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Tennessee Titans Come to Terms With Two Undrafted Free Agent Vols

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Tennessee RB Jabari Small. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics.

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with 16 undrafted free agents including a pair of former Tennessee Volunteers, according to Titans senior writer Jim Wyatt on Friday morning.

The two U.T. players that have agreed to terms as undrafted free agents are Memphis native Jabari Small and former Tennessee and Vanderbilt defensive back Gabe Jeudy-Lally. Small and Jeudy-Lally are the only two SEC players among the sixteen.

The agreement with Small and Jeudy-Lally also comes on the same day the Titans open up rookie minicamp, which will run through the end of the weekend on May 13. The Titans’ rookie football development program then begins on May 13, leading into OTAs across 10 days between May 20 and June 13. Both Small and Jeudy-Lally are participants in the rookie camp this weekend in Nashville.

Small, a native of Memphis, TN, spent four years at Tennessee with production in each year. Small played as a reserve running back during all 10 games of his freshman year during the COVID-shortened season in 2020, which was then built on when head coach Josh Heupel and his staff arrived before the 2021 season.

From a statistics standpoint, Small’s best season came in 2021 as he totaled a career-high 796 yards with nine touchdowns and a career-high average of 5.6 yards per attempt. While the numbers took a hit due to injuries and the emergence of Jaylen Wright and the multi-running back system that Heupel ran, Small was still a vital piece for Tennessee’s run game and totaled 17 touchdowns during his final two seasons.

“Was the Vols’ leading rusher in 2021 and ranked second on the team in rushing in 2022 and 2023,” Wyatt wrote about Small for the Tennessee Titans’ team website. “Played in 45 games with 24 starts during his career … Racked up 2,122 career rushing yards on 419 attempts with 24 rushing touchdowns, which ranks 12th all-time in UT annals … Also caught 32 passes for 247 yards and two receiving touchdowns … Owned 2,369 career all-purpose yards.”

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A native of Austin, TX, defensive back Gabe Jeudy-Lally transferred to Tennessee for his final season in 2023 after spending the first three years of his career at Vanderbilt and his fourth season at BYU. Jeudy-Lally wanted another chance at making an impression in the SEC before his collegiate time was up, and did so by being Tennessee’s fifth-leading tackler overall, the leading tackler in the Citrus Bowl against Iowa, and by starting 11 games throughout the season.

During his lone season on Rocky Top, Jeudy-Lally racked up 41 total tackles, 29 solo tackles, four tackles for loss, one sack, six pass deflections, one forced fumble, and one interception for 36 yards.

“Recorded 152 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, one sack, 16 pass breakups, three interceptions and one forced fumble in his career,” Wyatt wrote about Jeudy-Lally’s collegiate career. “Played in 49 games (13 at UT) and made 34 starts (11 at UT) … Played one season at BYU (2022) and spent three seasons at Vanderbilt (2019-21) before transferring to Tennessee.”

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