Former Vols who had a bye in Week 14
Micah Abernathy – DB – Green Bay Packers
Marquez Callaway – WR – New Orleans Saints
Velus Jones Jr. – WR – Chicago Bears
Alvin Kamara – RB – New Orleans Saints
Cordarrelle Patterson – RB – Atlanta Falcons
Alontae Taylor – DB – New Orleans Saints
Shy Tuttle – DL – New Orleans Saints
As you can see, the biggest reason Tennessee football was so limited in production was due to the Saints having a bye week. Four former Vols play for them. Cordarrelle Patterson is one of the biggest stars from UT in the pros this year as well. This hurt their ability to have a big impact.
Former Vols who were inactive in Week 14
Justin Coleman – DB – Seattle Seahawks
While Darrell Taylor saw limited action and had a huge impact, Justin Coleman was inactive for the Seahawks in their 30-24 loss to the Panthers.
Injured former Vols
Derek Barnett – DE -Philadelphia Eagles
A torn ACL in the opener ended Derek Barnett’s season.
Emmanuel Moseley – DB – San Francisco 49ers
Just like Derek Barnett, Emmanuel Moseley is out with a torn ACL he suffered against the Carolina Panthers.
Ja’Wuan James – OL – Baltimore Ravens
In this year’s opener, Ja’Wuan James suffered a torn achilles. That has resulted in his second straight season-ending injury.
Former Vols on practice squads
Alexander Johnson – LB – Seattle Seahawks
John Kelly – RB – Cleveland Browns
Jonathan Kongbo – DE – Denver Broncos
Joshua Dobbs – QB – Detroit Lions
Khalil McKenzie – OL – Baltimore Ravens
Kendal Vickers – DL – Buffalo Bills
A light week meant that one of Tennessee football’s stars saw limited action. The other, though, is becoming a rising superstar, and both were stars of last week. They were also part of that 2019, the only one that showed any promise under Jeremy Pruitt.