VFLs In NFL: Saints Go Marching

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

    VFLs In The NFL — Week Five

    Los Angeles Rams @ Seattle

    Darrell Taylor — SEA OLB

    • One tackle, one sack and two quarterback hits in 26-17 loss
    • 33% of defensive snaps, 36% of special teams snaps

    Tennessee @ Jacksonville

    Morgan Cox — TEN LS

    • 38% of special teams snaps in 37-19 win

    New York Jets @ Atlanta (In London)

    Cordarrelle Patterson — ATL RB

    • 14 carries for 54 yards in 27-20 win
    • Seven catches for 60 yards
    • 59% of offensive plays, 21% of special teams snaps

    Detroit @ Minnesota

    Jalen Reeves-Maybin — DET LB

    • Five tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 19-17 loss.
    • 61% of defensive snaps, 15% of special teams snaps

    Denver @ Pittsburgh

    Alexander Johnson — DEN LB

    • Eight tackles, one pass break up and one fumble recovery in 27-19 loss
    • 100% of defensive snaps, 23% of special teams snaps

    Miami @ Tampa Bay

    Justin Coleman — MIA DB

    • One tackle in 45-17 loss
    • 16% of defensive snaps, 32% of special teams snaps

    Michael Palardy — MIA Punter

    • Four punts for 154 yards

    New Orleans @ Washington

    Marquez Callaway — NO WR

    • Four catches for 85 yards and two touchdowns in 33-22 win
    • 82% of offensive snaps

    Alvin Kamara — NO RB

    • 16 carries, 71 yards and touchdown 
    • Five catches for 51 yards and a touchdown
    • 88% of offensive snaps, 10% of special teams snaps

    Shy Tuttle — NO DT

    • Three tackles, one tackle for loss
    • 54% of defensive snaps

    Philadelphia @ Carolina

    Derek Barnett — PHI DE

    • Three tackles and two quarterback hits in 21-18 win
    • 70% of defensive snaps and 23% of special teams snaps

    New England @ Houston

    Jakob Johnson — NE FB

    • 25% of offensive snaps, 44% of special teams snaps in 25-22 win

    Cleveland @ Los Angeles Chargers

    Malik Jackson — CLE DT

    • One tackle and one quarterback hit in 47-42 loss
    • 72% of defensive snaps

    Josh Palmer — LAC WR

    • Two catches for 12 yards
    • 21% of offensive snaps, 6% of defensive snaps

    San Francisco @ Arizona

    Emmanuel Mosely — SF DB

    • Five tackles and one pass break up in 17-10 loss
    • 100% of defensive snaps, 5% of special teams snaps

    Jauan Jennings — SF WR

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

    Buffalo @ Kansas City

    Trey Smith — KC OG

    • 100% of offensive snaps, 14% of special teams 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.