Vols in the NFL – Week 3 Stats Update

Vols in the NFL – Week 3 Stats Update

Week 3 for former Tennessee Volunteers in the NFL saw an incredible touchdown reception in the Carolinas, yet another career-record broken in the Pacific Northwest, and a big play in the backfield from a second-year standout.

Cordarrelle Patterson continues to find a new level to his game week-in, and week-out for the Atlanta Falcons. The 10th-year utility man has excelled as the featured back for the Falcons this season and shined again on Sunday, posting a career-high in rushing yards for the second time this season after doing so in Week 1 against New Orleans. Patterson currently ranks third in the league in rushing yards for the season with 302.

Patterson rushed for 141 yards on 17 carries, an average of 8.3 yards-per-touch, and scored a second quarter touchdown of 17 yards. The tailback had a long rush of 40 yards and notched a second half total of 107 yards on the ground. He was only targeted once in the pass-game, but made it count with a 12-yard pickup.

On the other side of the country, Marquez Callaway turned heads with an emphatic, acrobatic one-handed touchdown snare for the New Orleans Saints in the fourth quarter. It marked his first touchdown reception of the season and seventh of his career.

Darrell Taylor rounded out a strong day for former Vols in the NFL, posting a strip-sack of Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota for the Seattle Seahawks.

VFL Matthew Butler made his NFL debut, collecting his first professional tackle for the Las Vegas Raiders, bringing down Titans running back Derrick Henry in the second quarter.

A full recap of Vols in the NFL from Week 3 can be found below.

Micah Abernathy – S – Packers
Practice squad

Derek Barnett – DE – Eagles
Injured reserve

Matthew Butler – DT – Raiders
Made his professional debut and first career tackle, taking down Derrick Henry in the second quarter

Marquez Callaway – WR – Saints
Made an incredible one-handed touchdown grab for his first reception of the season at Carolina

Justin Coleman – DB – Seahawks
Did not play

Morgan Cox – LS – Titans
Had seven snaps in the victory over Las Vegas, executing three extra points, three punts and one field goal

Joshua Dobbs – QB – Browns
Did not play

Theo Jackson – DB – Titans
Practice squad

Ja’Wuan James – OL – Ravens
Injured reserve

Jauan Jennings – WR – 49ers
Recorded one reception for five yards against Denver

Jakob Johnson – FB – Raiders
Saw 16 snaps against the Titans, 11 coming on run-block

Velus Jones Jr. – WR – Bears
Did not play

Alvin Kamara – RB – Saints
Tallied 61 rushing yards on 15 carries, including a 27-yard scamper and made a pair of receptions for 12 yards at Carolina

John Kelly – RB – Browns
Practice squad

Jonathan Kongbo – DE – Broncos
Practice squad

Cade Mays – OL – Panthers
Did not play

Khalil McKenzie – OL – Ravens
Practice squad

Emmanuel Moseley – CB – 49ers
Posted eight tackles and a pass breakup against Denver on Sunday Night Football. The fifth-year veteran also eclipsed 150 career tackles in the game

Joshua Palmer – WR – Chargers
Had a career day against Jacksonville, posting a career-high 99 yards on six catches,including his longest professional reception of 45 yards

Cordarrelle Patterson – WR – Falcons
Broke his career-high in single-game rushing yards for the second time this season, scampering for 141 yards on 17 attempts at Seattle. He dashed into the endzone once and averaged 8.3 yards per carry while catching one pass for 12 yards in a 27-23 road win

Jalen Reeves-Maybin – LB – Texans
Did not play

Trey Smith – OL – Chiefs
Got the start at right guard against Indianapolis

Cameron Sutton – CB – Steelers
Recorded five solo tackles on Thursday Night Football against Cleveland and recorded his 25th career pass breakup

Alontae Taylor – CB – Saints
Injured reserve

Darrell Taylor – DE – Seahawks
Tallied a sack-fumble of Atlanta quarterback Marcus Mariota in the third quarter for both his first sack and forced fumble of the year. Finished with three solo tackles for the Seahawks

Shy Tuttle – DL – Saints
Carried the momentum from last weekend’s game, posting seven tackles against the Panthers

Kendal Vickers – DE – Raiders
Did not play

-UT Athletics

Vols In The NFL / Credit: UT Athletics

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