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Leon Hall Out for the Season with a Torn Achilles

November 13th, 2011 at 10:11 PM
By Chuck Chapman

The Cincinnati Bengals lost more than a football game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. They also lost their best cover corner when Leon Hall tore his Achilles' tendon. Hall left the field just before halftime and didn't return. Further examination revealed the tear.

It appeared that Hall may have injured himself when he and Reggie Nelson collided going for an interception toward the end of the first half. He told reporters after the game that he couldn't put any pressure on it.

The Bengals will announce their personnel plans going forward at tomorrow's press conference. The early favorites to replace Hall as a starter would be either Kelly Jennings, who stepped in for him today, or Adam Jones, who was inactive today with a hamstring injury. It's likely that the Bengals will add second year pro Brandon Ghee to the active roster to fill Hall's spot.

The Bengals signed Hall to a long-term deal before the season began in part due to his durability. Going into Sunday's game, Hall had the longest streak of consecutive starts of any Bengal with 66.

More on the developments on the Bengals' secondary plans this week on Bengals 101.

Tags: Adam Jones, Brandon Ghee, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bengals, Football, Kelly Jennings, Leon Hall, NFL

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