Big week ahead for Andre Hall ...
The reason you haven't seen Andre Hall in Denver's first two preseason games is a hamstring injury he suffered just before the first game. He only practiced one day last week and as a result, didn't play in Denver's second game, but now has a huge opportunity ahead of him.
Denver's top two running backs, starter Travis Henry and second-year back Mike Bell, are both sidelined with injuries. While it doesn't look like Henry's knee injury is a longterm injury and Bell is only supposed to miss a week or two, Hall has a window where he'll get more carries than he normally would. The NFL has its first wave of cuts after the next preseason game, so it could also be a make-or-break week. Hall's had a wide range of things help his chances since he came to Denver, from Tatum Bell getting traded to the tragic death of Damien Nash, who would have been battling for a job in camp this month.
-- Guard Frank Davis, one of last year's success stories when he made the Lions roster as an undrafted rookie, suffered a knee injury in Detroit's second preseason game. Expect details on the severity of the injury Monday. ... Ean Randolph got only 11 yards on his three punt returns and had one catch in his second game with the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Not sure what to make of Thed Watson in Carolina, because he hasn't been mentioned at all in anyone's coverage of the team, which lends me to think he hasn't been a relevant part of their camp.
-- I was worried Matt Hardrick's mom wasn't in the loop on her son's transfer decisions when she wasn't aware earlier this week that he'd visited USF on Tuesday. That's still likely the case, as Sunday night she'd told me he hadn't made any decisions about where he'll be this fall. I'll get an update on that soon as I can Monday and can go into better detail about his arrest in April.