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Bengals extend Leon Hall

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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.

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23 Responses to “Bengals extend Leon Hall”
  1. myspaceyourface says: Sep 2, 2011 10:54 AM

    Overpaid – but what do you expect from the bungles

  2. hus10188 says: Sep 2, 2011 10:56 AM

    Good deal for a good player. Bengals defense ain’t all that bad.

  3. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Sep 2, 2011 11:00 AM

    Bengals have been making some moves lately.

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

  4. broncobeta says: Sep 2, 2011 11:02 AM

    Poor Hall. He has four more years there.

    Benson should consider himself lucky, he only has to be in jail for a fraction of that time.

  5. Exiled1 says: Sep 2, 2011 11:09 AM

    My condolences to Leon Hall.

  6. 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.

  7. lloydcarr1997 says: Sep 2, 2011 11:10 AM

    It looks like Hall is getting ready for his mug shot

  8. pigskinswag says: Sep 2, 2011 11:10 AM

    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.

  9. frzerbowlsurvivor says: Sep 2, 2011 11:13 AM

    @hus10188 — agreed. This team will be bad, win 4-6 games this season…but the Def looks like it might be pretty darn good and that’s how they could get to the 5 or 6 win mark.

  10. jewseverywhere says: Sep 2, 2011 11:16 AM

    BREAKING NEWS! – Leon Hall agrees to 4 more years without a playoff win.

  11. eaglesfan290 says: Sep 2, 2011 11:24 AM

    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.

  12. 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.

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

  13. mikebrownstepdown says: Sep 2, 2011 11:41 AM

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

  14. cleverbob says: Sep 2, 2011 11:53 AM

    Does that make him the top paid CB for this season? Good job by his agent.

  15. runrickyrun34 says: Sep 2, 2011 11:55 AM

    Stupid Raiders Fan says:

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

    ————————————————–

    No…it doesn’t.

  16. ecnasty says: Sep 2, 2011 12:03 PM

    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.

  17. guskederb says: Sep 2, 2011 12:03 PM

    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

  18. TurdSandwich says: Sep 2, 2011 12:31 PM

    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?

  19. TurdSandwich says: Sep 2, 2011 12:33 PM

    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.

  20. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Sep 2, 2011 12:54 PM

    @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.

  21. guskederb says: Sep 2, 2011 1:51 PM

    Actually… No. I was just answering the question. Guess that says all we need to know about your everyday I.Q.

  22. Vegas Guy says: Sep 2, 2011 2:02 PM

    Must have a torn ACL or something the team doesn’t know about.

  23. supermattbjorke says: Sep 2, 2011 4:34 PM

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

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