Week 14 VFL in NFL Update: Johnson returns to Broncos, 2 Vols go on IR

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 14 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 re-signed LB AJ Johnson after he was released by team last week, then cleared waivers
-Pittsburgh placed WR Justin Hunter on injured reserve
-Detroit placed LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin on injured reserve
-Rams Rookie RB John Kelly is likely to be active for the first time due to the injury of backup RB Malcolm Brown meaning Kelly should make his NFL debut this Sunday
-Chiefs veteran S Eric Berry continues to practice in hopes of making his season debut Sunday as well after being inactive on the 53-roster all season due to a foot injury
-5 Offense/Defense Starters in Week 13: Alvin Kamara, Ramon Foster, Zach Fulton, Ja’Wuan James, Luke Stocker
-2 Active but DNP in Week 13: Josh Dobbs, Tyler Bray
-5 Deactives from Week 13: Josh Malone, Cam Sutton, John Kelly, Eric Berry, Reginald McKenzie
-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

(All times Eastern) (24 active VFLs in those games are in parentheses)

Thursday, December 6
Jacksonville at Tennessee, 8:20 PM (FOX/NFLN/Amazon) (Jackson-Jac vs. Stocker-Ten)

Sunday, December 9
New England at Miami, 1:00 PM (Patterson-NF vs. James-Mia)
NY Jets at Buffalo, 1:00 PM (Croom/Darr-Buf)
Carolina at Cleveland, 1:00 PM (Gaulden/Palardy-Car vs. Colquitt-Cle)
Atlanta at Green Bay, 1:00 PM
New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 1:00 PM (Kamara-NO)
Indianapolis at Houston, 1:00 PM (Fulton/Daniel-Hou)
Baltimore at Kansas City, 1:00 PM (Cox-Bal vs. Berry/McKenzie/Colquitt-KC)
NY Giants at Washington, 1:00 PM

Cincinnati at LA Chargers, 4:05 PM (Malone-Cin)
Denver at San Francisco, 4:05 PM
Detroit at Arizona, 4:25 PM
Pittsburgh at Oakland, 4:25 PM (Foster/McCullers/Sutton/Dobbs-Pit)
Philadelphia at Dallas, 4:25 PM

LA Rams at Chicago, 8:20 PM (NBC) (Kelly-LAR vs. Bray-Chi)

Monday, December 10
Minnesota at Seattle, 8:15 PM (ESPN) (Coleman-Sea)

*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 12/6/18 (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)-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)
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 – 4
DL – 4
LB – 3
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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