VFL In The NFL Week 17 Update: Season-high start, season-low deactive

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 17 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
-No roster movement among VFLs
-The VFL starters and deactives below are both the best of any week this season for UT players
-8 Offense/Defense Starters in Week 16: Ramon Foster, Ja’Wuan James, Eric Berry, Zach Fulton, Jason Croom, Luke Stocker, Daniel McCulers, Justin Coleman
-3 Deactives from Week 16: Reginald McKenzie, Tyler Bray
-1 Active but Did Not Play from Week 16: Josh Dobbs
-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 VFLs on 53-rosters in that game in parenthesis)

Atlanta at Tampa Bay 1:00 PM FOX
Carolina at New Orleans 1:00 PM FOX (Gaulden/Palardy-Car vs. Kamara-NO)
Dallas at New York Giants 1:00 PM FOX
Detroit at Green Bay 1:00 PM FOX
Jacksonville at Houston 1:00 PM CBS (Jackson-Jac vs. Fulton/Daniel-Hou)
Miami at Buffalo 1:00 PM CBS (James-Mia vs. Croom/Darr-Buf)
New York Jets at New England 1:00 PM CBS (Patterson-NE)

Arizona at Seattle 4:25 PM FOX (Coleman-Sea)
Chicago at Minnesota 4:25 PM FOX (Bray-Chi)
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh 4:25 PM CBS (Malone-Cin vs. Foster/McCulers/Sutton/Dobbs-Pit)
Cleveland at Baltimore 4:25 PM CBS (Colquitt-Cle vs. Cox-Bal)
Los Angeles Chargers at Denver 4:25 PM CBS
Oakland at Kansas City 4:25 PM CBS (Berry/Colquitt/McKenzie-KC)
Philadelphia at Washington 4:25 PM FOX
San Francisco at Los Angeles Rams 4:25 PM FOX (Kelly-LAR)

Indianapolis at Tennessee 8:20 PM NBC (Stocker-Ten)


*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 12/26/18 (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 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) 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 (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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