With six players drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, the contingent of former Vols in the league grew significantly. In week one, several Vols made their NFL debuts while one former Vol surpassed an incredible milestone in his career. Unfortunately, one of Tennessee’s greatest defensive players of all time suffered a significant injury. Here’s how all of the former Vols fared during week one.
Morgan Cox: Cox contributed to the Ravens beating the Bengals 20-0.
Michael Palardy: Palardy punted the ball three times for an average of 51.7 yards in the Panthers 23-3 win over the 49ers. He had one punt inside of the 20-yard line with a long of 58 yards.
Josh Malone: Malone was inactive in the Bengals 20-0 loss to the Ravens.
Britton Colquitt: In the Browns’ 21-18 loss to the Steelers, Colquitt punted five times for an average of 48.4 yards. Colquitt had a long punt of 61 yards and three pinned inside of the 20-yard line.
Jason Witten: With seven catches for 59 yards and a touchdown, Witten became the Cowboys’ all-time leader in career receiving yards in Dallas’ 19-3 win over the New York Giants.
Jalen Reeves-Maybin: Made his NFL debut coming off of the bench in the Lions 35-23 win over the Cardinals.
LaTroy Lewis: Lewis is currently on the Texans practice squad.
Malik Jackson: Jackson had a sack, a tackle for loss and three tackles in the Jaguars 29-7 win over Houston. He was also credited with a quarterback hit and a pass defended.
Mychal Rivera: Rivera is on the injured reserve list with a wrist injury.
Kansas City Chiefs
Tyler Bray: Bray was inactive on Thursday night in the Chiefs 42-27 win at New England.
Eric Berry: Berry recorded seven tackles and a tackle for loss, before he ruptured his Achilles tendon that will sideline him for the remainder of the season.
Zach Fulton: Came off the bench to play in the Chiefs’ win.
Dustin Colquitt: Punted six times for an average of 43.7 yards and a long of 59 yards. Colquitt dropped three of his kicks inside the 20-yard line in the Chiefs big win over the Patriots.
Ja’Wuan James: The Dolphins game with the Buccaneers was postponed due to Hurricane Irma.
New Orleans Saints
Alvin Kamara: Rushed for 18 yards on seven carries, caught four passes for 20 yards and returned a kickoff 26-yards on Monday night against the Vikings. New Orleans lost to Minnesota 29-19 in Kamara’s NFL debut.
New York Giants
Jordan Williams: Williams is currently on the Texans practice squad
Cordarrelle Patterson: Patterson returned a kickoff 41-yards, had a reception for 2-yards, recorded a tackle and rushed for 5-yards on one carry in the Raiders 26-16 win over the Titans.
Derek Barnett: In his NFL debut, Barnett recorded two tackles, including a tackle for a loss. Barnett was also credited with a quarterback hit Sunday in Philadelphia’s 30-17 win over the Redskins.
Joshua Dobbs: Dobbs was inactive Sunday afternoon for Pittsburgh’s 21-18 win over the Browns.
Ramon Foster: Started at left guard and helped the Steelers offense tally 290 yards of total offense and allow just one sack.
Justin Hunter: Hunter was inactive Sunday afternoon for Pittsburgh’s 21-18 win over the Browns.
Daniel McCullers: McCullers was inactive Sunday afternoon for Pittsburgh’s 21-18 win over the Browns.
Cam Sutton: Sutton is on the injured reserve list with a hamstring injury.
Justin Coleman: Had a pair of tackles and had a pass breakup in the Seahawks’ 17-9 loss at Green Bay.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Robert Ayers: The Buccaneers game with the Dolphins was postponed due to Hurricane Irma.
Austin Johnson: The Buccaneers game with the Dolphins was postponed due to Hurricane Irma.
Luke Stocker: The Buccaneers game with the Dolphins was postponed due to Hurricane Irma.
James Stone: The Buccaneers game with the Dolphins was postponed due to Hurricane Irma.
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