Preseason update and stats on 38 Vols in NFL with recent moves

Carolina Panthers DB Rashaan Gaulden / PHOTO CREDIT: CAROLINA PANTHERS

By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports

Here’s an updated list of University of Tennessee players in the National Football League, with stats from last week, entering week 3 of the 2019 NFL preseason. I’ve also included some notes, jersey numbers, unofficial depth chart positions, breakdowns by position and much more.

You will also see the list of players that were at UT at one time before transferring and others that have local ties to the Knoxville area that did not attend the University of Tennessee.

NFL rosters are expanded right now and can be kept at up to 90 players until final preseason cuts August 31.

I’ll update this list throughout the year here on my blog “Vince’s View.” Bookmark my blog page and check back often.


Most Recent News
-Titans released OLB Jordan Williams
-Williams was brought back and placed on the Titans’ reserve list, so he does not count toward the roster of 90
-Buccaneers released DB Micah Abernathy days after signing him
-Titans signed LB Quart’e Sapp
-Sapp gives gives the Titans 3 VFL LBs, 2 of which are active


Inside The Numbers
-Currently 38 U. of Tennessee players on NFL teams
-There are 7 players that were once at U. of Tennessee but then transferred
-There are 3 players that didn’t attend UT, but have Knoxville/East TN ties
-20 of the 32 teams have a UT player
-Pittsburgh has the most UT players with 4
-2 VFL rookies are in the NFL right now (none are draft picks)
-LB is the position group with the most VFLs
-2 VFLs are currently playing in the CFL


Tennessee Volunteers On NFL Teams as of 8/21/19 (38) x = rookie
Note: Includes stats from last week and game results

Atlanta Falcons
Luke Stocker (80) TE (2nd team TE) Started at TE, 1 ST tackle
Matt Simms (9) QB (4th team QB) 9-of-19, 85 yds, 2 sacks, 1 INT, 2 car 8 yds, 2 fumbles lost
*Loss vs. Jets

Baltimore Ravens
Morgan Cox (46) LS (starting LS) no stats
*Win vs. Packers

Buffalo Bills
Jason Croom (80) TE (4th team TE) DNP
*Win vs. Panthers

Carolina Panthers
Michael Palardy (5) P (starting P/H) 7 punts 51.3 yds per
Rashaan Gaulden (28) DB (2nd team SS) 4 tackles, 1 TFL
*Loss vs. Bills

Chicago Bears
Tyler Bray (9) QB (3rd team QB) 6-of-13, 53 yds, 1 car -1 yd
Cordarrelle Patterson (84) WR/KR (2nd team WR & starting KR) DNP
*Loss vs. Giants

Cincinnati Bengals
Josh Malone (80) WR (2nd team WR) Started at WR, 1 rec 13 yds
*Win vs. Redskins

Cleveland Browns
Britton Colquitt (4) P (starting P/H) 3 punts 42.3 yds per
*Win vs. Colts

Dallas Cowboys
Jason Witten (82) TE (starting TE) Started at TE, 1 rec 10 yds
*Win vs. Rams

Denver Broncos
Alexander “AJ” Johnson (45) LB (2nd team ILB) Started at ILB, 2 tackles
Ja’Wuan James (70) OT (starting RT) Started at RT, no stats
*Loss vs. 49ers

Detroit Lions
Jalen Reeves-Maybin (44) LB (2nd team OLB) 5 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 PD
Justin Coleman (27) DB (starting CB) Started at CB, 2 tackles
*Loss vs. Texans

Houston Texans
Zach Fulton (73) OL (starting RG) Started at C, no stats
Trevor Daniel (8) P (starting P/H) 2 punts 38.5 yds per
*Win vs. Lions

Kansas City Chiefs
Dustin Colquitt (2) P (starting P/H) 3 punts 44 yds per
Kahlil McKenzie (66) OG (2nd team LG) no stats
*Loss vs. Steelers

Los Angeles Rams
John Kelly (42) RB (3rd team RB) 5 car 11 yds, 1 rec 9 yds
*Loss vs. Cowboys

New England Patriots
Jacob Johnson (47) FB/TE (3rd team TE) 1 rec 9 yds
*Win vs. Patriots

