VFLs In NFL: Former Tennessee Receivers Shine In Week 12

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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 12.

    VFLs In The NFL — Week 12

    Chicago @ Dallas

    Jalen Reeves-Maybin — DET LB

    – Five tackles in 16-14 loss

    – 50% of defensive snaps, 33% of special teams snaps

    Buffalo @ New Orleans

    Marquez Callaway — NO WR

    – Two catches for 24 yards in 31-6 loss

    – 60% of offensive snaps

    Shy Tuttle — NO DT

    – Three tackles

    – 41% of defensive snaps, 23% of special teams snaps

    Tennessee @ New England

    Jakob Johnson — NE FB 

    – 20% of offensive snaps, 46% of special teams snaps in 36-13 win

    Morgan Cox — TEN LS

    – One tackle (first of season)

    – 21% of special teams snaps

    Pittsburgh @ Cincinatti

    Cam Sutton — PIT DB

    – Four tackles in 41-10 loss

    – Two punt returns for three yards

    – 100% of defensive snaps, 36% of special teams snaps

    Carolina @ Miami

    Justin Coleman — MIA DB

    – 36% of defensive snaps, 32% of special teams snaps in 33-10 win

    Michael Palardy — MIA P

    – Four punts for 162 yards

    Philadelphia @ New York Giants

    Derek Barnett — PHI DE

    – Five tackles, two tackles for loss in 13-7 loss

    – 63% of defensive snaps, 21% of special teams snaps

    Atlanta @ Jacksonville

    Cordarrelle Patterson — ATL RB

    – 16 carries for 108 yards and two touchdowns in 21-14 win

    – Two catches for 27 yards

    – 48% of offensive snaps, 1% of defensive snaps

    Los Angeles Charges @ Denver

    Josh Palmer — LAC WR

    – Two catches for 25 yards in 36-28 loss

    – 42% of offensive snaps, 40% of defensive snaps

    Minnesota @ San Fransisco 

    Jauan Jennings — SF WR

    – Two catches for 24 yards and a touchdown in 34-26 win

    – 37% of offensive snaps, 11% of special teams snaps

    Cleveland @ Baltimore

    Malik Jackson — CLE DT

    – Two tackles in 16-10 loss

    – 52% of defensive snaps, 11% of special teams snaps

    Seattle @ Washington

    Darrell Taylor — SEA OLB

    – Four tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss in 17-15 loss

    – 42% of defensive snaps, 17% of special teams snaps


    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.