NFL preseason: How the former Bulls fared
Headed over to USF FanFest at Raymond James Stadium shortly, but first, a quick run through how the 14 former USF football players fared in NFL preseason action on Saturday, first with the non-rookies likely to make their opening-day rosters:
Mike Jenkins, CB, Cowboys: Four tackles in early action vs. Chargers.
Tyrone McKenzie, LB, Patriots: Three tackles vs. Atlanta, plus a fumble recovery.
Stephen Nicholas, LB, Falcons: Three tackles vs. New England.
Kawika Mitchell, LB, Bills: One tackle vs. Colts, bouncing back after extended time on injured reserve last season.
Now the rookies and bubble guys:
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, Giants: One assisted tackle in limited action vs. Steelers.
Nate Allen, S, Eagles: One tackle in limited work in loss to Bengals.
Marc Dile, OL, Bucs: Played off the bench in Bucs' win against Chiefs.
Trae Williams, CB, Bucs: One pass defensed, played sparingly vs. Chiefs.
Chad Simpson, RB, Bills: Unimpressive 8 yards on 8 carries in win vs. Colts. Also one catch for 1 yard. Not good for him to see undrafted rookie Joique Bell rush for 80 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.
Carlton Mitchell, WR, Browns: No catches -- one of two passes thrown his way was intercepted in loss to Rams. Did have a special-teams tackle.
Kion Wilson, LB, Chargers: Played vs. Cowboys but did not tally any stats.
Taurus Johnson, WR, Browns: Did not play.
George Selvie, DE, Rams: Did not play due to leg injury.
Jerome Murphy, CB, Rams: Did not play due to ankle injury.