Week 13 VFL in NFL Update: Johnson released by Broncos, Darr signs with Bills

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 13 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
-Denver has released LB AJ Johnson (Active in just 1 game with 13 special teams snaps and 0 tackles)
-Buffalo signed P Matt Darr (His first game?…At his former team, Miami, on Sunday)
-7 Offense/Defense Starters in Week 12: Alvin Kamara, Ramon Foster, Zach Fulton, Justin Coleman, Malik Jackson, Jason Croom, Ja’Wuan James
-2 Active but DNP in Week 12: Josh Dobbs, Tyler Bray
-4 Deactives from Week 12: Justin Hunter, Josh Malone, AJ Johnson, Jalen Reeves-Maybin
-Currently there are 32 U. of Tennessee players on NFL teams
-26 of the 32 are on 53-player rosters (2 practice squad/4 IR)
-6 VFL rookies are in the NFL right now (3 draft picks)
-Pittsburgh has the most UT players with 5
-P & DB are the largest positions of VFLs in the league right now with 5
-21 of the 32 teams have a UT player
-23 of the 32 have a UT player or a local player


NFL WEEK 13 SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, SUNDAY & MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, DECEMBER 2-3
(All times Eastern) (26 VFL players on active rosters in each game are listed in parenthesis)

Thursday, November 29
New Orleans at Dallas, 8:20 PM (FOX/NFLN/Amazon) (Kamara-NO)

Sunday, December 2
Chicago at NY Giants, 1:00 PM (Bray-Chi)
Carolina at Tampa Bay, 1:00 PM (Palardy/Gaulden-Car)
Baltimore at Atlanta, 1:00 PM (Cox-Bal)
Denver at Cincinnati, 1:00 PM (Malone-Cin)
LA Rams at Detroit, 1:00 PM (Kelly-LAR vs. Reeves-Maybin-Det)
Arizona at Green Bay, 1:00 PM
Cleveland at Houston, 1:00 PM (Colquitt-Cle vs. Fulton/Daniel-Hou)
Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1:00 PM (Jackson-Jac)
Buffalo at Miami, 1:00 PM (Croom/Darr-Buf vs. James-Mia)

Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05 PM (Berry/McKenzie/Colquitt-KC)
NY Jets at Tennessee, 4:05 PM (Stocker-Ten)
Minnesota at New England, 4:25 PM (Patterson-NE)
San Francisco at Seattle, 4:25 PM (Coleman-Sea)

LA Chargers at Pittsburgh, 8:20 PM (NBC) (Foster/Sutton/Dobbs/Hunter/McCullers-Pit)

Monday, December 3
Washington at Philadelphia, 8:15 PM (ESPN)

*There are 3 match-ups this week with U. of Tennessee players on both teams among the 26 active VFLs in the league
*6 players are not on active rosters (Barnett-Phi-IR, Moseley-SF-IR, Williams-NYG-IR, Ellis-KC-IR, Lewis-Ten-PS & Wolf-GB-PS) putting the league-wide total of VFLs at 32


Tennessee Volunteers On NFL Teams as of 11/29/18 (32) x = rookie
Baltimore Ravens
Morgan Cox (46) LS (LS)

Buffalo Bills
Jason Croom (80) TE (2nd team TE)
Matt Darr (8) P (P/H)

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

Chicago Bears
Tyler Bray (9) QB (3rd team QB)

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

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

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 From UT On 53-Player Rosters (11)
Arizona
Atlanta
Dallas *
Denver
Indianapolis
LA Chargers
Minnesota *
NY Jets
Oakland
Tampa Bay
Washington
*Do have a local player

UT Players In The NFL By Position (32)
QB – 2
RB – 2
WR – 3
TE – 4
FB – 0
OL – 4
DL – 4
LB – 2
DB – 5
P – 5
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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