VFLs In NFL: Patterson Leads The Way For Former Vols

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    The NFL season is in full swing as week four is nearly in the books. Let’s see how active Vols performed at the highest level of football in week four.

    * Josh Palmer and the Los Angeles Chargers play on Monday Night Football against the Raiders.


    VFLs In The NFL — Week Four

    Tennessee @ New York Jets

    Morgan Cox — TEN LS

    • 29% of special teams snaps in 27-24 loss

    Washington @ Atlanta

    Cordarrelle Patterson — ATL RB

    • Six rushes for 34 yards in 34-30 loss
    • Five catches, 82 yards and three touchdowns.
    • 30% of offensive snaps and 33% of special teams snaps

    Detroit @ Chicago

    Jalen Reeves-Maybin — DET LB/ST

    • Two tackles and one pass break up in 24-14 loss
    • 66% of defensive snaps, 14% of special teams snaps

    Indianapolis @ Miami

    Justin Coleman — MIA DB

    • Three tackles and one tackle for a loss in 27-17 loss
    • 52% of defensive snaps, 36% of special teams snaps

    Michael Palardy — MIA P

    • Five punts for 239 yards.

    Cleveland @ Minnesota

    Malik Jackson — CLE DT

    • Two tackles, one quarterback hit and two pass break ups in 14-7 win
    • 76% of defensive snaps

    New York Giants @ New Orleans

    Marquez Callaway — NO WR

    • Two catches for 74 yards in 27-21 loss
    • 82% of offensive snaps

    Alvin Kamara — NO RB

    • 26 rushes for 120 yards
    • 89% of offensive snaps

    Shy Tuttle — NO DT

    • Two tackles and one forced fumble
    • 38% of defensive snaps

    Kansas City @ Philadelphia

    Trey Smith — KC OG

    • 100% of offensive snaps, 22% of special teams snaps in 42-30 win

    Derek Barnett — PHI DE

    • Four tackles and one quarterback hit
    • 57% of defensive snaps, 22% of special teams snaps

    Seattle @ San Francisco

    Darrell Taylor — SEA OLB

    • Two tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hit in 28-21 win
    • 43% of defensive snaps, 52% of special teams snaps

    Jauan Jennings — SF WR

    • One catch for 14 yards
    • 11% of offensive snaps

    Emmanuel Mosely — SF CB

    • Three tackles, one tackle for loss and two pass break ups
    • 100% of defensive snaps, 3% of special teams stats

    Baltimore @ Denver

    Alexander Johnson — DEN LB

    • Seven tackles in 23-7 loss
    • 100% of defensive snaps, 17% of special teams snaps

    Pittsburgh @ Green Bay

    Cam Sutton — PIT DB

    • One tackle in 27-17 loss
    • 89% of defensive snaps, 36% of special teams snaps

    Tampa Bay @ New England

    Jakob Johnson — NE FB

    • 27% of offensive snaps, 48% of special teams snaps in 19-17 loss
    Ryan Schumpert is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. Ryan spent three years with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program before joining RTI. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.