With there being plenty of concerns about the state of the Bengals' secondary, there has been a ray of hope the past couple weeks in the comeback of Leon Hall.
Four months after tearing his Achilles in a Week 10 loss to the Steelers, Hall is doing running and backpedaling as he has still targeted a return for the start of training camp.
"In six weeks I made a lot of inroads," Hall said. "Having cleats on and getting back on the field, I'm encouraged by that. I'm still not where I want to be four months in but it does feel good when I am running, backpedaling and doing side-to-side stuff."
Going into last season, Hall had never missed a game going back to high school and had the longest string of consecutive games played on the team with 73. Besides doing rehab at Paul Brown Stadium five days a week, the other difficult part has been more psychological as Hall has had to deal with a major injury for the first time.
What has buoyed Hall's confidence is the fact that he made a lot ...