Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall is out for the season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon in Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, leaving the Bengals’ secondary influx heading into Sunday’s pivotal showdown with the Baltimore Ravens.
The Bengals placed their 2007 first-round draft pick on injured reserved Monday, ending his streak of 73 straight games played. Hall, who was signed to a new five-year, $47.4 million contract on Sept. 2, was the Bengals’ best defensive playmaker, causing 25 turnovers in 73 career games. He was also the team’s best cover corner.
In his place, the Bengals hope Adam “Pacman” Jones can play Sunday at Baltimore, after missing the last two games with a pulled hamstring.
Also, look for Kelly Jennings, who was acquired from the Seattle Seahawks during the preseason to get some significant playing time. Though Jennings has been shaky at best for the Bengals this season, he does provide the team with much needed starting experience. It’s worth noting that Jennings has also missed three games due to hamstring problems.