Vince’s View: List of 41 Vols in the NFL and 7 more with local ties

John Kelly (4) of the University of Tennessee Volunteers during a regular season game (Photo by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images)

By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports

As rookie mini-camps are underway around the NFL, here is an update on former Vols in the NFL, those with ties to the Knoxville area, plus much more listed below. Dates for all 32 teams are in my blog HERE.

The Pittsburgh Steelers lead the way with 6 players that played at the University of Tennessee. The Kansas City Chiefs are currently second with 5 UT players. The New Orleans Saints come in third with 4 VFLs.

Offensive line is the position group that has the most current players from UT with 7. Offensive line U?

There are 14 rookies off of last year’s University of Tennessee football team in NFL rookie mini-camps. Three of them were drafted. 11 either signed as undrafted free agents or offered mini-camp invites.

Roster spots will be very fluid, especially with expanded rosters and invitees in camps. Teams list players on their rosters in different ways and at different times, based on camp dates and which players they choose include. I’ll keep you posted right here with changes and updates to the VFLs and players with local ties coming and going from the NFL.

Tennessee Volunteers On NFL Teams as of 5/9/18 (41) x = rookie
Baltimore Ravens – Morgan Cox (46) LS
Buffalo Bills – Jason Croom (80) TE
Carolina Panthers – Michael Palardy (5) P/H
Carolina Panthers – Rashaan Gaulden (28)-x
Chicago Bears – Tyler Bray (9) QB
Cincinnati Bengals – Josh Malone (80) WR
Cleveland Browns – Britton Colquitt (4) P/H
Cleveland Browns – Evan Berry (89) WR-x
Dallas Cowboys – Jashon Robertson (–) OL-x
Detroit Lions – Jalen Reeves-Maybin (44) OLB
Detroit Lions – Brett Kendrick (–) OL-x
Houston Texans – LaTroy Lewis (54) – OLB
Houston Texans – Zach Fulton (73) C/G
Houston Texans – Trevor Daniel (–) P-x
Jacksonville Jaguars – Malik Jackson (97) DT
Kansas City Chiefs – Eric Berry (29) SS
Kansas City Chiefs – Dustin Colquitt (2) P/H
Kansas City Chiefs – Alex Ellis (–) TE
Kansas City Chiefs – Kahlil McKenzie (66)-x
Kansas City Chiefs – Elliott Berry (–) LB-x
Los Angeles Rams – John Kelly (42) RB-x
Miami Dolphins – Ja’Wuan James (70) RT
New England Patriots – Cordarrelle Patterson (84) WR/KR
New Orleans Saints – Alvin Kamara (41) RB
New Orleans Saints – Colton Jumper (–) LB-x
New Orleans Saints – Shaq Wiggins (–) CB-x
New Orleans Saints – Josh Smith (17) WR-x
New York Giants – Jordan Williams (79) DE
Oakland Raiders – James Stone (62) C/G
Philadelphia Eagles – Derek Barnett (96) DE
Pittsburgh Steelers – Ramon Foster (73) LG
Pittsburgh Steelers – Daniel McCullers (93) NT
Pittsburgh Steelers – Joshua Dobbs (5) QB
Pittsburgh Steelers – Justin Hunter (11) WR
Pittsburgh Steelers – Cameron Sutton (20) DB
Pittsburgh Steelers – Kendal Vickers (–) DE-x
San Francisco 49ers – Emmanuel Moseley (41) CB-x
Seattle Seahawks – Justin Coleman (28) CB
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Austin Johnson (46) FB
Tennessee Titans – Luke Stocker (88) TE
Tennessee Titans – Ethan Wolf (45) TE-x

Knoxville Area Players That Didn’t Attend UT or Finished College Elsewhere (7)
Buffalo Bills – Nathan Peterman (2) QB *Tennessee/Pittsburgh
Dallas Cowboys – Chris Jones (6) P/H*Carson-Newman
Green Bay Packers – Randall Cobb (18) WR/PR *Alcoa HS/Kentucky
Jacksonville Jaguars – Dorren Miller (–) WR *Carson-Newman-x
Minnesota Vikings – Harrison Smith (22) FS *Catholic HS/Notre Dame
Oakland Raiders – Lee Smith (86) TE *Powell HS/Marshall
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Riley Ferguson (–) QB *Tennessee/Memphis-x

Teams Without Any Players On Active 53-Player Rosters From UT Or The Area (8)
Arizona
Atlanta
Denver
Indianapolis
LA Chargers
Miami
NY Jets
Washington

U. of Tennessee Players On Current 53-Player Rosters Only By Position (41)
QB – 2
RB – 2
WR – 5
TE – 4
FB – 1
OL – 7
DL – 5
LB – 4
DB – 6
P – 4
PK – 0
LS – 1

Current Free Agents That Were Recently On A NFL Team
Corey Vereen (DE) Tennessee
Malik Foreman (CB) Tennessee
Matt Simms (QB) Tennessee
Alton “Pig” Howard (WR) Tennessee
Matt Darr (P) Tennessee
Dallas Thomas (OL) Tennessee
Kyler Kerbyson (OL) Tennessee
Curt Maggitt (OLB) Tennessee
Rajion Neal (RB) Tennessee
Marquez North (WR) Tennessee
Brian Randolph (S) Tennessee
Dan Williams (DT) Tennessee
Jacques McClendon (OL) Tennessee
Chris Scott (OL) Tennessee
Mychal Rivera (TE) Tennessee
Tony McDaniel (DT) Tennessee
Robert Ayers (DE) Tennessee
Montori Hughes (DT) *Tennessee/UT-Martin
Davis Tull (LB) *Bearden HS/Chattanooga
Garrett Reynolds (OL) *Carter HS/North Carolina
Kevin Snead (WR) *Carson Newman

Here is Chiefs rookie Elliott Berry talking to the media about being teammates with his brother Eric.WATCH.

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