Full list of 31 Vols in NFL after rookie minicamps, 20 more with local ties; see 7 recent roster moves & VFL rookie news

Full list of 31 Vols in NFL after rookie minicamps, 20 more with local ties; see 7 recent roster moves & VFL rookie news

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 a list of players that were once at UT as well as other Knoxville area players that played at other schools.

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

Recent Transactions, News & Notes
*UDFA Kenneth George Jr. signed with the Titans after a minicamp tryout (5/16)
*VFL TE Ethan Wolf was added to the Reserve/Injured list from the Waived/Injured list by the Saints and is not on the 90-player active roster (5/16)
*One-time Vol and rookie UDFA OL Marcus Tatum was waived by the Jaguars (5/16)
*One-time Vol TE Daniel Helm was waived by the Falcons (5/16)
*One-time Vol QB Quentin Dormady received a tryout from the Titans but has not signed (5/13)
*One-time Vol TE Eli Wolf was released by the Colts (5/10) then signed by Packers (5/11)
*One-time Vol QB Nathan Peterman signed with the Bears (5/11)
*UT’s 31 players in the NFL ranks 7th among SEC teams (SEC in the NFL Blog)
*There are 10 ex-Vols that finished college at others schools currently on NFL teams
*There are 10 Knoxville-area players that did not attend UT currently on NFL teams

Here’s a look at some of the Vols rookies in minicamp.

Tennessee Volunteers On Expanded NFL Rosters as of 5/16/22 (31)
x = rookie
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 (15) Cleveland Browns
RB – John Kelly (41) Cleveland Browns
DB – Cameron Sutton (20) Pittsburgh Steelers
NONE – Cincinnati Bengals

AFC South (5)
LB – Jalen Reeves-Maybin (34) Houston Texans
WR – Josh Malone (86) Tennessee Titans
LS – Morgan Cox (46) Tennessee Titans
DB – Theo Jackson (29) Tennessee Titans-x
DB – Kenneth George Jr. (–) Tennessee Titans-x
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 (73) Las Vegas Raiders-x
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. (12) Chicago Bears-x
NONE – Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

NFC South (7)
WR – Cordarrelle Patterson (84) Atlanta Falcons
OL – Cade Mays (64) Carolina Panthers-x
RB – Alvin Kamara (41) New Orleans Saints
DT – Shy Tuttle (99) New Orleans Saints
WR – Marquez Callaway (1) New Orleans Saints
CB – Bryce Thompson (32) New Orleans Saints
CB – Alontae Taylor (27) New Orleans Saints-x
NONE – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFC West (6)
TE – Alex Ellis (36) Arizona Cardinals
WR – JaVonta Payton (32) Arizona Cardinals-x
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

Injured Reserve List (Not on 90-Player Roster)
TE – Ethan Wolf (Saints)

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
TE – Luke Stocker

One-Time Vols That Transferred To Other Schools On NFL Rosters (10)
QB – Jarrett Guarantano (16) Arizona Cardinals (U. of Tennessee/Washington)-x
QB – Nathan Peterman (14) Chicago Bears (U. of Tennessee/Pitt)
WR – Brandon Johnson (89) Denver Broncos (U. of Tennessee/UCF)-x
OL – Jahmir Johnson (68) Green Bay Packers (U. of Tennessee/Texas A&M)-x
TE – Eli Wolf (48) Green Bay Packers (U. of Tennessee/Georgia)
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 (56) Miami Dolphins (U. of Tennessee/Miami)-x
RB – Ty Chandler (32) Minnesota Vikings (U. of Tennessee/North Carolina)-x
DL – Savion Williams (75) New York Jets (U. of Tennessee/Florida A&M)-x

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 (50) Dallas Cowboys (Karns HS/Oklahoma St.)-x
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 (75) Kansas City Chiefs (Grew up in Knoxville, did not go to HS locally/Kentucky)-x
S – Harrison Smith (22) Minnesota Vikings (Catholic HS/Notre Dame)
OG – Cole Strange (–) New England Patriots (Farragut HS/Chattanooga)-x
OG – Nathan Gilliam (62) Pittsburgh Steelers (Farragut HS/Wake Forest)

Non-VFL Free Agents Recently In NFL
WR – Jalen Hurd (U. of Tennessee/Baylor)
TE – Daniel Helm (U. of Tennessee/Duke)
OL – Marcus Tatum (U. of Tennessee/UCF)-x

Check back, here on my blog, for updates as roster moves are made.

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Velus Jones Jr. – Bears WR / Credit: 99.1 The Sports Animal

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