He couldn't believe his season was over.
The Bengals put Hall on injured reserve Monday with a torn Achilles tendon in his left leg, ending his streak of playing in all 74 games since he was a first-round draft pick in 2007. Hall said he'd never missed a game in high school or at Michigan because of injury.
"I don't know how to deal with this type of situation," Hall said, stopping to talk to three reporters as he left the trainer's room. "I don't know if there's a right or wrong way. I don't know if it's totally hit me yet, just considering I haven't had an injury before."
"I just planted and drove and it kind of felt like somebody had kicked me, but nobody was around me," Hall said.
"I wouldn't describe it as devastating," defensive backs coach Kevin Coyle said. "As you go through the season, this kind of thing happens throughout the league. It's disappointing. He's been our iron man. He hasn't missed a game. When other guys have been nicked up, he's been able to play somehow."
Adam "Pacman" Jones, who was the No. 3 cornerback last season before he hurt his neck, has missed the past two games with a pulled hamstring. He's expected to practice this week.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press