35 U. of Tennessee players in NFL as training camps approach, all 32 team camp dates

Running back John Kelly (42) of the Los Angeles Rams works out on the eighteenth day of offseason voluntary training, Phase 2, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, CA. (Will Navarro/Rams)

By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports

Here’s an updated list of University of Tennessee players in the National Football League a few weeks before the start of training camps preparing for the 2019 season.

Teams are in their final break before training camps open in mid-to-late July. I’ve included the dates and locations for rookies and veterans starting camps for all 32 NFL teams below. NFL rosters are expanded right now and can be kept at up to 90 players until final preseason cuts August 31, 2019.

I’ve included some notes, jersey numbers, unofficial depth chart positions and more. You will also see the list of players with local ties to the Knoxville area or were once at the UT but transferred elsewhere to finish their college careers.

I’ll update this list throughout the year here on my blog “Vince’s View.” Bookmark my blog page and check back often.


News – Most Recent Tennessee Vols/Local Non-UT Players in the NFL
-P Matt Darr signed with the NY Jets
-Carson-Newman WR Dorren Miller was released by the Eagles


Numbers – Vols in the NFL
-Currently 35 U. of Tennessee players on NFL teams
-3 VFL rookies are in the NFL right now (none are draft picks)
-Pittsburgh has the most UT players with 4
-DL, DB & P are the largest positions of VFLs in the league right now with 5
-21 of the 32 teams have a UT player
-There are 10 players that are either one-time Vols or are Knoxville area players that did not attend UT
-5 of the 10 Local/Non-UT players in the league are rookies


Tennessee Volunteers On NFL Teams as of 6/28/19 (35) x = rookie
Atlanta Falcons
Luke Stocker (80) TE (2nd team TE)
Training Camp: Atlanta Falcons Training Facility in Flowery Branch, GA
Rookies: 7/18 – Veterans: 7/21

Baltimore Ravens
Morgan Cox (46) LS (starting LS)
Training Camp: Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, MD
Rookies: 7/17 – Veterans: 7/24

Buffalo Bills
Jason Croom (80) TE (5th team TE)
Training Camp: St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY
Rookies: 7/22 – Veterans: 7/24

Carolina Panthers
Michael Palardy (5) P (starting P/H)
Rashaan Gaulden (28) DB (starting FS)
Ethan Wolf (86) TE (4th team TE)
Training Camp: Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC
Rookies: 7/24 – Veterans: 7/24

Chicago Bears
Tyler Bray (9) QB (3rd team QB)
Cordarrelle Patterson (84) WR/KR (2nd team WR & starting KR)
Training Camp: Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL
Rookies: 7/22 – Veterans: 7/25

Cincinnati Bengals
Josh Malone (80) WR (3rd team WR)
Training Camp: Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH (1st practice in Dayton, OH)
Rookies: 7/24 – Veterans: 7/26

Cleveland Browns
Britton Colquitt (4) P (starting P/H)
Training Camp: Cleveland Browns Training Complex in Berea, OH
Rookies: 7/24 – Veterans: 7/24

Dallas Cowboys
Jason Witten (82) TE (starting TE)
Training Camp: Marriott Residence Inn in Oxnard, CA
Rookies: 7/26 – Veterans: 7/26

Denver Broncos
Alexander “AJ” Johnson (45) LB (3rd team ILB)
Ja’Wuan James (70) OT (starting RT)
Training Camp: UCHealth Training Center in Englewood, CO
Rookies: 7/17 – Veterans: 7/17

Detroit Lions
Jalen Reeves-Maybin (44) LB (2nd team OLB)
Justin Coleman (27) DB (starting NCB)
Training Camp: Detroit Lions Training Facility in Allen Park, MI
Rookies: 7/18 – Veterans: 7/24

Houston Texans
Zach Fulton (73) OL (starting RG)
Trevor Daniel (8) P (starting P/H)
Training Camp: Houston Methodist Training Center in Houston, TX
Rookies: 7/21 – Veterans: 7/24

Kansas City Chiefs
Dustin Colquitt (2) P (starting P/H)
Kahlil McKenzie (66) OG (2nd team LG)
Training Camp: Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO
Rookies: 7/23 – Veterans: 7/26

Los Angeles Rams
John Kelly (42) RB (5th team RB)
Training Camp: University of California, Irvine in Irvine, CA
Rookies: 7/24 – Veterans: 7/26

Minnesota Vikings
Micah Abernathy (46) DB (3rd team FS)-x
Training Camp: TCO Performance Center in Eagan, MN
Rookies: 7/22 – Veterans: 7/25

New England Patriots
Jacob Johnson (47) FB/TE (3rd team TE)
Training Camp: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA
Rookies: 7/21 – Veterans: 7/24

