VFLs In NFL: Palmer Snags First Career Touchdown

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    Wide Receiver Josh Palmer (5) of the Los Angeles Chargers. Photo via LA Chargers (@chargers) on Twitter.

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

    * Trey Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs play on Monday Night Football against the New York Giants.

    VFLs In The NFL — Week Eight

    Tennessee @ Indianapolis 

    Morgan Cox — TEN LS

    • 32% of special teams snaps in 34-31 win

    Carolina @ Atlanta

    Cordarrelle Patterson — ATL RB

    • Nine carries for 35 yards in 19-13 loss
    • Five catches for 37 yards and a touchdown
    • 60% of offensive snaps, 19% of special teams snaps

    Miami @ Buffalo

    Justin Coleman — MIA DB

    • Three tackles in 26-11 loss
    • 27% of defensive snaps, 33% of special teams snaps

    Michael Palardy — MIA P

    • Five punts for 259 yards

    San Francisco @ Chicago

    Jauan Jennings — SF WR

    • Two targets and no catches in 33-22 win
    • 12% of offensive snaps

    Emmanuel Mosely — SF DB

    • Four tackles
    • 100% of defensive snaps

    Pittsburgh @ Cleveland

    Cam Sutton — PIT DB

    • Three tackles and one tackle for loss in 15-10 win.
    • 92% of defensive snaps, 16% of special teams snaps

    Malik Jackson — CLE DT

    • One tackle and one quarterback hit
    • 68% of defensive snaps, 5% of special teams snaps

    John Kelly — CLE RB

    • 37% of special teams snaps

    Philadelphia @ Detroit

    Jalen Reeves-Maybin — DET LB

    • Four tackles in 46-6 loss
    • 40% of defensive snaps, 20% of special teams snaps

    Derek Barnett — PHI DE

    • One tackle, one sack and two quarterback hits
    • 53% of defensive snaps, 8% of special teams snaps

    New England @ Los Angeles Chargers

    Jakob Johnson — NE FB

    • One catch for two yards in 27-24 win
    • 29% of offensive snaps, 43% of special teams snaps

    Josh Palmer — LAC WR

    • One catch for 24 yards and his first career touchdown
    • 13% of offensive snaps, 23% of special teams snaps

    Tampa Bay @ New Orleans

    Alvin Kamara — NO RB

    • 19 carries for 61 yards and a touchdown in 36-27 win
    • Three catches for 15 yards
    • 67% of offensive snaps

    Marquez Callaway — NO WR

    • Three catches for 30 yards
    • 78% of offensive snaps

    Shy Tuttle — NO DT

    • Two tackles and one pass breakup
    • 44% of defensive snaps
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