Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 3/21/12

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 03: Wide receiver Brad Smith #16 of the New York Jets scores a touchdown in the second quarter against Leon Hall #29 of the Cincinnati Bengals at Giants Stadium on January 3, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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 ...
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