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Leon Hall on target for return from Achilles tear

Dre Kirkpatrick, Leon Hall AP

When Bengals cornerback Leon Hall tore his left Achilles in 2011, he was able to come back in time to participate on the first day of training camp.

Hall tore his right Achilles last season and things appear to be on a similar trajectory this time around. Hall received clearance to take part in football drills last month and said Monday that he feels like he’s in a similar place to the one he was in during his last rehab.

“Probably a couple of months ago I realized that my right one was ahead just kind of comparing what I was doing at a certain point in the rehab with my other one a couple years ago,” Hall said, via the team’s website. “We were probably a couple of weeks ahead, which after talking it over with [Bengals director of rehab] Nick [Cosgray} we slowed down a little bit because we felt like there’s really no rush. I hurt my right one earlier in the season so technically I have three more weeks of time, so we’re trying to utilize the extra three weeks and just make sure that everything is going smoothly.”

A complete recovery from Hall would be a major boost to the Bengals defense, although they probably can’t assume things will play out that way even if the signs have been positive thus far. That could mean a cornerback gets added to the roster at the draft later this week.

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8 Responses to “Leon Hall on target for return from Achilles tear”
  1. barsfordays says: May 6, 2014 9:00 AM

    Make him #3 on the depth chart! Pacman Jones and Terence Newman outplayed this guy!

  2. doctorrustbelt says: May 6, 2014 9:11 AM

    Hopefully… Leon returns to form.

    Unfortunately… Terence Newman’s health/age (36 in Sept.), Adam Jones age (31 in Sept.), Dre Kirkpatrick’s slow development, and Leon Hall’s health/age (29) makes the Bengals secondary future look a bit grim.

    THAT SAID… the 2013 Cincinnati Bengals PASS Defense ranked 5th in the NFL WITHOUT Leon Hall.

  3. bostonian13 says: May 6, 2014 9:12 AM

    This guy was on track to being right next to Revis and Sherman. Those injuries derailed him big time!

  4. crownofthehelmet says: May 6, 2014 9:30 AM

    Hope he comes back at full health, but he could have an extra achilles and still get burnt by A Brown and DHB.

  5. chieftaindawg says: May 6, 2014 9:56 AM

    The Bengals season rests squarely on the shoulders of the redhead.

  6. stoptrippn says: May 6, 2014 11:05 AM

    Now that OVERRATED Zimmer is gone…and Paul Guenther is in charge..the whole defense will be even better including the overdue Taylor mays

  7. coachbeck says: May 6, 2014 12:40 PM

    Leon Hall is a beast. Will be a beast this year. They will draft someone to keep the pass defense where it needs to be.

  8. ajgreenhof says: May 7, 2014 10:51 AM

    One of the most underrated CBs in the game.

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