The Cincinnati Bengals are reportedly in talks to re-sign cornerback Leon Hall who is entering the final year of his rookie deal. With Jonathan Joseph leaving via free agency, getting Leon Hall to re-sign becomes a huge priority for the team. The need to re-sign Hall before he hits free agency has also been magnified by the lack of quality corners behind him on the depth chart. Money should not be an issue for the Bengals as they are reported to still be $27.7 million under the salary cap.
Hall was drafted in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He has proven to be a steady presence in the defensive backfield, playing in 64 consecutive games. His durability versus that of the oft-injured Joseph may have been the reason to focus on retaining Hall and not Joseph. Hall has recorded 18 interceptions in his first four years in the league, including four last season.
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