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Leon Hall tears Achilles, out for season

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The Bengals got a win today, but it came with a terrible cost.

A league source confirms to PFT that Bengals cornerback Leon Hall suffered a torn Achilles and will be lost for the season.

Hall went down in the first quarter while covering Calvin Johnson, and did not return. He also suffered the same injury to the other leg in 2011.

That throws a major kink in the Bengals’ defensive plans, as he was their top cover player, and had the ability to cover in the slot or outside.

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20 Responses to “Leon Hall tears Achilles, out for season”
  1. t8ertot says: Oct 20, 2013 9:08 PM

    God speed Leon. Next man up

  2. bengals3285 says: Oct 20, 2013 9:08 PM

    What a blow to the bengals d. Leon knew he tore it as soon as it happened too. Get well Leon.

  3. bishopbengals says: Oct 20, 2013 9:10 PM

    Hate this for him. Hopefully he comes back strong next year.

  4. cletusvandam says: Oct 20, 2013 9:10 PM

    I was watching when this injury happened. You could tell by his face he knew exactly what it was. Tough break. Get well, Leon.

  5. green41563 says: Oct 20, 2013 9:11 PM

    Luckily for Hall, they’ve made tremendous progress with this surgery in the last few years. As recent as 10 years ago, this was almost a career-ender if you played a mobile position.

  6. rajbais says: Oct 20, 2013 9:14 PM

    That’s awful. It might be the same one as the 2011 achilles tendon and recovered from it, but he was helpful to their defense.

  7. mibengal says: Oct 20, 2013 9:23 PM

    I guess you could say his achilles are his achilles.

  8. rgwhodey says: Oct 20, 2013 9:24 PM

    major blow to the defense, best of luck Leon on a full recovery, done it once can do it again WhoDey! time for Kirkpatrick to step up

  9. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 20, 2013 9:47 PM

    Very unfortunate. I love watching the Bengals D. It looked bad when he went down in the end zone.

  10. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 20, 2013 9:51 PM

    Get Well, Leon.

    A deluded bright spot of optimism is the fact that the 2013 Bengals Defense held opposing quarterbacks to the team’s lowest passing total in the two games that Leon Hall was out.

    One was the rainy low scoring win against tom brady and the other a loss to Cleveland backup nobody Bryan Hoyer.

    This is basically Dre Kirkpatrick’s rookie season since he went down with a knee injury in his rookie training camp and missed all but five games in 2012.

    That said… Kirkpatrick is a 1st round pick that hasn’t seen NFL sunlight (7 CAREER tackles) on a team featuring a 35 year old corner (Newman) and a 30 year old corner (Jones).

  11. dirtdawg54 says: Oct 20, 2013 10:00 PM

    You hate to see that. Best of luck on your recovery Leon – from a Steelers fan.

  12. bradspace says: Oct 20, 2013 10:13 PM

    How can I order one of these for Weeden?

  13. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 20, 2013 11:13 PM

    REMIND ME: How many balls did Josh Gordon dropped today???

  14. nkybengalsfan says: Oct 20, 2013 11:38 PM

    Get Well, Leon.

    A deluded bright spot of optimism is the fact that the 2013 Bengals Defense held opposing quarterbacks to the team’s lowest passing total in the two games that Leon Hall was out.

    One was the rainy low scoring win against tom brady and the other a loss to Cleveland backup nobody Bryan Hoyer.

    This is basically Dre Kirkpatrick’s rookie season since he went down with a knee injury in his rookie training camp and missed all but five games in 2012.

    That said… Kirkpatrick is a 1st round pick that hasn’t seen NFL sunlight (7 CAREER tackles) on a team featuring a 35 year old corner (Newman) and a 30 year old corner (Jones).

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    It rained for two minutes of the Brady shut down. People act like it rained all day & that is why we shut brady down.

  15. winorlose6burgh says: Oct 21, 2013 6:31 AM

    Why are all these Bengal fans stealing the saints Who Dat

  16. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 21, 2013 8:28 AM

    Tough break, he was playing well, hope he fully recovers for next season.

    I’ve kinda been wondering what event would cause the start of the Bengals returning back to their usual .500 record. Now I know. Good early-season story though.

  17. whosey1982 says: Oct 21, 2013 2:07 PM

    Guys, this is a HUGE loss for us. Seriously.

    If we had any better options out there, would pacman be getting burned game in and game out from the nickel?

    I watched Dre K very closely in the preseason and his spotty appearances in the regular season this year, and he has yet to adjust to the speed of the game. He gives the WRs way too much of a cushion, and gets turned around too easily out of breaks.

    What the Bengals need to do is exactly what the Colts did…a 2nd rounder for a guy like Vontae Davis. I thought we needed to do that even before this injury, but now it is absolutely critical. Make the trade Mike!!! We need a CB right now!

  18. lynknhawk says: Oct 21, 2013 5:56 PM

    Winorlose Bengals fans started using Who Dey in 1981 & the Saints picked up Who Dat in 1983. That makes us first, learn some history and go back to your own teams page.

    Get well Leon, maybe we can have you in the play offs.

  19. pabrownsfan says: Oct 22, 2013 9:16 AM

    I hate to see anyone get hurt. Come back strong Leon. Congrats to all Bengals and their fans on a hard fought win.

  20. thebus36 says: Oct 22, 2013 11:12 PM

    who dey, who dat, who cares. the bungles are one of the 3 worst franchises in nfl history. az cardinals, cleveland browns, and you. you probably will win the division this year but you will not win a playoff game. but i guess making the playoffs for the bungles is like winning the sb

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