Bengals Defensive Coordinator Mike Zimmer Encouraged With Leon Hall's Progress

May 22, 2012; Cincinnati, OH USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Leon Hall (29) works out during organized team activities at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-US PRESSWIRE

A quote obtained by Joe Reedy with the Cincinnati Enquirer, Bengals defenisve coordinator Mike Zimmer sounds encouraged about the progress Bengals starting cornerback Leon Hall is making during his rehabilitation. Zimmer said, "I don't know what the timetable is. I just know he looks good when I see him doing stuff. When he's doing (rehab) drills he looks good." Hall was placed on Injured Reserve last season, one day following an Achilles injury suffered against the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 13.

Pulled from November 14, the story on how Hall injured his Achilles:

The Steelers lined up at the Bengals 24-yard line on first down with 1:58 remaining in the first half during a 16-play drive that essentially ended the first half.

Leon Hall lined up near the right sidelines, seven yards off wide receiver Antonio Brown. Mike Zimmer's call gave Hall the assignment of covering the short zone near the sidelines, allowing Brown to release upfield while picking up Rashard Mendenhall, who lined up in the left slot, in the flats.

The Steelers running back released off the line of scrimmage and immediately ran towards the sidelines, angling upfield as he neared the out of bounds marker. Leon Hall broke on Mendelhall's initial out route, coming up lame and collapsing just as Jerricho Cotchery scored a 24-yard touchdown (that was later reversed due to Heath Miller's offensive pass interference).

Hall's season ended on that play, reportedly tearing his Achilles.

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