VFL in the NFL Playoff Update and Matchups

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 Wildcard Weekend of the NFL playoffs.

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 Over The Holidays
-DL Kendal Vickers was signed to the Tennessee Titans practice squad
-OLB LaTroy Lewis was elevated to the Titans 53-player roster
-QB Tyler Bray was returned to the Chicago Bears practice squad from the main roster
-LB AJ Johnson was signed to a Reserve/Future contract by the Denver Broncos
-One-time Vols QB Nathan Peterman was signed to a Reserve/Future contract by the Oakland Raiders
-8 Offense/Defense Starters in Week 17: Ramon Foster, Ja’Wuan James, Zach Fulton, Luke Stocker, Justin Coleman
-5 Deactives from Week 17: Reginald McKenzie, Eric Berry, Cordarrelle Patterson, LaTroy Lewis, Alvin Kamara
-1 Active but Did Not Play from Week 17: Josh Dobbs
-Currently there are 34 U. of Tennessee players on NFL teams
-24 of the 34 are on 53-player rosters (3 practice squad/6 IR)
-8 VFL rookies are in the NFL right now (3 draft picks)
-Pittsburgh has the most UT players with 5
-P, DB & DL 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


NFL WILD CARD PLAYOFFS
*VFLs on active rosters in each game listed in parenthesis

Saturday, January 5
AFC: 4:35 PM (ET) Indianapolis at Houston (ESPN, with simulcast on ABC) (Fulton/Daniel-Hou)
NFC: 8:15 PM (ET) Seattle at Dallas (FOX) (Coleman-Sea)

Sunday, January 6
AFC: 1:05 PM (ET) LA Chargers at Baltimore (CBS) (Cox-Bal)
NFC: 4:40 PM (ET) Philadelphia at Chicago (NBC)

*There are no match-ups this week with U. of Tennessee players on both teams among the 24 active VFLs in the league
*10 players are not on active rosters (Hunter-Pit-IR, Reeves-Maybin-Det-IR, Barnett-Phi-IR, Moseley-SF-IR, Williams-NYG-IR, Ellis-KC-IR, Vickers-Ten-PS, Bray-Chi-PS, Wolf-GB-PS & Johnson-Den-PS) putting the league-wide total of VFLs at 33


Tennessee Volunteers On NFL Teams as of 1/5/19 (34) 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 (practice squad)

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) OLB (3rd team OLB)
Kendal Vickers (93) DE (practice squad)-x


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 – 5
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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