With six players drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, the contingent of former Vols in the league grew significantly. Let’s take a look at how former Tennessee stars performed during Week 6 of the NFL season.
Morgan Cox: Cox contributed to the Ravens in their 27-24 to the Bears in overtime.
Michael Palardy: Palardy punted the ball three times for an average of 45.3 yards in the Panthers 28-23 loss to the Eagles. His longest punt on the day went 50-yards, but he pinned Philadelphia inside the 20-yard line three separate times.
Josh Malone: The Bengals were on a bye this week. While Malone has been inactive, good news could be on the way for the Tennessee native. Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL and is expected to miss a couple of weeks. This could lead to Malone dressing out and receiving some playing time.
Britton Colquitt: In the Browns 33-17 loss to the Texans, Colquitt punted seven times for an average of 51.1 yards-per-punt. Colquitt pinned Houston inside the 20-yard line three times, with his longest punt of the day going 61-yards.
Jason Witten: The Cowboys were on a bye this week.
Jalen Reeves-Maybin: Recorded four tackles, including a tackle-for-loss in the Lions’ 52-38 loss to the Saints.
LaTroy Lewis: Lewis is currently on the Texans practice squad, but with the recent injuries to the Houston defense, he could be placed on the active roster this week.
Malik Jackson: Jackson recorded three tackles in the Jaguars 27-17 loss to the Rams.
Mychal Rivera: Rivera did not record any stats in the Jaguars loss to the Rams.
Kansas City Chiefs
Tyler Bray: Bray was inactive in the Chiefs loss to the Steelers.
Eric Berry: Berry is out for the season after he ruptured his Achilles tendon in the Chiefs Week 1 win over the Patriots.
Zach Fulton: Started for the Chiefs at center in Kansas City’s 19-13 loss to the Steelers.
Dustin Colquitt: Punted four times for an average of 47.5 yards in the Chiefs loss to the Steelers. Colquitt pinned the Steelers within the 20-yard line three times, and had a long of 54-yards.
Ja’Wuan James: Started at tackle for the Dolphins in their 20-17 win over the Falcons.
New Orleans Saints
Alvin Kamara: In the Saints 52-38 win over the Lions, Kamara rushed the ball 10 times for 75 yards. Kamara rushed for 7.5-yards-per-carry while hauling in four receptions for 12 yards.
New York Giants
Jordan Williams: Williams is currently on the Giants practice squad.
Cordarrelle Patterson: Caught just one pass for 5-yards, but rushed for a 47-yard touchdown. Patterson finished with four touches for a total of 60 yards.
James Stone: Stone is currently on the Raiders practice squad
Derek Barnett: Recorded his first NFL career sack in the Eagles 28-23 win over the Panthers. Barnett finished with two tackles, a tackle-for-loss and two quarterback hits.
Joshua Dobbs: Dobbs was inactive Sunday afternoon for Pittsburgh’s 19-13 win over the Chiefs.
Ramon Foster: Missed the Steelers win over the Chiefs due to injury.
Justin Hunter: Hunter was inactive Sunday afternoon for Pittsburgh’s 19-13 win over the Chiefs.
Daniel McCullers: McCullers was inactive Sunday afternoon for Pittsburgh’s 19-13 win over the Chiefs.
Cam Sutton: Sutton is on the injured reserve list with a hamstring injury.
Justin Coleman: The Seahawks were on a bye week.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Robert Ayers: Recorded one tackles in the Buccaneers loss to the Cardinals.
Austin Johnson: Johnson is currently on the Bucs practice squad.
Luke Stocker: Caught one pass for 5-yards in Tampa Bay’s 38-33 loss to Arizona.
Feature Photo by Ben Proffitt