Season-high 8 deactives and 4 on byes leave only 13 VFLs in NFL playing last week; Week 11 match-ups

By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports

Here’s a complete list of University of Tennessee players in the National Football League as the 2018 season heading into Week 11 of the NFL season.

I’ve included some notes, jersey numbers and depth chart positions of VFLs in the NFL. You will also see the list of players with local ties to the Knoxville area or didn’t end their college careers there.


Tennessee Vols NFL Notes This Week
-With a season-high 8 deactives and 4 on bye weeks, there were only 13 Vols that played in games in the league last week
-4 Offense/Defense Starters in Week 10: Alvin Kamara, Ramon Foster, Malik Jackson, Cordarrelle Patterson
-8 Deactives from Week 10: Eric Berry, Reginald McKenzie, John Kelly, Justin Hunter, Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Dan McCullers, Josh Malone, Ja’Wuan James
-Currently there are 33 U. of Tennessee players on NFL teams
-25 of the 33 are on 53-player rosters (4 practice squad/4 IR)
-7 VFL rookies are in the NFL right now (3 draft picks)
-Pittsburgh has the most UT players with 5
-DB & OL are the largest position of VFLs in the league right now with 5
-22 of the 32 teams have a UT player
-24 of the 32 have a UT player or a local player


NFL WEEK 11 SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, SUNDAY & MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 18-19
(All times Eastern) (25 VFLs on 53-player rosters are in parenthesis)
Bye: Buffalo (Jason Croom), Cleveland (Britton Colquitt), Miami (Ja’Wuan James), New England (Cordarrelle Patterson), NY Jets, San Francisco

Thursday, November 15
Green Bay at Seattle, 8:20 PM (FOX/NFLN/Amazon) (Coleman-Sea)

Sunday, November 18
Houston at Washington, 1:00 PM (Fulton/Daniel-Hou)
Dallas at Atlanta, 1:00 PM
Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1:00 PM (Malone-Cin vs. Cox-Bal)
Carolina at Detroit, 1:00 PM (Palardy/Gaulden-Car vs. Reeves-Maybin-Det)
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville, 1:00 PM (Foster/Sutton/Dobbs/Hunter/McCullers-Pit vs. Jackson-Jac)
Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1:00 PM (Stocker-Ten)
Tampa Bay at NY Giants, 1:00 PM

Denver at LA Chargers, 4:05 PM (Johnson-Den)
Oakland at Arizona, 4:05 PM
Philadelphia at New Orleans, 4:25 PM (Kamara-NO)

Minnesota at Chicago, 8:20 PM (NBC)

Monday, November 19
Kansas City at LA Rams, 8:15 PM (ESPN) (Colquitt/McKenzie/Berry vs. Kelly-LAR)

*There are 4 match-ups this week with U. of Tennessee players on both teams among the 25 active VFLs in the league
*8 players are not on active rosters (Barnett-Phi-IR, Moseley-SF-IR, Williams-NYG-IR, Ellis-KC-IR, Lewis-Ten-PS, Bray-Chi-PS, Stone-Chi-PS & Wolf-GB-PS) putting the league-wide total of VFLs at 32


Tennessee Volunteers On NFL Teams as of 11/15/18 (33) x = rookie
Baltimore Ravens
Morgan Cox (46) LS (LS)

Buffalo Bills
Jason Croom (80) TE (2nd team TE)

Carolina Panthers
Michael Palardy (5) P (P/H)
Rashaan Gaulden (28) DB (2nd team FS)-x

Chicago Bears
Tyler Bray (9) QB (practice squad)
James Stone (74) OL (practice squad)

Cincinnati Bengals
Josh Malone (80) WR (2nd team WR)

Cleveland Browns
Britton Colquitt (4) P (P/H)

Denver Broncos
AJ Johnson (45) LB (3rd team ILB)-x

Detroit Lions
Jalen Reeves-Maybin (44) LB (2nd team OLB)

Green Bay Packers
Ethan Wolf (86) TE (practice squad)-x

Houston Texans
Zach Fulton (73) OL (starting RG)
Trevor Daniel (8) P (P/H)-x

Jacksonville Jaguars
Malik Jackson (97) DT (starting DT)

Kansas City Chiefs
Eric Berry (29) S (starting SS)
Dustin Colquitt (2) P (P/H)
Reginald “Kahlil” McKenzie (66) OG (2nd team LG)-x
Alex Ellis (82) TE (reserve/injured)

Los Angeles Rams
John Kelly (42) RB (4th team RB)-x

Miami Dolphins
Ja’Wuan James (70) OT (starting RT)

New England Patriots
Cordarrelle Patterson (84) WR (2nd team WR, starting KR)

New Orleans Saints
Alvin Kamara (41) RB (starting RB)

New York Giants
Jordan Williams (79) DL (reserve/injured)

Philadelphia Eagles
Derek Barnett (96) DE (reserve/injured)

Pittsburgh Steelers
Ramon Foster (73) OG (starting LG)
Daniel McCullers (93) NT (2nd team NT)
Cameron Sutton (20) DB (2nd team RCB)
Joshua Dobbs (5) QB (2nd team QB)
Justin Hunter (11) WR (2nd team RWR)

San Francisco 49ers
Emmanuel Moseley (41) CB (injured reserve)-x

Seattle Seahawks
Justin Coleman (28) DB (2nd team CB)

Tennessee Titans
Luke Stocker (88) TE (starting TE)
LaTroy Lewis (45) LB (practice squad)


Teams Without Any Players On Current Expanded Rosters From UT (10)
Arizona
Atlanta
Dallas *
Indianapolis
LA Chargers
Minnesota *
NY Jets
Oakland
Tampa Bay
Washington
*Do have a local player

UT Players In The NFL By Position (33)
QB – 2
RB – 2
WR – 3
TE – 4
FB – 0
OL – 5
DL – 4
LB – 3
DB – 5
P – 4
PK – 0
LS – 1

Knoxville Area Players/Finished College Elsewhere (5) x = rookie
Dallas Cowboys
Chris Jones (6) P *Carson-Newman (starting P/H)

Green Bay Packers
Randall Cobb (18) WR *Alcoa HS/Kentucky (starting WR)

Minnesota Vikings
Harrison Smith (22) S *Catholic HS/Notre Dame (starting FS)

Oakland Raiders
Lee Smith (86) TE *Powell HS/Marshall (2nd team TE)

Philadelphia Eagles
Dorren Miller (84) WR *Carson-Newman (practice squad)-x


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