New Orleans Saints
Alvin Kamara (41) RB (starting RB/starting PR)
Shy Tuttle (74) DT (4th team DE)-x
Colton Jumper (51) LB (4th team WLB)
Training Camp: New Orleans Saints Training Facility in Metairie, LA
Rookies: 7/18 – Veterans: 7/25

New York Jets
Kyle Phillips (98) DE (3rd team DE)-x
Matt Darr (3) P (2nd team P)
Training Camp: Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, NJ
Rookies: 7/19 – Veterans: 7/24

Philadelphia Eagles
Derek Barnett (96) DE (starting DE)
Malik Jackson (97) DT (starting DT)
Training Camp: NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia, PA
Rookies: 7/24 – Veterans: 7/24

Pittsburgh Steelers
Ramon Foster (73) OG (starting LG)
Daniel McCullers (93) NT (2nd team NT)
Cameron Sutton (20) DB (3rd team CB/2nd team FS)
Joshua Dobbs (5) QB (2nd team QB)
Training Camp: Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA
Rookies: 7/24 – Veterans: 7/25

San Francisco 49ers
Emmanuel Moseley (41) CB (4th team CB)
Training Camp: SAP Performance Facility in Santa Clara, CA
Rookies: 7/26 – Veterans: 7/26

Tennessee Titans
LaTroy Lewis (45) LB (2nd team OLB)
Training Camp: Saint Thomas Sports Park in Nashville, TN
Rookies: 7/22 – Veterans: 7/25


Recent Free Agents From Late Last Season That Played at U. of Tennessee
Eric Berry S
Justin Hunter WR
Jordan Williams DL
James Stone OL
Justin Martin DB
Quart’e Sapp LB
Alexis Johnson Jr. NT
Kendal Vickers DE
Alex Ellis TE
Keller Chryst QB


Teams Without Any Players On Current Expanded Rosters From UT (11)
Arizona Cardinals
Training Camp: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
Rookies: 7/17 – Veterans: 7/24

Green Bay Packers
Training Camp: St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI
Rookies: 7/22 – Veterans: 7/24

Indianapolis Colts
Training Camp: Grand Park in Westfield, IN
Rookies: 7/21 – Veterans: 7/24

Jacksonville Jaguars
Training Camp: TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL
Rookies: 7/22 – Veterans: 7/24

Los Angeles Chargers
Training Camp: Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa, CA
Rookies: 7/24 – Veterans: 7/24

Miami Dolphins
Training Camp: Baptist Health Training Facility in Davie, FL
Rookies: 7/21 – Veterans: 7/24

New York Giants
Training Camp: Quest Diagnostics Training Facility in East Rutherford, NJ
Rookies: 7/22 – Veterans: 7/24

Oakland Raiders
Training Camp: Napa Valley Marriott in Napa, CA
Rookies: 7/23 – Veterans: 7/26

Seattle Seahawks
Training Camp: Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, WA
Rookies: 7/17 – Veterans: 7/24

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Training Camp: AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa, FL
Rookies: 7/21 – Veterans: 7/25

Washington Redskins
Training Camp: Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, VA
Rookies: 7/24 – Veterans: 7/24

*Note via NFL Communications: The first official practice of training camp for each club at the site designated above is generally held the day after the veteran reporting date


UT Players In The NFL By Position (35)
QB – 2
RB – 2
WR – 2
TE – 4
FB – 1
OL – 4
DL – 5
LB – 4
DB – 5
P – 5
PK – 0
LS – 1


Knoxville Area Players/Finished College Elsewhere After UT (10) x = rookie
Buffalo Bills
Lee Smith TE (85) *Powell HS/Tennessee/Marshall (3rd team TE)

Dallas Cowboys
Randall Cobb (18) WR *Alcoa HS/Kentucky (2nd team WR)
Chris Jones (6) P *Carson-Newman (starting P/H)

Los Angeles Chargers
Daniel Helm (41) TE *Tennessee/Duke (5th team TE)-x

Miami Dolphins
Preston Williams (82) WR *Tennessee/Colorado State (3rd team WR)-x
Dewayne Hendrix (73) DE *Tennessee/Pittsburgh (3rd team DE)-x

Minnesota Vikings
Harrison Smith (22) S *Catholic HS/Notre Dame (starting FS)

Oakland Raiders
Nathan Peterman (2) QB *Tennessee/Pittsburgh (3rd team QB)

San Francisco 49ers
Jalen Hurd (17) WR *Tennessee/Baylor (2nd team WR)-x

Tennessee Titans
D’Andre Payne (28) CB *Tennessee/Iowa State (5th team CB)-x


Free Agents Among Local Players/One-Time Vols
Venzell Boulware OL-x
Dorren Miller WR


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