After going undrafted in the 2022 NFL Draft, a former Tennessee defensive back has officially signed a contract with the Tennessee Titans on Monday. According to a post on Instagram, VFL Kenneth George Jr. is officially signing an unstaffed free agent contract with the Titans.
The details of George’s contract with Tennessee have yet to be released as of this publication.
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George has been in Nashville this weekend after participating in the Titans’ tryout workouts that began on Friday. One of the most exciting aspects about George playing with the Titans is that he is lining up right next to his former Volunteer teammate Theo Jackson.
“My guy K.G. [Kenneth George] was at corner, he was just trying to get everyone in high spirits,” Jackson, a sixth-round draft pick by Tennessee, said while laughing and detailing a play from the weekend that involved both him and George. “And then coach Vrabel was like, ‘Cheerleader from Rocky Top!’ So I was like, ‘Okay, cool.’ And then I picked off the quarterback [Malik Willis] the next play and he kind of didn’t talk after that. So that was kind of funny.”
Kenneth George was a four-year player for Tennessee but a six-year collegiate player overall. The Lafayette, Louisana native began his career at Trinity Valley Community College in 2016 and played there for two seasons before transferring to Tennessee.
After an injury severely cut short George’s first year with the Vols in 2018, the 5-foot-11 defensive back bounced back in a big way. George found 21 game appearances during the 2019 and 2020 seasons with 44 tackles, 10 passes defended, and one interception over the two-year span in Jeremy Pruitt’s Tennessee defense.
George did not see significant action during the 2021 season despite playing in eight games over the course of the season, ending the year with just five tackles. In total, over the course of his four-year career in Knoxville, George finished with 52 total tackles, one tackle for loss, one interception, and ten passes defended.
Kenneth George Jr. wasn’t the only former Volunteer to try out for the Titans over the weekend. In addition, former Tennessee quarterback Quinten Dormady was also reportedly working out for Tennessee. Dormady committed to Tennessee in 2015 and spent his first three years in Knoxville before transferring out to Houston. Following one year with Houston, Dormady would close his collegiate career by starting a full season for Central Michigan in 2019.