Kelly signed to Browns PS, D. Colquitt to Steelers, 21 Vols on active rosters, 12 more inactive

Cleveland Browns helmet / Credit: NFL Communications media site

By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports

Here are the transactions in the NFL in the last few days before the season opening week involving University of Tennessee players in moves announced by the National Football League.

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Recent Roster Moves
9/7
P Dustin Colquitt signed with the Steelers

9/9
RB John Kelly signed by the Browns to the practice squad

In case you missed the 22 roster cutdown and practice squad moves this past weekend, here’s the complete recap.


Tennessee Volunteers On 53-Player NFL Rosters as of 9/9/20 (21)
x = Rookie
AFC East (2)
FB – Jakob Johnson (47) New England Patriots
DE – Kyle Phillips (98) New York Jets
NONE – Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins

AFC North (4)
LS – Morgan Cox (46) Baltimore Ravens
DB – Cameron Sutton (20) Pittsburgh Steelers
QB – Joshua Dobbs (5) Pittsburgh Steelers
P – Dustin Colquitt (4) Pittsburgh Steelers
NONE – Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns

AFC South (1)
OG – Zach Fulton (73) Houston Texans   – Starting RG
NONE – Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans

AFC West (3)
ILB – Alexander Johnson (45) Denver Broncos
DE – Kendal Vickers (78) Las Vegas Raiders
TE – Jason Witten (82) Las Vegas Raiders
NONE – Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers

NFC East (2)
DE – Derek Barnett (96) Philadelphia Eagles
DT – Malik Jackson (97) Philadelphia Eagles
NONE – Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Redskins

NFC North (4)
WR – Cordarrelle Patterson (84) Chicago Bears
CB – Justin Coleman (27) Detroit Lions
OLB – Jalen Reeves-Maybin (44) Detroit Lions
P – Britton Colquitt (2) Minnesota Vikings
NONE – Green Bay Packers

NFC South (4)
TE – Luke Stocker (88) Atlanta Falcons
RB – Alvin Kamara (41) New Orleans Saints
DT – Shy Tuttle (99) New Orleans Saints
WR – Marquez Callaway (12) New Orleans Saints – x
NONE – Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFC West (1)
CB – Emmanuel Moseley (41) San Francisco 49ers
NONE – Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks

VFL Inactives (12)
OT – Ja’Wuan James (70) Denver Broncos (Opted Out for 2020 season)
P – Michael Palardy (5) Carolina Panthers (Reserve Non-Football Injury List/out for the season/torn ACL)
DE/OLB – Darrell Taylor (58) Seattle Seahawks (Reserve Non-Football Injury List/out minimum of 8 games)
WR – Jauan Jennings (81) San Francisco 49ers (Practice Squad)
LB – Daniel Bituli (49) Los Angeles Rams (Practice Squad)
QB – Tyler Bray (9) Chicago Bears (Practice Squad)
S – Nigel Warrior (39) Baltimore Ravens (Practice Squad)
DT – Reginald “Kahlil” McKenzie (69) Cincinnati Bengals (Practice Squad)
NT – Dan McCullers (93) Pittsburgh Steelers (Practice Squad)
WR – Josh Malone (83) New York Jets (Practice Squad)
TE – Jason Croom (80) Buffalo Bills (Practice Squad)
RB – John Kelly (–) Cleveland Browns (Practice Squad)


Active UT Players In The NFL By Position (21)
QB – 1
RB – 1
WR – 2
TE – 2
FB – 1
OL – 1
DL – 5
LB – 2
DB – 3
P – 2
PK – 0
LS – 1


Active One-Time Vols That Transferred To Other Schools On NFL Rosters (4)
x = Rookie
TE – Lee Smith (85) Buffalo Bills (Powell HS/U. of Tennessee/Marshall)
P – Tommy Townsend (5) Kansas City Chiefs (U. of Tennessee/Florida) – x
QB – Nathan Peterman (3) Las Vegas Raiders (U. of Tennessee/Pitt)
WR – Preston Williams (18) Miami Dolphins (U. of Tennessee/Colorado St)

Inactives (2)
WR – Jalen Hurd (14) San Francisco 49ers (U. of Tennessee/Baylor) (Reserve/Injured/out for season/torn ACL)
TE – Eli Wolf (87) Baltimore Ravens (U. of Tennessee/Georgia) (Practice Squad) – x


Active Knoxville Area Players That Didn’t Play At UT on NFL Rosters (4)
x = Rookie
WR – Tee Higgins (85) Cincinnati Bengals (Oak Ridge HS/Clemson) – x
P – Chris Jones (6) Dallas Cowboys (Carson-Newman)
WR – Randall Cobb (18) Houston Texans (Alcoa HS/Kentucky)
S – Harrison Smith (22) Minnesota Vikings (Catholic HS/Notre Dame)

Inactives (2)
RB – Nathan Cottrell (31) Jacksonville Jaguars (West HS/Georgia Tech) (Practice Squad) – x
OL – Nate Gilliam (63) Los Angeles Chargers (Farragut HS/Wake Forest) (Practice Squad) – x


Notes and Numbers On UT Players
*21 U. of Tennessee players on expanded active NFL rosters
*12 other players are inactive on practice squads (9) reserve lists (2) or opt-outs (1)
*Pittsburgh and New Orleans have most current UT players with 3
*DL is the largest position represented with 5
*14 of the 32 teams have a UT player on active rosters
*There are 4 players that were once at U. of Tennessee but then transferred
*There are 4 players that didn’t attend UT, but have Knoxville/East TN ties
*1 rookie VFL made the 53-player rosters (Callaway)
*6 players that went to high school in Knoxville area are on 53-player rosters (B. Colquitt, D. Colquitt, L. Smith, H. Smith, R. Cobb, T. Higgins)


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