Randolph promising in Chiefs debut
Former USF receiver Ean Randolph, hoping to make the Kansas City Chiefs' roster as an undrafted rookie, didn't hurt himself in Saturday's preseason opener, returning two kickoffs for 75 yards in Kansas City's 16-12 loss to Cleveland. Randolph also returned two punts for 13 yards.
I don't get HBO at home, but the network's "Hard Knocks" show, a behind-the-scenes look at an NFL preseason camp, is following the Chiefs this season, and Randolph had a prominent (if embarrassing) role in the season opener. He's seen asking receivers coach Charlie Joiner if he can leave practice to use a nearby Port-o-Let after breakfast disagreed with him. That has the Topeka Capital-Journal calling Randolph the team's "No. 2 receiver."
-- Another USF rookie, Falcons linebacker Stephen Nicholas, made a solid debut in Atlanta's loss to the Jets, matching the team high with four tackles and starting in place of injured starter DeMorrio Williams. And check out Monday Night Football on ESPN and watch for running back Andre Hall as the Broncos play at San Francisco.