Is breakout game enough for Hall?
After missing three preseason games with a hamstring injury, former USF running back Andre Hall made his Broncos debut Thursday night, rushing for 52 yards and two touchdowns off the bench in a win against Arizona. Is it enough to get Hall on the Broncos' 53-man roster?
"It felt good to play so much," Hall told the Rocky Mountain News. "Now you just hope for the best."
With top running back Travis Henry getting the night off Thursday, Hall got a team-high 18 carries, and while none went for more than 9 yards, his production eliminates much of the injury concerns that have hurt him in the past month. He looks to be competing for the last running back spot with Selvin Young, an undrafted rookie from Texas who started and also looked sharp Thursday, running for 49 yards and a late touchdown. Had Hall been healthy, Young might not have had the carries he's gotten in the last two weeks, but the Denver Post's game story is confident Young has made the Broncos' roster.
You can check out Hall's touchdowns in this highlight video from NFL.com -- his scores are at the 0:50 and 1:30 marks of the two-minute clip. Milehighreport.com has Hall missing the cut, noting that he might be grabbed by another team before Denver can place him on its practice squad.
NFL teams must trim their rosters from 75 players to 53 by 6 p.m. Saturday, so the next two days will be huge for the USF alums on the NFL bubble. Arrowheadpride.com projects receiver Ean Randolph getting cut by the Chiefs but signed to the practice squad. The Detroit Free Press reports offensive lineman Frank Davis, recovering from a knee injury, was on the inactive list for the Lions' preseason finale.
So Anthony Henry, Kawika Mitchell and Stephen Nicholas are locks to make opening-day rosters. Of the rest -- Hall, Randolph, Davis, Thed Watson and J.R. Reed -- which do you think make the cut?