Jul 28, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive backLeon Hall
(29) works out during training camp at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE
After being limited in practice on Wednesday, CB Leon Hall missed practice today with a sore calf, which could be the the result of his Achilles tendon tear he suffered last year that cost him 9 games and was expected to sideline for much of the summer, and perhaps even lead to him being placed on the PUP list to begin the season. He managed to return for the start of training camp, but has never appeared to be the old Leon Hall we remember that was one of the more all-around, solid corners in the AFC. He’s been repeatedly targeted by opposing offenses throughout the preseason and two games into the regular season.
This may be a case of Hall having rushed back too soon from an injury that has as much as a 9-12 month rehab time. As bad as our secondary is right now, it might be better if he didn’t play for 1-2 games if he’s at risk of suffering a setback that could cost him games down the stretch of this season, or worse, re-injure the achilles again. Hopefully he can play out the year without it flaring up to much, and eventually get back to his Pro-Bowl form.