

    Did Mike Brown recently decide he wanted to start trying to win and not just make money?

  2. myspaceyourface says:
    Sep 2, 2011 10:54 AM
    Overpaid – but what do you expect from the bungles

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    Way to make yourself look like a fool. When has Mike Brown ever overpaid for anything? If you want to see overpaid, look at the ridiculous amount of guaranteed money Houston gave Joseph. They have been interchangable in the Bengals defense over the past few years with the only exception being Hall has started every game and Joseph has become extremely injury prone.

  3. Its great they’re keeping Hall aroud. They should have opened up the checkbook to keep Jonathan Joseph in Cincy though. The two of them made a pretty formidable cornerback duo.

  4. signing a long term extension with the Bengals is like saying “Yes I’m retarded” or “I like being in hell it’s warm here and if you get arrested no one cares”

    Leon thats a lot of cash but man I feel sorry for you.

  5. is someone else running this team?

    locking up whitworth and leon hall…maybe they learned something from joseph leaving in free agency.

    defense doesn’t look bad. hopefully the young guys on offense can stop turning over the ball

  6. Next to sign should be Michael Johnson. That dude is a freak and has been killing it since playing DE.

  7. Stupid Raiders Fan says:

    Did Mike Brown recently decide he wanted to start trying to win and not just make money?

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    No…it doesn’t.

  8. Congrats Leon. Your closer to the Bungal situation than me, so you obviously see something you like. You are talented enough to have played anywhere, and you want to stay in Cincy. I wish you good success and good health.

  9. davoider says:
    Sep 2, 2011 11:09 AM
    myspaceyourface says:
    Sep 2, 2011 10:54 AM
    Overpaid – but what do you expect from the bungles

    ————-

    Way to make yourself look like a fool. When has Mike Brown ever overpaid for anything? If you want to see overpaid, look at the ridiculous amount of guaranteed money Houston gave Joseph. They have been interchangable in the Bengals defense over the past few years with the only exception being Hall has started every game and Joseph has become extremely injury prone.
    ——-
    When has Mike Brown overpaid for anything?

    See: Odom, Antwan; Bryant, Antonio; Coles, Laverneous

  10. myspaceyourface says:
    Sep 2, 2011 10:54 AM
    Overpaid – but what do you expect from the bungles

    …………………………….

    Bengals are accused over underpaying, now over paying? Which is it? Huh?

  11. whodeyz says:
    Sep 2, 2011 11:24 AM
    is someone else running this team?

    locking up whitworth and leon hall…maybe they learned something from joseph leaving in free agency.

    ……………………………………………

    Yet Bengal haters go on about how they don’t spend in the offseason, have so much cap room etc.
    Signing your best players long term is not a bad thing.

  12. @myspaceyourface

    Not very bright. Leon > Joseph and Leon’s extention is almost EXACTLY what Joseph got from Houston. 9.8 million. JJ is already injured BTW…

    @guskeherb

    You are comparing Leon Hall to the likes of Coles, Odom and Bryant??? Guess that says all we need to know about your football I.Q.

  13. How was he not signed by any other team but this team with 17 interceptions. Vikings could have used him.

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