Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall returned to practice, according to media reports attending the first 30 minutes of Wednesday's session. Hall has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury. After missing five straight practices since injuring his hamstring during Terence Newman's fumble return for a touchdown against the Packers, Hall was upgraded to limited on Friday but ended up sitting against the Patriots.
Most likely Hall was a limited participant, which isn't a significant issue considering that Reggie Nelson was limited all week last week before suiting up against New England. Once Hall returns, it pushes Adam Jones back as a nickel cornerback after playing 131 of 136 defensive snaps against the Patriots and Browns -- Jones also played all but one snap against the Packers because Green Bay played with three or more receivers.
Defensive end Michael Johnson, who suffered a concussion against the Browns and missed last week's game against the Patriots, didn't practice on Wednesday. He was on the sidelines working on a stationary bike as part of the league's concussion protocols. Brandon Ghee, who is dealing with a thigh injury that he suffered during practice last week, missed the Patriots game and sat during Wednesday's practice.