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Bulls In The Pros: Week 2 Preseason Recap

A former member of the USF defense stole the show this week.

NCAA Football: South Florida at Connecticut David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Several former members of the South Florida Bulls football team can now say they have a couple of professional games under their belts.

After bursting onto the scene in week one, let’s take a look at how the former Bulls fared in the second week of NFL preseason action.

CB Deatrick Nichols, Arizona Cardinals

Nichols put together the best performance of any former Bull over the weekend. The undrafted free agent rookie led his team with six tackles (five solo), one sack, two tackles for loss and a quarterback hit.

Combined with a four-tackle showing in week one, Nichols is putting together a solid case for himself with still two exhibition games remaining.

WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay Packers

It was a much quieter second week for the former Bulls star wide receiver. Following a five catch, 101-yard performance in week one, Valdes-Scantling managed just one reception for 15-yards.

According to CBS Sports, the St. Petersburg native “didn’t lose much ground, if any” among Packers receivers fighting for opening day roster spots.


  • Linebacker Nigel Harris replicated his week one outing, recording three tackles (two solo) for the hometown Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had some impressive moments during the Bucs and Tennessee Titans midweek joint practices.
  • Undrafted DT Bruce Hector tallied one solo tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • RB Marlon Mack’s Indianapolis Colts are in action on Monday night, but the former Bulls standout is dealing with a hamstring injury.
  • The GOAT Quinton Flowers (Cincinnati Bengals), DT Deadrin Senat (Atlanta Falcons), and DE Mike Love (Buffalo Bills) did not register any tackles/stats in week two.