Jamaal Charles takes the pitch and follows his blocks off the left edge. Zone blocking, to be specific. Gashing through the line of scrimmage, Charles found an aggressive Leon Hall, who is recovering from his second torn Achilles in three years. The seven-yard gain was a chunk, but the Chiefs failed to gain a first down on their opening possession (largely thanks to The Kamikaze, Vontaze Burfict).
Hall told reporters on Thursday that his repaired Achilles actually felt good.
"If felt good, but it's just the first snap of the continuing rehab process," said Hall during halftime of Cincinnati's preseason opener against the Kansas City Chiefs. "When I get out there against Baltimore, that will be the real deal."
Hall, who suffered his season-ending Achilles tear against the Detroit Lions last season, only played most of the defenses opening possession before rotating out with most of the team's starting unit.