Former Vols who saw significant action
Alontae Taylor – DB – New Orleans Saints
Joining Shy Tuttle, former Tennessee football cornerback Alontae Taylor was also solid for the Saints’ defense as they lost to the 49ers. Taylor had four tackles, three of which were solo, and played 64 percent of the defensive snaps.
Trey Smith – OL – Kansas City Chiefs
Continuing his effective play, Trey Smith was in on 100 percent of the offensive snaps, allowing no sacks and paving the way for 117 rushing yards and a touchdown as the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Los Angeles Rams 26-10. However, he did allow two hurries by Aaron Donald and nullified a touchdown with an ineligible receiver downfield penalty.
Cameron Sutton – DB – Pittsburgh Steelers
In a crucial 24-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts, Cam Sutton was in on 100 percent of the defensive snaps. He had a solo tackle and a pass deflection. Although a penalty by him extend one drive, it ended in a turnover, so it didn’t matter anyway.
Cordarrelle Patterson – RB – Atlanta Falcons
With 11 carries for 52 yards, Cordarrelle Patterson was solid on the ground in the Atlanta Falcons’ 19-13 loss to the Washington Commanders. However, his one kickoff return only went nine yards, and he had just three catches for 19 yards.
Josh Palmer – WR – Los Angeles Chargers
Although he had five catches for 56 yards in the Los Angeles Chargers’ 25-24 win over the Arizona Cardinals, he did have one fumble. That’s why he’s not higher.
Alvin Kamara – RB – New Orleans Saints
By far Tennessee football’s worst player this past weekend, Alvin Kamara did play significantly. However, he had only 13 yards on seven carries and just six catches for 37 yards, and he lost two fumbles as the Saints fell to the 49ers.
Jalen Reeves-Maybin – LB – Houston Texans
He rode the bench for weeks, but Jalen Reeves-Maybing was in on 67 percent of the defensive snaps and 60 percent of the special teams snaps for the Houston Texans in their 30-15 loss to the Miami Dolphins. He had six tackles, four of which were solo.