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 7 of the NFL season.
Morgan Cox: Cox contributed to the Ravens in their 24-16 loss to the Vikings.
Michael Palardy: Palardy punted the ball five times for an average of 52.6 yards in the Panthers 17-3 loss to the Bears. His longest punt on the day went 59-yards, and he pinned Chicago inside the 20-yard line once.
Josh Malone: In his first career game, Malone was targeted once by Andy Dalton in the Bengals 29-14 loss to the Steelers.
Britton Colquitt: In the Browns 12-9 loss to the Titans, Colquitt punted four times for an average of 44.5 yards-per-punt. Colquitt’s longest punt of the day went 53-yards.
Jason Witten: Witten shined once again, hauling in an impressive one-handed touchdown catch in the Cowboys 40-10 win over the 49ers. On the day, he hauled in four passes for 54 yards.
Jalen Reeves-Maybin: The Lions were on a bye week.
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: In the Jaguars 27-0 win over the Colts, Jackson had three tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1.5 tackles-for-loss and two quarterback hits.
Mychal Rivera: Rivera did not record any stats in the Jaguars win over the Colts.
Kansas City Chiefs
Tyler Bray: Bray was inactive in the Chiefs loss to the Raiders.
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 31-30 loss to the Raiders. Fulton was selected as one of the team’s captains for Kansas City.
Dustin Colquitt: Punted three times for an average of 45.7 yards in the Chiefs loss to the Raiders. Colquitt pinned the Steelers within the 20-yard line three times, and had a long of 56-yards.
Ja’Wuan James: Started at tackle for the Dolphins in their 31-28 win over the Jets.
New Orleans Saints
Alvin Kamara: In the Saints 26-17 win over the Packers, Kamara rushed the ball nine times for 57 yards. Kamara rushed for 6.3-yards-per-carry while hauling in five passes for 50 yards.
New York Giants
Jordan Williams: Williams is currently on the Giants practice squad.
Cordarrelle Patterson: Caught just one pass for 9-yards, but returned one kicked for 19-yards in the Raiders 31-30 win over the Chiefs.
James Stone: Stone is currently on the Raiders practice squad
Derek Barnett: Barnett had a big show showing on Monday Night Football in the Eagles 31-24 win over the Redskins. The rookie finished with two sacks, three tackles-for-loss and two quarterback hits.
Joshua Dobbs: Dobbs was inactive on Sunday afternoon for Pittsburgh’s 29-14 win over the Bengals.
Ramon Foster: Foster started at left guard in Pittsburgh’s 29-14 win over the Bengals.
Justin Hunter: Hunter was inactive on Sunday afternoon for Pittsburgh’s 29-14 win over the Bengals.
Daniel McCullers: McCullers did not record any stats in Pittsburgh’s 29-14 win over the Bengals.
Cam Sutton: Sutton is on the injured reserve list with a hamstring injury.
Justin Coleman: In the Seahawks 24-7 win over the Giants, Coleman recorded five tackles and broke up one pass.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Robert Ayers: Recorded two tackles, two quarterback hits and one sack in the Buccaneers 30-27 loss to the Bills.
Austin Johnson: Johnson is currently on the Bucs practice squad.
Luke Stocker: Did not record any stats in the Buccaneers 30-27 loss to the Bills.
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