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VFLs in Week 2: Josh Dobbs Shines, Jalin Hyatt Emerges

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Week 2 of the NFL season has officially concluded.

Thirty former Vols are on rosters this NFL season, representing 20 different teams. Nineteen saw action in Week 2.

See how each VFL fared in this past weekend’s action below.

S Micah Abernathy – Atlanta Falcons

On the practice squad.

DE Derek Barnett – Philadelphia Eagles

Did not record a stat in Philadelphia’s 34-28 win over Minnesota, but he did play 24 percent of defensive snaps and 14 percent of special teams snaps.

DT Matthew Butler – Las Vegas Raiders

On the practice squad.

WR Marquez Callaway – Las Vegas Raiders

On the practice squad.

LS Morgan Cox – Tennessee Titans

Snapped for two field goals, five punts, and three extra-point attempts. Both field goals and all extra-point attempts were successful in the Titans’ 27-24 win over the Chargers.

QB Joshua Dobbs – Arizona Cardinals

Dobbs bounced back in his second start of the season. The Cardinals still lost via the Giants comeback, but Dobbs played well overall and tremendously in the first half.

Dobbs completed 21 of 31 passes for 228 yards and one touchdown. He had a passer rating of 99.9 and a QBR of 74.9. The VFL also rushed for an incredible, highlight reel-worthy 23-yard touchdown, the first rushing score of his NFL career. His rushing line ended with three attempts for 41 yards.

TE/FB Princeton Fant – Dallas Cowboys

On the practice squad.

QB Hendon Hooker – Detroit Lions

Inactive as he remains on the NFI list still rehabbing his ACL injury.

WR Jalin Hyatt – New York Giants

Hyatt caught his first ever NFL pass in New York’s 31-28 win over Arizona and led the team in receiving in the process. The VFL finished with two catches for 89 yards and played a big part in the Giants’ ability to mount the comeback.

Both of his big catches can be seen below.

S Theo Jackson – Minnesota Vikings

Jackson had a career day in primetime against the Eagles. The VFL totaled four tackles, one pass deflection and his first career interception.

WR Jauan Jennings – San Francisco 49ers

Jennings caught his first pair of passes this season in the 49ers’ 30-23 win over the Rams. Jennings finished with two catches for 51 yards and played 47 percent of the offensive snaps and 7 percent of special teams snaps.

One of Jennings’ catches was pretty impressive and made the rounds on social media.

LB Alexander Johnson – Miami Dolphins

On the practice squad.

FB Jakob Johnson – Las Vegas Raiders

Played 20 percent of offensive snaps and 45 percent of special teams snaps in the Raiders’ 38-10 loss to Buffalo.

WR/PR Velus Jones Jr. – Chicago Bears

Jones made his season debut in Chicago’s 27-17 loss to Buccaneers. The VFL caught one pass for negative three yards and played 8 percent of offensive snaps. He played 63 percent of special teams snaps.

RB Alvin Kamara – New Orleans Saints

Kamara will not play the first three games of the season as he serves a three-game suspension.

More From RTI: How Tennessee’s Opponents Fared in Week 3

OL Cade Mays – Carolina Panthers

Got significantly more playing time in Week 2 compared to Week 1, as he was still dealing with a lingering injury in the season opener.

Mays played 57 percent of offensive snaps at right guard and 11 percent of special teams snaps. He did commit one false start penalty ahead of a 4th & 1 try.

CB Emmanuel Moseley – Detroit Lions

Was inactive in the Lions’ overtime loss to Seattle as he continues to work his way back from a torn ACL last season.

WR Joshua Palmer – Los Angeles Chargers

Caught three of five targets for 13 yards and played 54 percent of offensive snaps. Also had an almost touchdown that would have been an incredible catch.

RB Cordarrelle Patterson – Atlanta Falcons

Did not play in Atlanta’s 25-24 win over the Falcons as he continues to deal with a thigh injury. Head coach Arthur Smith expressed optimism that he would be back in Week 3 against the Lions.

DE Kyle Phillips – New Orleans Saints

On the practice squad.

LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin – Detroit Lions

Recorded two total tackles in the Lions’ close loss to Seattle. Reeves-Maybin, the Lions special teams captain, played 79 percent of special teams snaps.

OG Trey Smith – Kansas City Chiefs

Played 100 percent of offensive snaps at starting right guard and 14 percent of special teams snaps in the Chiefs’ 17-9 win over the Jaguars.

CB Cameron Sutton – Detroit Lions

Tallied six solo tackles in the Lions’ loss to the Seahawks. Sutton played 100 percent of defensive snaps and four percent of special teams snaps.

CB Alontae Taylor – New Orleans Saints

Had a great game as a starting cornerback in the Saints’ win over the Panthers. Taylor recorded five tackles, two tackles for loss, and a pass deflection. Also had an almost interception had he gotten full control before going out of bounds.

Taylor played 98 percent of defensive snaps, a career high, and 22 percent of special teams snaps.

DE Darrell Taylor – Seattle Seahawks

Taylor logged three solo tackles and one tackle for loss. Taylor played 70 percent of defensive snaps and 18 percent of special teams snaps.

WR Cedric Tillman – Cleveland Browns

Saw time in the Browns’ 26-22 loss to the Steelers but is still yet to get a target this season.

DL Shy Tuttle – Carolina Panthers

Tuttle recorded two total tackles and one pass deflection in the Panthers’ loss to his former team, the Saints. The VFL defensive lineman played 57 percent of defensive snaps and 19 percent of special teams snaps

OT Darnell Wright – Chicago Bears

Played every offensive snap as the starting right tackle in Chicago’s loss to Tampa Bay. Also played 11 percent of special teams snaps.

DT Kendal Vickers – Buffalo Bills

On the practice squad.

DE Byron Young – Los Angeles Rams

Continues to play really well as a starter on the Rams defense. Young tallied five total tackles, two QB hits, and his first solo sack of his NFL career.

Young played 91 percent of defensive snaps and 25 percent of special teams snaps.

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