31 Vols, 21 More With Knoxville Ties On Expanded NFL Rosters After 2022 Draft & UDFA Signings: Full List

31 Vols, 21 More With Knoxville Ties On Expanded NFL Rosters After 2022 Draft & UDFA Signings: Full List

By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports

Here’s an updated list of University of Tennessee players in the National Football League after the 2022 NFL Draft and early undrafted free agent signings.

You’ll also see the fast-growing list of players that were once at UT as well as other Knoxville area players.

That’s all below now, and often, here on my blog “Vince’s View.”

KNOXVILLE, TN – September 11, 2021 – Offensive lineman Cade Mays #68 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics

Tennessee Volunteers On Expanded NFL Rosters as of 5/2/22 (31)
AFC East (0)
NONE – Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets

AFC North (5)
OT – Ja’Wuan James (71) Baltimore Ravens
DT – Kahlil McKenzie (69) Baltimore Ravens
QB – Joshua Dobbs (–) Cleveland Browns
RB – John Kelly (41) Cleveland Browns
DB – Cameron Sutton (20) Pittsburgh Steelers
NONE – Cincinnati Bengals

AFC South (4)
LB – Jalen Reeves-Maybin (34) Houston Texans
WR – Josh Malone (–) Tennessee Titans
LS – Morgan Cox (46) Tennessee Titans
DB – Theo Jackson (–) Tennessee Titans *Drafted in 6th Rd, not yet signed
NONE – Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars

AFC West (6)
DE – Jonathan Kongbo (90) Denver Broncos
OL – Trey Smith (65) Kansas City Chiefs
DT – Kendal Vickers (95) Las Vegas Raiders
FB – Jakob Johnson (45) Las Vegas Raiders
DL – Matthew Butler (–) Las Vegas Raiders *Drafted in 5th Rd, not yet signed
WR – Joshua Palmer (5) Los Angeles Chargers
NONE – 0

NFC East (1)
DE – Derek Barnett (96) Philadelphia Eagles
NONE – Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Commanders

NFC North (1)
WR – Velus Jones Jr. (–) Chicago Bears *Drafted in 3rd Rd, not yet signed
NONE – Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

NFC South (8)
WR – Cordarrelle Patterson (84) Atlanta Falcons
OL – Cade Mays (–) Carolina Panthers *Drafted in 6th Rd, not yet signed
RB – Alvin Kamara (41) New Orleans Saints
DT – Shy Tuttle (99) New Orleans Saints
WR – Marquez Callaway (1) New Orleans Saints
TE – Ethan Wolf (86) New Orleans Saints
CB – Bryce Thompson (32) New Orleans Saints
CB – Alontae Taylor (–) New Orleans Saints *Drafted in 2nd Rd, not yet signed
NONE – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFC West (6)
TE – Alex Ellis (36) Arizona Cardinals
WR – JaVonta Payton (–) Arizona Cardinals *UDFA rookie signed
CB – Emmanuel Moseley (4) San Francisco 49ers
WR – Jauan Jennings (15) San Francisco 49ers
DE – Darrell Taylor (52) Seattle Seahawks
CB – Justin Coleman (24) Seattle Seahawks
NONE – Los Angeles Rams

VFL Free Agents – Recently in NFL
TE – Jason Croom
DT – Malik Jackson
P – Michael Palardy
DE – Kyle Phillips
DB – Nigel Warrior
LB – Alexander Johnson
P – Dustin Colquitt

One-Time Vols That Transferred To Other Schools On NFL Rosters (11)
QB – Jarrett Guarantano (–) Arizona Cardinals (U. of Tennessee/Washington) *UDFA rookie signed
TE – Daniel Helm (85) Atlanta Falcons (U. of Tennessee/Duke)
WR – Brandon Johnson (–) Denver Broncos (U. of Tennessee/UCF) *UDFA rookie signed
OL – Jahmir Johnson (–) Green Bay Packers (U. of Tennessee/Texas A&M) *UDFA rookie signed
TE – Eli Wolf (85) Indianapolis Colts (U. of Tennessee/Georgia)
OL – Marcus Tatum (–) Jacksonville Jaguars (U. of Tennessee/UCF) *UDFA rookie signed
P – Tommy Townsend (5) Kansas City Chiefs (U. of Tennessee/Florida)
WR – Preston Williams (18) Miami Dolphins (U. of Tennessee/Colorado St)
DL – DeAndre Johnson (–) Miami Dolphins (U. of Tennessee/Miami) *UDFA rookie signed
RB – Ty Chandler (–) Minnesota Vikings (U. of Tennessee/North Carolina) *Drafted in 5th Rd, not yet signed
DL – Savion Williams (–) New York Jets (U. of Tennessee/Florida A&M) *UDFA rookie signed

Active Knoxville Area Players That Didn’t Play At UT on NFL Rosters (10)
WR – Tee Higgins (85) Cincinnati Bengals (Oak Ridge HS/Clemson)
LB – Devin Harper (–) Dallas Cowboys (Karns HS/Oklahoma St.) *Drafted in 6th Rd, not yet signed
WR – Amari Rodgers (8) Green Bay Packers (Catholic HS/Clemson)
WR – Randall Cobb (18) Green Bay Packers (Alcoa HS/Kentucky)
QB – Trevor Lawrence (16) Jacksonville Jaguars (Born in Knoxville, did not go to HS locally/Clemson)
RB – Nathan Cottrell (31) Jacksonville Jaguars (West HS/Georgia Tech)
OL – Darian Kinnard (–) Kansas City Chiefs (Grew up in Knoxville, did not go to HS locally/Kentucky) *Drafted in 5th Rd, not yet signed
S – Harrison Smith (22) Minnesota Vikings (Catholic HS/Notre Dame)
OG – Cole Strange (–) New England Patriots (Farragut HS/Chattanooga) *Drafted in 1st Rd, not yet signed
OG – Nathan Gilliam (65) Pittsburgh Steelers (Farragut HS/Wake Forest)

Non-VFL Free Agents Recently In NFL
WR – Jalen Hurd (U. of Tennessee/Baylor)
QB – Nathan Peterman (U. of Tennessee/Pitt)

Check back for updates as roster moves are made.

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