Updated List of 24 Vols in NFL and every move; Phillips and Tuttle make it as UDFA

fAn image from the Sept. 23, 2018 regular season home game against the New York Giants. The Texans lost 22-27.

By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports

NFL rosters have been cut from 90 to 53.

Rosters sizes of 53 are far too small, but that’s a story for another day.

Here’s an updated list of University of Tennessee players in the National Football League and all the moves over cutdown weekend. I’ve also included some notes, jersey numbers, unofficial depth chart positions, breakdowns by position and much more.

You will also see all of the players that are inactive in the league, either on injured reserve or on practice squads. Plus, you’ll find the list of players that were at UT at one time before transferring and others that have local ties to the Knoxville area that did not attend the University of Tennessee.

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

Most Recent Moves – U. of Tennessee/One-Time Vols/Local Players in the NFL
DB Micah Abernathy – Colts
TE Ethan Wolf – Jaguars
OG Kahlil McKenzie – Chiefs
RB John Kelly – Rams
FB Jakob Johnson – Patriots
P Matt Darr – Jets
TE Alex Ellis – Eagles
LB LaTroy Lewis – Titans
LB Quart’e Sapp – Titans
QB Tyler Bray – Bears
P Britton Colquitt – Browns
WR Josh Malone – Bengals
LB Davis Tull – Jaguars (Chattanooga)
DE Dewayne Hendrix – Dolphins (Pitt)
TE Daniel Helm – 49ers (Duke)
DB D’Andre Payne – Titans (Iowa St)

Placed On Reserve/Injured List
LB Colton Jumper – Saints
QB Matt Simms – Falcons
TE Jason Croom – Bills

Signed To 53-Player Roster
P Britton Colquitt – Vikings

Signed To Practice Squad
QB Tyler Bray – Bears
RB John Kelly – Rams
TE Alex Ellis – Eagles
FB Jakob Johnson – Patriots
DE Dewayne Hendrix – Dolphins (Pitt)
TE Daniel Helm – 49ers (Duke)

Numbers – Vols in the NFL
-24 U. of Tennessee players are on NFL active rosters
-8 UT players are in the league, but inactive (4 on IR & 4 on practice squads)
-2 VFL rookies are in the NFL, both made teams as undrafted free agents
-Pittsburgh has the most active UT players with 4
-DL is the largest position of VFLs in the league right now with 5 active
-15 of the 32 teams have a UT player on active rosters
-There are 4 players on active rosters that were once at U. of Tennessee but then transferred
-There are 3 players on active rosters that didn’t attend UT, but have Knoxville/East TN ties

Tennessee Volunteers On Active NFL Rosters as of 9/2/19 (24) x = rookie
Atlanta Falcons
Luke Stocker (80) TE (2nd team TE)

Baltimore Ravens
Morgan Cox (46) LS (starting LS)

Carolina Panthers
Michael Palardy (5) P (starting P/H)
Rashaan Gaulden (28) DB (2nd team SS)

Chicago Bears
Cordarrelle Patterson (84) WR/KR (2nd team WR & starting KR)

Dallas Cowboys
Jason Witten (82) TE (starting TE)

Denver Broncos
Alexander “AJ” Johnson (45) LB (2nd team ILB)
Ja’Wuan James (70) OT (starting RT)

Detroit Lions
Jalen Reeves-Maybin (44) LB (2nd team OLB)
Justin Coleman (27) DB (starting CB)

Houston Texans
Zach Fulton (73) OL (2nd team RG)
Trevor Daniel (8) P (starting P/H)

Kansas City Chiefs
Dustin Colquitt (2) P (starting P/H)

Minnesota Vikings
Britton Colquitt (4) P (starting P/H)

New Orleans Saints
Alvin Kamara (41) RB (starting RB/2nd team KR)
Shy Tuttle (74) DT (4th team DT)

New York Jets
Kyle Phillips (98) DE (3rd team DE)-x

Philadelphia Eagles
Derek Barnett (96) DE (starting DE)
Malik Jackson (97) DT (starting DT)

Pittsburgh Steelers
Ramon Foster (73) OG (starting LG)
Daniel McCullers (93) NT (2nd team NT)
Cameron Sutton (20) DB (2nd team NCB)
Joshua Dobbs (5) QB (2nd team QB)

San Francisco 49ers
Emmanuel Moseley (41) CB (3rd team NCB)

One-Time Vols That Transferred On Active Rosters (4) x = rookie
Buffalo Bills
Lee Smith TE (85) *Powell HS/Tennessee/Marshall (2nd team TE)

Miami Dolphins
Preston Williams (82) WR *Tennessee/Colorado St (3rd team WR)-x

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

San Francisco 49ers
Jalen Hurd (17) WR *Tennessee/Baylor (3rd team WR)-x

Knoxville Area Players That Didn’t Play At U. of Tennessee On Active Rosters (3) x = rookie
Dallas Cowboys

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

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

Inactive Players From UT, One-Time Vols & Local Players In The NFL 
Injured Reserve
LB Colton Jumper – New Orleans Saints
QB Matt Simms – Atlanta Falcons
TE Jason Croom – Buffalo Bills
LB Jordan Williams – Tennessee Titans

Practice Squads
RB John Kelly – Los Angeles Rams
QB Tyler Bray – Chicago Bears
FB Jakob Johnson – New England Patriots
TE Alex Ellis – Philadelphia Eagles
TE Daniel Helm – San Francisco 49ers (Duke)
DE Dewayne Hendrix – Miami Dolphins (Pitt)

Teams Without Any Players From UT On Active 53-Player Rosters (17)
Arizona Cardinals
Buffalo Bills
Cincinnati Bengals
Cleveland Browns
Green Bay Packers
Indianapolis Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Rams
Miami Dolphins
New England Patriots
New York Giants
Oakland Raiders
Seattle Seahawks
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tennessee Titans
Washington Redskins

UT Players In The NFL By Position (24)
QB – 1
RB – 1
WR – 1
TE – 2
FB – 0
OL – 3
DL – 5
LB – 2
DB – 4
P – 4
PK – 0
LS – 1

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