RB Andre Hall to work out for UFL's Tuskers
Former USF running back Andre Hall, who has not played since being cut in September by the Houston Texans, will try out for the UFL's Florida Tuskers in Orlando next week, his agent said Tuesday.
Hall, 27, has played in parts of two NFL seasons, totaling 18 games with the Denver Broncos in 2007-08. He was placed on injured reserve by the Broncos in 2008 with a wrist injury, but has fully recovered. Hall led USF in rushing in 2004 and 2005, and still holds the school records for rushing yards in a game, season and career, as well as season and career rushing touchdowns.
The Tuskers had just two running backs among their 20 protected players in anticipation of the league's expansion this summer: former Bucs running back Michael Pittman and fullback Andrew Pinnock. USF has a small presence in the UFL, with offensive lineman Frank Davis expected to return with the league champion Las Vegas Locomotives.
-- USF defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, widely projected as a mid-first-round pick in next week's NFL draft, is not among 16 players announced by the league as attending the draft in person. Pierre-Paul said at his Pro Day workout at USF that he would attend if invited, so it looks like for whatever reason, he wasn't among those invited to hear their name called in person in New York next week.
The Sporting News mentions Pierre-Paul among the four premier pass-rushers in this year's draft.