Updated list of 32 VFL U. of Tennessee players in NFL with 2019 recaps

Orlando, FL – January 26, 2020 – Camping World Stadium: Alvin Kamara (41) of the NFC New Orleans Saints during the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl (Photo by Heather Harvey / ESPN Images)

By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports

Here’s an updated list of University of Tennessee players in the National Football League as 2020 free agency in the NFL is underway.

For perspective, you’ll see a recap of their 2019 seasons, along with breakdowns by position, list of teams without a VFL, free agents to watch and more.

In a separate blog post on 991TheSportsAnimal.com, you’ll find the list of players that were at UT at one time before transferring and finishing theor careers elsewhere. In that other post, you’ll also see other players that have local ties to the Knoxville area that did not attend the University of Tennessee.

Look for updates here on my blog “Vince’s View.” Bookmark my blog page and check back often.

Tennessee Volunteers On NFL Rosters as of 3/23/20 (32)
QB Matt Simms (9) Atlanta Falcons
2019: DNP; Hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2014

LS – Morgan Cox (46) Baltimore Ravens
2019: Played in all 17 games including one playoff game; Another rock-solid, reliable year as one of the league’s best

TE – Jason Croom (80) Buffalo Bills
2019: Spent the entire season on injured reserve with a severe hamstring injury

P – Michael Palardy (5) Carolina Panthers
2019: Averaged 46.0 yards per punt, which was 12th among regular punters

WR/KR – Cordarrelle Patterson (84) Chicago Bears
2019: 11 rec 83 yds; Led NFL in KR (29.5 yds per) and 1st team All-Pro as KR; 2nd all-time in NFL history in KR avg at 29.9 yds per, trailing only Gale Sayers (30.6)

P – Trevor Daniel (–) Denver Broncos
2019: Punted 11 times in 2 games at 43.6 yds per before being released by Texans

OT – Ja’Wuan James (70) Denver Broncos
2019: Started (RT) and played in a career-low 3 games due to injury in his debut season in Denver

ILB – Alexander Johnson (45) Denver Broncos
2019: 51 tackles, 2 FF, 1.5 sacks, 1 INT in 15 games (12 starts) in a breakout 2nd season with the Broncos; Once he got a start, he played well and locked-up an ILB spot

CB – Justin Coleman (27) Detroit Lions
2019: Played all 16 games for the 2nd season in a row; Started a career-high 13 games in his first season in Detroit; Totaled 51 tackles and a career-high 13 PD; 1 INT, 1 FR, 3 FF

OLB – Jalen Reeves-Maybin (44) Detroit Lions
2019: Played in all 16 games for the first time in his career; Started the first 3 games of his career; Recorded career-high 36 tackles, 1 FF and 1 FR

OG – Zach Fulton (73) Houston Texans
2019: Played and started at RG in all but one game (injury) totaling 17 games; Started both of Houston’s playoff games; Watch “My Football Story: Zach Fulton”

QB – Joshua Dobbs (1) Jacksonville Jaguars
2019: DNP; Traded by the Steelers to the Jaguars after Week 1

P – Dustin Colquitt (2) Kansas City Chiefs
2019: Lefty punter capped off his 15th NFL season as a Super Bowl champion; Averaged 44.1 yds per punt; Only punted 8 times in 3 playoff games; Had a 50 yds per punt average in the Super Bowl

DT – Kendal Vickers (–) Las Vegas Raiders
2019: DNP in NFL; Played 18 games in CFL for Edmonton Eskimos tallying 12 tackles, 2 sacks

TE – Jason Witten (–) Las Vegas Raiders
2019: Started all 16 games for Cowboys; Caught 63 passes for 529 yds 4 TD

RB – John Kelly (42) Los Angeles Rams
2019: Played in 4 games; 3 car 9 yds

TE – Ethan Wolf (84) Los Angeles Rams
2019: DNP; Spent training camp and practice squad time with the Panthers, Jaguars and Packers

P – Britton Colquitt (2) Minnesota Vikings
2019: 17 GP; Punted in all but one game (45.8 yds per) including two playoff games

FB – Jakob Johnson (47) New England Patriots
2019: 1 rec for 5 yds; Played in 4 games with 3 starts before going on IR with a shoulder injury

RB – Alvin Kamara (41) New Orleans Saints
2019: 15 GPs with 10 starts; 178 car 818 yds (4.6 yds per) 6 TD; 89 rec 567 yds (6.4 yds per) 1 TD; 4 PR 30 yds

DT – Shy Tuttle (99) New Orleans Saints
2019: Played in all 17 games with 1 start in an impressive rookie year for the undrafted free agent; 21 tackles, 2 sacks, 6 PD and 1 spectacular INT and return vs. Falcons

DB – Rashaan Gaulden (–) DB New York Giants
2019: 3 tackles; Played in 10 games – 9 for Carolina and 1 for NY Giants

WR – Josh Malone (83) New York Jets
2019: Played in 2 games; 0 catches

DE – Kyle Phillips (98) New York Jets
2019: The undrafted free agent rookie stood out as he played in 15 games with 4 starts; Recorded 39 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 1 PD

DE – Derek Barnett (96) Philadelphia Eagles
2019: 15 GP, all starts; 43 tackles, 11 TFLs, 6.5 sacks, 2 FF, 32 QBH&P

TE – Alex Ellis (85) Philadelphia Eagles
2019: 3 GP, 0 catches

DT – Malik Jackson (97) Philadelphia Eagles
2019: 1 GP that was a start with 1 tackle; Missed the rest of the season on IR with a Lisfranc injury

NT – Dan McCullers (93) Pittsburgh Steelers
2019: 16 GP, 0 starts, 8 tackles, 1 PD

DB – Cameron Sutton (20) Pittsburgh Steelers
2019: 16 GP, 0 starts, 16 tackles, 1 sack, 5 PD, 1 INT

DE – Jonathan Kongbo (–) San Francisco 49ers
2019: DNP in NFL; Won the Grey Cup title in the CFL for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers; Played in 12 games with 12 tackles and 1 sack in CFL

CB – Emmanuel Moseley (41) San Francisco 49ers
2019: Had a breakout year in his 2nd NFL season; 19 GPs with 11 starts, 63 tackles, 12 PD and 2 INT; Started the Super Bowl with 5 tackles and 1 PD

OLB – Jordan Williams (40) Tennessee Titans
2019: DNP; Spent the season on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury

Free Agents To Watch from University of Tennessee
S – Micah Abernathy
S – Eric Berry
QB – Tyler Bray
LB – Colton Jumper
OG – Kahlil McKenzie
TE – Luke Stocker

Notes and Numbers – Vols in the NFL (as of 3/23/20)
*32 U. of Tennessee players on expanded NFL rosters
*Philadelphia and Denver have the most active UT players with 3 each
*DL is the largest position represented with 7
*21 of the 32 teams have a UT player on active rosters

UT Players In The NFL By Position (32)
QB – 2
RB – 2
WR – 2
TE – 4
FB – 1
OL – 2
DL – 7
LB – 3
DB – 4
P – 4
PK – 0
LS – 1

Teams Without Any Players From UT On Rosters (11)
Arizona Cardinals
Cincinnati Bengals
Cleveland Browns
Dallas Cowboys
Green Bay Packers
Indianapolis Colts
Los Angeles Chargers
Miami Dolphins
Seattle Seahawks
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Washington Redskins

Recently Retired
OG – Ramon Foster – Pittsburgh Steelers

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