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Former Vols in the NFL: Injuries have become an issue for several former Tennessee players

University of Tennessee – In Tampa Bay, Trey Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs had a masterful offensive performance, gaining 417 yards of total offense and downing the Buccaneers, 41-31. Smith played 79 snaps on the offensive line, earning the start at right guard, and graded as the top pass-blocker on the Chiefs front line according to Pro Football Focus. The second-year man also finished as the highest-graded offensive lineman for the Chiefs in the ballgame.

Cordarrelle Patterson and the Atlanta Falcons beat Cleveland 23-20 victory over Cleveland. Patterson recorded his third rushing touchdown of the season and gained 38 yards on nine carries for Atlanta. However, a knee injury has placed him on injured reserve.

A full recap of Vols in the NFL from Week 4 can be found below.

Micah Abernathy – S – Packers
Practice squad

Derek Barnett – DE – Eagles
Injured reserve

Matthew Butler – DT – Raiders
Had one tackle in the victory over Denver

Marquez Callaway – WR – Saints
Tallied three receptions for 53 yards against Minnesota in the Saints’ game in England

Justin Coleman – DB – Seahawks
Did not play

Morgan Cox – LS – Titans
Logged eight snaps in the victory over Indianapolis, four punts, three extra points and a field goal, in his 170th NFL game played

Joshua Dobbs – QB – Browns
Did not play

Theo Jackson – DB – Titans
Elevated from the Titans’ practice squad to the active roster, but did not play in the game

Ja’Wuan James – OL – Ravens
Injured reserve

Jauan Jennings – WR – 49ers
Hauled in two passes for 22 yards in the 24-9 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football

Jakob Johnson – FB – Raiders
Logged 26 offensive snaps in the win over Denver, blocking for 21 of those plays

Velus Jones Jr. – WR – Bears
Made his NFL debut against the New York Giants

Alvin Kamara – RB – Saints
Did not play

John Kelly – RB – Browns
Practice squad

Jonathan Kongbo – DE – Broncos
Practice squad

Cade Mays – OL – Panthers
Did not play

Khalil McKenzie – OL – Ravens
Practice squad

Emmanuel Moseley – CB – 49ers
Made six tackles and has a pass breakup in his fourth start of the season; has posted 14 tackles in his last two ballgames

Joshua Palmer – WR – Chargers
Had only one reception, but went for 25 yards in the victory against the Houston Texans

Cordarrelle Patterson – WR – Falcons
Tallied nine carries for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons’ win over Cleveland; sustained an injury during the contest

Jalen Reeves-Maybin – LB – Texans
Recorded his first two tackles of the season and had a fumble recovery against the Chargers

Trey Smith – OL – Chiefs
Started and played 79 snaps at right guard in the Sunday night victory over Tampa Bay. Graded as the Chiefs top pass-blocker in the victory and the top overall offensive lineman by Pro Football Focus

Cameron Sutton – CB – Steelers
Recorded his second interception of the season, picking off Zach Wilson of the New York Jets and returning it 26 yards, also added a solo tackle

Alontae Taylor – CB – Saints
Injured reserve

Darrell Taylor – DE – Seahawks
Posted one solo tackle in Seattle’s victory over Detroit

Shy Tuttle – DL – Saints
Wrapped up three tackles across the pond in a showdown with Minnesota played in London

Kendal Vickers – DE – Raiders
Made one solo tackle for the Las Vegas defense against the Broncos

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