VFLs In The NFL: Pair Of Vols Find the Endzone In Week Two

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    (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

    The NFL season is in full swing as week two is in the books. Let’s see how active Tennessee players performed in the highest level of football in week two.

    The second week of the season saw a pair of Vols find the end zone for the first time in the 2021 season while a beloved former Vol scored his first career touchdown.

    VFL’s in the NFL — Week Two

    New Orleans @ Carolina

    Marquez Callaway — NO WR

    • Receiving: 2 catches for 8 yards in the Saints 26-7 loss
    • 73% of offensive snaps

    Shy Tuttle — NO DT

    • 2 total tackles
    • 51% of defensive snaps, 24% of special teams stats

    Alvin Kamara — NO RB 

    • Rushing: 8 carries for 5 yards
    • Receiving: 4 catches for 25 yards
    • 84% of offensive snaps

    Tennessee @ Seattle

    Darrell Taylor — SEA LB

    • One total tackle in the Seahawks 33-30 loss
    • 26% of defensive snaps, 56% of special teams stats

    Morgan Cox — TEN LS

    • 26% of special teams stats

    Atlanta @ Tampa Bay

    Cordarrelle Patterson — ATL RB

    • Rushing: 7 carries for 11 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta’s 48-21 loss
    • Receiving: 5 receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown
    • 33% of offensive snaps, 37% of special teams snaps

    Oakland @ Pittsburgh

    Cam Sutton — PIT DB

    • 3 total tackles in Pittsburgh’s 26-17 loss
    • 100% of defensive snaps, 36% of special teams snaps

    San Francisco @ Philadelphia

    Jauan Jennings — SF WR

    • Receiving: 2 catches for 17 yards and his first career touchdown in the 49ers 17-11 win.
    • 9% of offensive snaps, 14% of special teams snaps

    Derek Barnett — PHI DE

    • 3 total tackles.
    • 64% of defensive snaps, 19% of special teams snaps

    Buffalo @ Miami

    Michael Palardi — MIA Punter

    • 5 punts, 222 yards in 35-0 loss

    Justin Coleman — MIA DB

    • 3 total tackles
    • 75% of defensive snaps, 36% of special teams snaps

    Denver @ Jacksonville

    Alexander Johnson — DEN LB

    • 4 total tackles in 23-13 win
    • 95% of defensive snaps, 16% of special teams stats

    Houston @ Cleveland

    Malik Jackson — CLE DT

    • 4 total tackles in 31-21 win
    • 75% of defensive snaps, 16% of special teams snaps

    Patriots @ New York Jets

    Jakob Johnson — NE FB

    • 26% of offensive snaps, 28% of special teams snaps in a 25-6 win.

    Kansas City @ Baltimore

    Trey Smith — KC OG

    • 100% of offensive snaps, 18% of special teams snaps in 36-35 loss

    Detroit @ Green Bay

    Jalen Reeves-Maybin — DET LB

    • 2 tackles in 35-17 loss
    • 5% of defensive snaps, 65% of special teams snaps

    Dallas @ Los Angeles Chargers

    Josh Palmer — LAC WR

    • 2 catches for 21 yards in 20-17 loss
    • 25% of offensive snaps
    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.