Week 15 VFL in NFL Update: Kelly makes his debut, see full list of 33 players

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
-There were no moves with VFLs in the last week
-RB John Kelly made his NFL debut; he did not play on offense but played 7 snaps on special teams
-4 Offense/Defense Starters in Week 14: Alvin Kamara, Ramon Foster, Ja’Wuan James
-6 Deactives from Week 14: Josh Malone, John Kelly, Eric Berry, Reginald McKenzie, Tyler Bray, Jason Croom
-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 VFL players in each game in parenthesis)

Thursday, December 13
LA Chargers at Kansas City, 8:20 PM (FOX/NFLN/Amazon) (Berry/McKenzie/Colquitt-KC)

Saturday, December 15
Houston at NY Jets, 4:30 PM (NFLN) (Fulton/Daniel-Hou)

Cleveland at Denver, 8:20 PM (NFLN) (Colquitt-Cle)

Sunday, December 16
Arizona at Atlanta, 1:00 PM
Oakland at Cincinnati, 1:00 PM (Malone-Cin)
Dallas at Indianapolis, 1:00 PM
Washington at Jacksonville, 1:00 PM (Jackson-Jac)
Miami at Minnesota, 1:00 PM (James-Mia)
Tennessee at NY Giants, 1:00 PM (Stocker-Ten)
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 1:00 PM (Cox-Bal)
Detroit at Buffalo, 1:00 PM (Croom/Darr-Buf)
Green Bay at Chicago, 1:00 PM (Bray-Chi)

Seattle at San Francisco, 4:05 PM (Coleman-Sea)
New England at Pittsburgh, 4:25 PM (Patterson-NE vs. Foster/Dobbs/McCullers/Sutton-Pit)

Philadelphia at LA Rams, 8:20 PM (NBC) (Kelly-LAR)

Monday, December 17
New Orleans at Carolina, 8:15 PM (ESPN) (Kamara-NO vs. (Gaulden/Palardy-Car)

*There are only 2 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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