New Orleans Saints
Alvin Kamara (41) RB (starting RB/2nd team KR) Started at RB, 4 car 15 yds
Shy Tuttle (74) DT (4th team DE)-x 2 tackles
Colton Jumper (51) LB (4th team WLB) 4 tackles, 1 INT, 1 PD
*Win vs. Chargers

New York Jets
Kyle Phillips (98) DE (3rd team DE)-x 3 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 FR
Matt Darr (3) P (2nd team P) 3 punts 42.7 yds per
*Win vs. Falcons

Philadelphia Eagles
Derek Barnett (96) DE (starting DE) DNP
Malik Jackson (97) DT (starting DT) Started at DT, no stats
Alex Ellis (48) TE (6th team TE) no stats
*Win vs. Jaguars

Pittsburgh Steelers
Ramon Foster (73) OG (starting LG) Started at LG, no stats
Daniel McCullers (93) NT (2nd team NT) no stats
Cameron Sutton (20) DB (2nd team NCB & CB) 2 tackles, 1 TFL
Joshua Dobbs (5) QB (2nd team QB) 6-of-11, 95 yds, 1 INT, 1 car 5 yds, 1 tackle
*Win vs. Chiefs

San Francisco 49ers
Emmanuel Moseley (41) CB (4th team CB) 2 tackles
*Win vs. Broncos

Tennessee Titans
LaTroy Lewis (45) LB (3rd team OLB) 1 tackle, 1 QH
Jordan Williams (40) DE/OLB (reserve list) DNP
Quart’e Sapp (40 ) LB (4th team ILB) DNP, just signed this week
*Loss vs. Patriots


One-Time Vols That Transferred (7) x = rookie
Buffalo Bills
Lee Smith TE (85) *Powell HS/Tennessee/Marshall (2nd team TE) Started at TE, no stats
*Win vs. Panthers

Miami Dolphins
Preston Williams (82) WR *Tennessee/Colorado St (3rd team WR)-x Started at WR, 1 rec 7 yds, 3 PRs 12 yds
Dewayne Hendrix (73) DE *Tennessee/Pittsburgh (4th team DE)-x 1 tackle
*Loss vs. Buccaneers

Oakland Raiders
Nathan Peterman (2) QB *Tennessee/Pittsburgh (3rd team QB) 8-of-8, 41 yds, 3 car 13 yds
*Win vs. Cardinals

San Francisco 49ers
Jalen Hurd (17) WR *Tennessee/Baylor (2nd team WR)-x no stats
Daniel Helm (43) TE *Tennessee/Duke (5th team TE)-x no stats
*Win vs. Broncos

Tennessee Titans
D’Andre Payne (28) CB *Tennessee/Iowa State (5th team CB)-x no stats
*Loss vs. Patriots


Knoxville Area Players That Didn’t Play At U. of Tennessee (3) x = rookie
Dallas Cowboys

Randall Cobb (18) WR *Alcoa HS/Kentucky (starting WR) 1 rec 7 yds
Chris Jones (6) P *Carson-Newman (starting P/H) 3 punts 49.7 yds per
*Win vs. Rams

Minnesota Vikings
Harrison Smith (22) S *Catholic HS/Notre Dame (starting SS) Started at SS, 1 tackle, 1 PD
*Win vs. Seahawks


VFLs In The CFL (2)
Kendal Vickers – Edmonton Eskimos – DL (97) 2nd team
*Season stats = 9 GP, 5 tackles, 1 sack

Jonathan Kongbo – Winnipeg Blue Bombers – DE (2) 2nd team
*Season stats = 3 GP, 4 tackles


Recent Free Agents From Late Last Season That Played at U. of Tennessee 
Eric Berry S
Justin Hunter WR
Ethan Wolf TE
James Stone OL
Justin Martin DB
Alexis Johnson Jr. NT
Keller Chryst QB
Micah Abernathy DB
Kendal Vickers DE (CFL)
Jonathan Kongbo (CFL)


Teams Without Any Players On Current Expanded Rosters From UT (12)
Arizona Cardinals
Green Bay Packers
Indianapolis Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars
Los Angeles Chargers
Miami Dolphins
Minnesota Vikings
New York Giants
Oakland Raiders
Seattle Seahawks
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Washington Redskins


UT Players In The NFL By Position (38)
QB – 3
RB – 2
WR – 2
TE – 5
FB – 1
OL – 4
DL – 5
LB – 6
DB – 4
P – 5
PK – 0
LS – 1


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