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Bengals’ cornerback Leon Hall tore his Achilles only last November. Since this is normally a 12 month injury, there was a lot of speculation that Hall could begin the season on the PUP and miss at least the first 6 games of the season. However, Hall has silenced all of that speculation by getting cleared to participate fully in Training Camp just over 8 months after his injury.
Hall’s presence in the starting lineup will be huge for the Bengals. Including playoffs, Hall missed 9 games last year and the Bengals allowed 23.8 points per game in those games, as opposed to 17.5 per in the 8 he played. When he’s 100%, he’s one of the top-10 or so cornerbacks in the league. However, he’s unlikely to be 100% and might not be all season and such an early return increases the chance of re-injury. The Bengals, who didn’t beat a single playoff team last season (0-8), remain a strong candidate to regress this season, after improving 5 wins from 2010 to 2011 and making the playoffs last season.
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Leon Hall has been cleared to participate in the Cincinnati Bengals' first practice of training camp, completing the cornerback's comeback from a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Hall passed his physical and was allowed to join the rest of the team in practice Friday afternoon. The team will limit his plays in a row at the outset, but Hall says there are no other restrictions....
The question of the day as Cincinnati opened training camp was if CB Leon Hall would take part in the first practice. He tore his Achilles Nov. 13 against Pittsburgh and since meeting with Director of Rehabilitation Nick Cosgray the next day, the goal was set to take part in the opening of the 2012 camp. On Friday, he was cleared. I have been pretty much cleared to do everything...
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Marvin Lewis says no Twitter(Photo: sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
Cincinnati Bengals head football coach Marvin Lewis has had enough of Twitter and all of the distractions that come along with it. According to CBSSports.com, Lewis has imposed a Twitter ban for all Bengals players. The ban comes on the heels of Bengals rookie cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick sending out a tweet in regards...
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The Cincinnati Bengals have opened up their playbook for Dalton's second season. He led them to the playoffs as a rookie quarterback last season, when everyone was learning coordinator Jay Gruden's new offense.
Gruden says the playbook is more advanced in training camp than it was a year ago, when Dalton and receiver A.J. Green...
The Cincinnati Bengals won't be tweeting about training camp or anything else for the next few weeks.
Coach Marvin Lewis has banned players from using the social media outlet during camp. He imposed the ban after consulting team leaders about the crackdown. So far, they're following it.
Lewis says the ban is ''part of being selfless'' as a player. Many Bengals...
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As many of you have probably heard, Antonio Bryant has signed up with the Seahawks and will be competing for a roster spot in camp this summer. Bryan was among a few veteran wide receivers brought in for tryouts by the team, but so far he's the only one they've decided to bring back.
There's no doubting that Bryant has had a solid player. In seven NFL seasons, he...
Don't expect to see your favorite Cincinnati Bengals players tweeting anytime soon. Head coach Marvin Lewis banned the use of Twitter during training camp, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer. "I think people have to have the maturity and wherewithal to be able to handle it," Lewis said. "I don't see how tweeting is going to help us win a football game. ....
While the Bengals received good news that #1 cornerback Leon Hall would be fully cleared for Training Camp, just 8 months after tearing his Achilles, the Bengals also received bad news regarding their secondary. Rookie cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, the 17th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, has injured his knee and will miss some time.
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