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Damarious Randall locks down Dez Bryant during Packers win

Green Bay Packers rookie Damarious Randall has seen been tasked with his fair share of top-end matchups in his first season; Alshon Jeffery, Anquan Boldin, and Calvin Johnson -- among others -- have all matched up with the first-year corner.

On Sunday, it was Dez Bryant's turn to be lined up against the 2015 first-round pick.

After starting cornerback Sam Shields was forced to exit the game after suffering a concussion, Randall was told he would be tasked with guarding the All-Pro receiver. His response: "Alright, thanks."

Randall didn't disappoint, limiting Bryant to one catch for nine yards, while also forcing a couple drops, despite six targets during the Packers 28-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

In fact, Randall was involved in what was a controversial incompletion during which a Bryant catch was overturned upon review (again).

During a post-game interview, Randall explained that he felt the team played well defensively, and that he was simply trying to maintain his technique and play his style of ball throughout the contest.

He finished the game with no stats recorded, but introduced himself in a big way to the national audience.


Name/Position/Number Team Selected Standing This Week's Statistics
Damarious Randall, CB - No. 23 Green Bay Packers Rd 1, Pick 30 Second-team left cornerback N/A in 28-7 win vs. Dallas Cowboys
Jaelen Strong, WR - No. 11 Houston Texans Rd 3, Pick 70 Third-team wide receiver 1 rec, 6 yd in 27-6 loss vs. New England Patriots
Jamil Douglas, OG - No. 75 Miami Dolphins Rd 4, Pick 114 Starting right guard N/A in 31-24 loss vs. New York Giants
Marcus Hardison, DT - No. 91 Cincinnati Bengals Rd 4, Pick 135 Third-team right defensive tackle inactive in 33-20 loss vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Other Alumni on Active Rosters

Name/Position/No. Team Years at ASU *Standing This Week's Stats
Lawrence Guy, DT - No. 67 Baltimore Ravens 2008-10 Second-team defensive end 4 tackles (2 solo), 1 TFL in 35-6 loss vs. Seattle Seahawks
Will Sutton, DT - No. 93 Chicago Bears 2009-13 Second-team defensive end 2 tackles (1 solo), 1 TFL in 24-21 loss vs. Washington
Vontaze Burfict, LB - No. 58 Cincinnati Bengals 2009-11 Starting weak-side linebacker 11 solo tackles in 33-20 loss vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Brock Osweiler, QB - No. 17 Denver Broncos 2009-11 Starting quarterback 35/51, 308 yd, in 15-12 loss vs. Oakland Raiders
Omar Bolden, DB - No. 31 Denver Broncos 2007-10 (missed 2011) Second-team strong safety; No. 1 KO and punt returner inactive in 15-12 loss vs. Oakland Raiders
Rashad Ross, WR - No. 19 Washington 2011-12 Third-team wide receiver; No. 1 KO returner; No. 3 punt returner 2 rec, 27 yd; 2 KO ret, 44 yd in 24-21 win vs. Chicago Bears

*Standing according to depth chart projections on

Alumni Placed on Injured Reserve/PUP List

Baltimore Ravens: Terrell Suggs, LB - No. 55 (was at ASU from 2000-02): suffered torn Achilles injury in opening game of the season. Out for year.

Denver BroncosKyle Williams, WR - No. 15 (2006-09)sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon on August 1.

Kansas City ChiefsPaul Fanaika, OG - No. 74 (2004-08)was placed on injured reserve just days before the start of the season.

Washington: Shawn Lauvao, LG - No. 77 (2005-09): was placed on injured reserve due to an ankle injury and is out for the rest of the season.

Cuts, Waives and Others Actions

Defensive tackle Davon Coleman (2011-13) waived by Dallas Cowboys (Sep. 28)