Big VFL in the NFL Week 9: Moseley promoted, Wolf signed, 33 total

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 9 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.

I’ll update this list throughout the year here on my blog “Vince’s View” driven by Oak Ridge Nissan, so bookmark my blog page and check back often.

Tennessee Vols NFL Notes This Week
-22-year old rookie CB Emmanuel Moseley was promoted to the 49ers active roster from the team’s practice squad
-Rookie TE Ethan Wolf was signed by the Packers to their practice squad
-Listen to SportsTalk on 99.1 The Sports Animal Friday afternoon (11/2) for my 1-on-1 interview with VFL rookie Trevor Daniel
-5 Offense/Defense Starters in Week 8: Ja’Wuan James, Malik Jackson, Cordarrelle Patterson, Alvin Kamara, Ramon Foster
-6 Deactives from Week 8: Eric Berry, Reginald McKenzie, John Kelly, AJ Johnson, Zach Fulton, Rashaan Gaulden
-Currently 33 U. of Tennessee players on NFL teams
-26 of the 32 are on 53-player rosters (4 practice squad/3 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

Tennessee Players in NFL Week 8 Schedule
(All times eastern) (VFLs in that game in parenthesis)

Open Week: Arizona, Cincinnati (Malone), Indianapolis, Jacksonville (Jackson), NY Giants, Philadelphia

Thursday, November 1
Oakland at San Francisco, 8:20 PM (FOX/NFLN/Amazon) (Moseley-SF)

Sunday, November 4
Atlanta at Washington, 1:00 PM
Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 1:00 PM (Foster/Sutton/McCullers/Hunter/Dobbs-Pit vs Cox-Bal)
Chicago at Buffalo, 1:00 PM (Croom-Buf)
Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1:00 PM (Palardy/Gaulden-Car)
Kansas City at Cleveland, 1:00 PM (Colquitt/Berry/McKenzie-KC vs. Colquitt-Cle)
Detroit at Minnesota, 1:00 PM (Reeves-Maybin-Det)
NY Jets at Miami, 1:00 PM (James-Mia)

Houston at Denver, 4:05 PM (Fulton/Daniel vs. Johnson-Den)
LA Chargers at Seattle, 4:05 PM (Coleman-Sea)
LA Rams at New Orleans, 4:25 PM (Kelly-LAR vs. Kamara-NO)

Green Bay at New England, 8:20 PM (NBC) (Patterson-NE)

Monday, November 5
Tennessee at Dallas, 8:15 PM (ESPN) (Stocker-Ten)

*There are 4 match-ups this week with U. of Tennessee players on both teams among the 26 active VFLs in the league
*7 players are not on active rosters (Barnett-Phi-IR, Williams-NYG-IR, Ellis-KC-IR, Lewis-Ten, Bray-Chi-PS, Stone-Chi-PS & Wolf-GB-PS) putting the league-wide total of VFLs at 32
*The Colquitt brothers square-off once again in the KC/Clev game
*How amazing would it be if Rams RB John Kelly were active for the first time all season and had a chance to be on the field with with former teammate and close friend Alvin Kamara of the Saints in that epic match-up?
*Thursday night we may get to see the NFL debut of rookie Emmanuel Moseley who had a very nice preseason that earned him a practice squad spot as an undrafted free agent

Tennessee Volunteers On NFL Teams as of 11/1/18 (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 (3rd team CB)-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)
Dallas *
LA Chargers
Minnesota *
NY Jets
Tampa Bay
*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 (6) x = rookie
Buffalo Bills
Nathan Peterman (2) QB *Tennessee/Pittsburgh (3rd team QB)

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)

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