Sep 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall (29) celebrates after intercepting a pass during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals hope to have Leon Hall back, cut Curtis Marsh


The Cincinnati Bengals are expected to have their Pro Bowl cornerback this week, as Leon Hall is expected to play this week vs the New England Patriots after missing last week with a hamstring injury.

With his return, the team opted to release cornerback Curtis Marsh, who was a third round selection of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Utah State. Marsh was a contributor on the team’s special teams units and has provided depth at cornerback, but was cut after final roster cuts.

Marsh had surgery as the result of a broken hand in August, and was not available for the last two preseason games. He’s played in 22 games over the past two seasons, including 15 last year, when he had 10 special teams tackles and six tackles on defense.

With his release, the team signed veteran linebacker Michael Boley, who has started at least 11 regular-season games in each of the last eight NFL seasons, but he’s been unsigned since the New York Giants released him in February.

In 2012, he totaled 92 tackles and intercepted three passes while playing both weak and strong-side LB.

 

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