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Leon Hall: Not playing vs. Bengals would “suck”

Veteran corner was inactive Sunday vs. Philadelphia

NFL: New York Giants at Green Bay Packers
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Leon Hall, in his 10th season in the NFL, was a healthy scratch for the New York Giants last Sunday when they faced the Philadelphia Eagles. Hall, in his first season with the Giants after nine with the Cincinnati Bengals, admitted Thursday that it would “suck” to be inactive Monday night against the Bengals.

“It would suck for sure. Just as much as it did last week,” Hall said. “It would obviously be nice to be out there and make some plays, but we’ll see what happens and how the week pans out and what happens on Monday night.”

Backup cornerbacks Trevin Wade and Coty Sensabaugh were active, largely because they can contribute more on special teams than the 31-year-old Hall. Nat Berhe was active as the third safety, leaving no room for Hall to dress for the game.

He admitted that not being on the game day roster “caught me off guard a little bit.”

Hall said his play has been “decent” for the Giants.

“I missed tackles that I would like to take back. Obviously some plays that I would like to take back. Definitely, a lot of room for improvement,” he said.

Let’s see if Hall gets a chance on Monday to show his former team what he still has left.