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2014 NFL active rosters have 36 UT and Knoxville players including 22 starters

Minnesota Vikings & former U. of Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson
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Here's an updated list of former University of Tennessee players and other non-UT players from the Knoxville area currently in the NFL entering the 2014 season.

Here’s how the numbers break down…
Former Vols on active rosters: 28
Former Vols on practice squads: 2
Former Vols on injured reserve: 2
One-time Vols that finished at other schools on active rosters: 3
Knoxville area players that didn’t play for UT on active rosters: 5

All the players and their teams are listed below. You’ll also find the list of former Vols and local players released this preseason. In addition, I have the list of teams with no local representation. Plus, there’s even a break down by division of local players on active NFL rosters.

With the players are the current depth chart positions and jersey numbers for each player below, so as you watch games and look for them you can spot them easier. Look for the weekly Vols in the NFL match-ups each week this season.

Former Vols & Non-UT Knoxville area players on Active Rosters (36)
x = On-time Vols (3) / y = Non-UT Knoxville area players (5) / Rest are former Vols (28)

Kansas City Chiefs
Eric Berry (29) Starting SS
Dustin Colquitt (2) Starting P
Zach Fulton (73) Starting RG

Denver Broncos
Peyton Manning (18) Starting QB
Britton Colquitt (4) Starting P
Malik Jackson (97) 2nd team LDE

New Orleans Saints
Parys Haralson (98) Starting ROLB
Austin Johnson (35) 2nd team FB
Robert Meacham (17) 3rd team WR

Minnesota Vikings
Cordarrelle Patterson (84) Starting RWR & KR
y-Harrison Smith (22) Starting FS *Catholic HS/Notre Dame
y-Jerome Felton (42) Starting FB *Sequoyah HS/Furman

Miami Dolphins
Ja’Wuan James (72) Starting RT
Dallas Thomas (70) Starting RG

Pittsburgh Steelers
Ramon Foster (73) Starting LG
Dan McCullers (74) 2nd team NT

Oakland Raiders
Mychal Rivera (81) 2nd team TE
Denarius Moore (17) 2nd team RWR

Dallas Cowboys
Jason Witten (82) Starting TE
y-Chris Jones (6) Starting P *Carson-Newman

Indianapolis Colts
x-Montori Hughes (94) 2nd team NT *UT-Martin
x-Da’Rick Rogers (16) 3rd team LWR *Tennessee Tech

Buffalo Bills
x-Bryce Brown (35) 4th team RB *Kansas State
y-Lee Smith (85) 2nd team TE *Powell HS/Marshall

St. Louis Rams
Scott Wells (63) Starting C

Arizona Cardinals
Dan Williams (92) Starting NT

New England Patriots
Jerod Mayo (51) Starting MLB

Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacques McClendon (66) Starting C

Seattle Seahawks
Tony McDaniel (99) Starting LDT

Houston Texans
Arian Foster (23) Starting RB

Baltimore Ravens
Morgan Cox (46) Starting LS

Tennessee Titans
Justin Hunter (15) 2nd team WR

New York Giants
Robert Ayers (91) 2nd team LDE

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Luke Stocker (88) 2nd team TE

Atlanta Falcons
James Stone (62) 3rd team C

Green Bay Packers
y-Randall Cobb (18) Starting RWR *Alcoa HS/Kentucky

No Former Vols or Knoxville Players (10)
San Francisco 49’ers
Chicago Bears
Washington Redskins
Philadelphia Eagles
Carolina Panthers
Detroit Lions
San Diego Chargers
Cleveland Browns
Cincinnati Bengals
New York Jets

*18 of the 28 former Vols in the league right now are in starting positions on their depth charts. None of the 3 one-time Vols are starters right now. 4 of the 5 Knoxville area players that didn’t play for UT are in starting positions at the moment. That brings the total for the area to 22 starters among the 36 active players.

Former Vols & Knoxville Players By Division
AFC East = 5
AFC North = 3
AFC South = 5
AFC West = 8
NFC East = 3
NFC North = 4
NFC South = 5
NFC West = 3

Practice Squads (Former Vols & Non-UT Knoxville area players) - 2
Jacques Smith (45) DE/OLB
Matt Simms (5) QB

Placed on Injured Reserve (Former Vols & Non-UT Knoxville area players) - 2
Tyler Bray (9) QB
Antonio Richardson (78) LT

Released in Preseason (Former Vols & Non-UT Knoxville area players) - 11
Michael Palardy (6) P & K (Oakland Raiders)
Dontavis Sapp (45) MLB (Dallas Cowboys)
Rajion Neal (34) RB (Green Bay Packers)
Alex Bullard (60) LG (Detroit Lions)
Chris Scott (75) RG (Carolina Panthers)
Tauren Poole (38) RB (Pittsburgh Steelers)
Jarrod Shaw (74) C (Oakland Raiders)
x-Nu'Keese Richardson (3) WR *Pikeville (Indianapolis Colts)
y-Terrance Cobb (38) RB *Fulton HS/Cumberlands (Jacksonville Jaguars)
y-D.J. Roberts (49) OLB *Austin East HS/UT-Martin (Baltimore Ravens)
y-Garrett Reynolds (70) OG *Carter HS/Wake Forest (Detroit Lions)

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