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Leon Hall not on IR yet, but don’t get your hopes up

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Jan 5, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) congratulates Leon Hall (29) after Hall returns an interception for a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second quarter of the AFC Wild Card playoff game at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Bengals haven’t officially announced that cornerback Leon Hall is out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon as originally reported, but don’t get your hopes up that the Pro Bowler will somehow be able to return at some point this year. He likely has the injury that nearly every major outlet has reported he has, and the Bengals are waiting to announce it once they’ve decided how to fill his roster spot.

They’ve made several attempts to claim several CBs off the waiver wire this week, but have been unable to get one yet. They may just leave his spot open going into Sunday’s game against the New York Jets and wait to see if they can beat the NFL trading deadline next Tuesday for a player they deem worthy of trading for on another team.