Aug 17, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Matt Simms (5) drops back to pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the fourth quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. The Jets defeated the Jaguars 37-13. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Vols For Life: Matt Simms Perfect On The Night & More From The NFL


Quite a few more former Vols were in action on Saturday, here’s the round-up from the day’s action.


Matt Simms – QB – New York Jets

With Geno Smith out, Simms worked as the Jets’ second quarterback. He made the most of his opportunity, connection on all five of his passes for 73 yards.


Zach Rogers – WR – New York Jets 

Rogers, working mainly out of the slot, had a quiet night, catching only one pass for 12 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Jason Witten – TE – Dallas Cowboys 

One of the best tight ends in the game, Jason Witten, was shut out of the box score on Saturday. It’s no cause for concern, as the Cowboys are working on figuring out the rest of the tight end rotation. It’ll be business as usual for Witten when the season gets underway.


Justin Hunter – WR – Tennessee Titans

Hunter is still trying to climb the depth chart in Nashville. He managed only one catch for 10 yards on Saturday.


Peyton Manning – QB – Denver Broncos 

Peyton Manning saw about as much as action as you can expect on Saturday. The former Vol quarterback was 11/16 passing for 163 yards with one touchdown pass, to his new teammate Wes Welker. Expect another big season from Manning.


Britton Colquitt  – P – Denver Broncos

Colquitt, the recent recipient of a new contract, punted the ball six times on Saturday for an average of 43.5 yards a punt, with a long of 49 yards.




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