One Bull cut, another called up
No real surprise, but former Bulls running back Andre Hall was among the players cut by the Chicago Bears on Friday as NFL teams continue to trim their rosters. Hall had played only sparingly in the preseason with Chicago -- had 32 yards in his final game -- after being cut in July by the Bucs. His next move is likely to an NFL practice squad, where he can work on putting himself in position to make a team next fall.
Friday brought good news for former USF slugger Chris Heintz, who was called up to the majors with the MInnesota Twins as rosters expanded for the final month of the season. Today, ironically, is the final day of work for Heintz' wife, USF softball assistant Stacey Heintz, who stepped down this week to spend more time with their son, Ethan, who turns 1 year old on Sunday. Heintz made the bigs this time last year with the Twins and had put up good numbers -- a .286 batting average -- at Minnesota's Class AAA affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings.
Better still for the Heintz family? The Twins play three games at Tropicana Field with the Rays starting on Monday.
One more update: Former USF football player Carlton Hill made his debut at Pearl River Community College on Thursday night in the Wildcats' 43-6 win against Mississippi Delta CC. Hill's numbers weren't exactly huge: four catches for 16 yards, with a 33-yard kickoff return. Pearl River played two quarterbacks in the win, and he wasn't one of them ...