Cornerback Leon Hall cleared for offseason drills


Cornerback Leon Hall has been cleared to participate in offseason drills following a second torn Achilles that placed him on the Bengals Injured Reserve back in October.

Hall, a former first-round pick for Cincinnati is searching for the success that he had during the 2009 season which earned him a second Team All-NFL honor with six interceptions, 24 pass deflections, two forced fumbles and 52 tackles.

Hall has started 86 games during his seven-year career with the Bengals, totaling 23 interceptions, two touchdowns, 96 pass deflections, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 259 tackles.

The defensive back is entering year three of a four-year contract extension signed in 2011 worth $39 million. Hall will earn $8,700,000 during the upcoming season and is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2015 season.

Hall is expected to participate in all of the Bengals offseason workouts, with the first day Monday April 21 and organized team practice activity (OTAs) run from May 27-29, June 3-5 and June 16-18 with the mandatory minicamp June 10-12.

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