Week 16 VFL in NFL Update: Interview with Justin Coleman, Wolf injured

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 16 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
-Rookie TE Ethan Wolf was moved from the Packers practice squad to the practice squad injured list
-One-time Vol QB Nathan Peterman was signed by the Raiders to their practice squad
-S Eric Berry made his season debut in the Chiefs’ game with the Chargers
-Rookie RB John Kelly played offense for the first time in his career finishing with 2 carries for 4 yds
-7 Offense/Defense Starters in Week 15: Alvin Kamara, Ramon Foster, Ja’Wuan James, Eric Berry, Zach Fulton, Jason Croom, Luke Stocker
-3 Deactives from Week 15: Josh Malone, Reginald McKenzie, Tyler Bray
-1 Active but Did Not Play from Week 15: Josh Dobbs
-Currently there are 33 U. of Tennessee players on NFL teams
-24 of the 33 are on 53-player rosters (3 practice squad/6 IR)
-7 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
-22 of the 32 teams have a UT player
-23 of the 32 have a UT player or a local player


Take a listen to the conversation John Wilkerson and I had with VFL Justin Coleman of the Seattle Seahawks this week ahead of their game versus the Chiefs.


NFL WEEK 16 SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, SUNDAY & MONDAY, DECEMBER 22-24
(All times Eastern) (24 VFLs on 53-rosters in that game in parenthesis)

Saturday, December 22
Washington at Tennessee, 4:30 PM (NFLN) (Stocker-Ten)

Baltimore at LA Chargers, 8:20 PM (NFLN) (Cox-Bal)

Sunday, December 23
Buffalo at New England, 1:00 PM (Croom/Darr-Buf vs. Patterson-NE)
Green Bay at NY Jets, 1:00 PM
Jacksonville at Miami, 1:00 PM (Jackson-Jac) vs. James-Mia)
Houston at Philadelphia, 1:00 PM (Fulton/Daniel-Hou)
Atlanta at Carolina, 1:00 PM (Gaulden/Palardy-Car)
Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1:00 PM (Malone-Cin vs. Colquitt-Cle)
Tampa Bay at Dallas, 1:00 PM
Minnesota at Detroit, 1:00 PM
NY Giants at Indianapolis, 1:00 PM

LA Rams at Arizona, 4:05 PM (Kelly-LAR)
Chicago at San Francisco, 4:05 PM (Bray-Chi)
Pittsburgh at New Orleans, 4:25 PM (Foster/McCullers/Sutton/Dobbs-Pit) vs. Kamara-NO)

Kansas City at Seattle, 8:20 PM (NBC) (Berry/McKenzie/Colquitt-KC vs. Coleman-Sea)

Monday, December 24
Denver at Oakland, 8:15 PM (ESPN)

*There are 5 match-ups this week with U. of Tennessee players on both teams among the 24 active VFLs in the league
*9 players are not on active rosters (Hunter-IR, Reeves-Maybin-IR, Barnett-Phi-IR, Moseley-SF-IR, Williams-NYG-IR, Ellis-KC-IR, Lewis-Ten-PS, Wolf-GB-PS & Johnson-Den-PS) putting the league-wide total of VFLs at 33


Tennessee Volunteers On NFL Teams as of 12/21/18 (33) 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)

Denver Broncos
Alexander “AJ” Johnson (45)  LB (practice squad)-x

Detroit Lions
Jalen Reeves-Maybin (44) LB (injured reserve)

Green Bay Packers
Ethan Wolf (86) TE (practice squad injured list)-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 (injured reserve)

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 (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 – 4
DL – 4
LB – 3
DB – 5
P – 5
PK – 0
LS – 1

Knoxville Area Players/Finished College Elsewhere (6) 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)
Nathan Peterman (18) QB *Tennessee/Pitt (practice squad)

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


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