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Week 8 Bengals vs Steelers: Bengals list Leon Hall questionable for matchup with Steelers

Leon Hall is still dealing with a back injury that kept him out of Cincinnati's Week 6 win in Buffalo, but he did at least practice fully on Friday.

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The Bengals have put out their final injury report ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Steelers.

While only one player is even listed on the report, it's a significant one as starting slot cornerback Leon Hall is questionable to play at Pittsburgh while dealing with a back injury. That same injury kept him out of the team's Week 6 win in Buffalo, a game in which the Bengals let EJ Manuel complete 66.7-percent of his passes and one score while also running for another. Darqueze Dennard, who received most of Hall's snaps during the game did record his first career interception in Buffalo.

Even a hobbled Ben Roethlisberger is going to be a big upgrade over Manuel, so not having Hall this week against a passing game explosive as any is not good. It's also concerning that Hall's injury was not only serious enough to keep him out of the Bills game, but is still lingering after coming off the team's bye week.

Hall is also one of the Bengals' best defensive backs this season and their second-best corner behind Adam Jones. Not having him against a receiving corps that includes Martavis Bryant, Markus Wheaton and Antonio Brown would certainly make life easier for the Steelers offense.

It's worth noting that Hall got in a limited session on Wednesday and Thursday before fully participating on Friday, but that may not mean much since the Bengals have a light Friday session this season. Hall also missed the team's lone bye-week practice.

If Hall does end up missing the game, that means second-year cornerback Darqueze Dennard will once again fill in. He played in 47 snaps against the Bills, the most defense snaps he's had in a game.