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Former Tennessee Receiver On The Move In The NFL

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New Orleans Saints WR Marquez Callaway. Photo via New Orleans Saints (@Saints) on Twitter.

Former Tennessee receiver Marquez Callaway is back wearing orange. The Denver Broncos signed the former Vols’ star to a one-year contract Friday night.

Callaway signing with Denver reunites him with former New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton who is taking over for the Broncos after a year away from football.

The Warner Robbins, Georgia native went undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft but the Saints signed him to an undrafted free agent deal. Callaway made the roster as a rookie and immediately made an impact. In his three years in New Orleans, Callaway’s caught 83 passes for 1,069 yards and seven touchdowns.

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Callaway’s best professional season came in 2021 β€” Payton’s last in New Orleans. The 6-foot-2 receiver caught 46 passes for 698 yards and six touchdowns.

Despite playing with underwhelming quarterback play, Callaway impressed in his four-year Tennessee career. Callaway totaled over 400 yards in each of his final three seasons in Knoxville including a 635 yard, six touchdown senior season.

Callaway is one of three Tennessee receivers during the Jeremy Pruitt tenure that have sustained a role in the NFL. Jauan Jennings is a key member of the San Fransisco 49ers and Josh Palmer is a key member of the Los Angeles Chargers.

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