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#NFLVols In Divisional Playoffs

Six NFL Vols will be in action in the NFL Divisional Playoffs this weekend. 

Here's a look at the VFLs in each of the playoff games.

Baltimore at New England, Saturday at 4:35 p.m. on NBC
This game does not include any active VFLs, but each team has an injured Vol on the roster. Linebacker Jerod Mayo has been sidelined with the Patriots since the sixth game of the season after suffering a knee injury. With the Ravens, long snapper Morgan Cox also torn his ACL this season and has been out since mid-October. The Ravens also feature former Vols tailback Tauren Poole on their practice squad. 

Carolina at Seattle, Saturday at 8:15 p.m., on FOX 
The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks host the Carolina Panthers in the second game on Saturday. Defensive lineman Tony McDaniel has started 14 games this season, making 31 tackles with the Seahawks. With the Panthers, Chris Scott has played in eight games as on offensive tackle. 

Dallas at Green Bay, Sunday at 1:05 p.m. on FOX
Tight end Jason Witten and the Cowboys advanced to the Divisional round with a comeback win over Detroit last week. Witten started all 16 regular-season games and had 64 catches for 703 yards with five touchdowns in 2014. Last week, he had five catches for 63 yards. With the Packers, running back Rajion Neal is on the team's practice squad and will not play in the game. 

Indianapolis at Denver, Sunday at 4:40 p.m., on CBS
The Broncos open playoff action against the Colts in the final game of the weekend. Peyton Manning takes on his former club in the postseason. He is one of three former Vols stars on Denver along with defensive tackle Malik Jackson and punter Britton Colquitt. Manning has been the subject of many stories this week in facing the team he played for from 1998-2011.

Inside The T - Friday's Look Ahead

It's a busy radio day for the Tennessee football coaching staff on Sports Radio WNML in Knoxville. 

Offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian will join Sports 180 with Josh Ward and Will West at 1 p.m. ET.

Head coach Butch Jones will be on SportsTalk with John Wilkerson and Jimmy Hyamns at 3:30 p.m. ET

Defensive coordinator John Jancek will also join SportsTalk at 4 p.m. ET.

You can listen to all three interviews in Knoxville on 99.1 FM and AM 990, or you can listen online HERE.

Barnett Pegged As 2015 SEC Defensive Player To Watch

According to Matt Stinchcomb of the SEC Network, Tennessee's rising sophomore defensive end Derek Barnett will be the Defensive Player To Watch in 2015 in the league.

SEC Network's Maria Taylor interviewed head coach Holly Warlick to preview the top-10 matchup against #9/8 Texas A&M. Watch the interview here.

Happy Birthday - Jan. 7

Join us in wishing a very Happy Birthday to Brandon Fickey of men's tennis, Drake Owenby of baseball and VFL and NBA rookie Jarnell Stokes.

Brandon FickeyDrake OwenbyJarnell Stokes

VFL Palardy Signed By St. Louis Rams

VFL Michael Palardy was officially signed by the St. Louis Rams to their off-season roster on Tuesday. Here's a look at the release from the Rams.

Palardy was on the Raiders' practice squad in 2014, following a successful college career at Tennessee. There, Palardy excelled as both a kicker and punter in his senior season, converting 14-of-17 field goal attempts and making 63 punts -- including 33 inside the 20, a mark that tied for the FBS lead.

Happy Birthday - Jan. 5

Today, we wish Erin Gabriel of softball a very Happy Birthday! Gabriel, a junior pitcher, has started in 21 of her 33 games played. 

Erin Gabriel

Inside the T - Monday's Look Ahead

The Lady Volunteer Basketball team continues SEC play tonight as UT travels to Vanderbilt for a 7 p.m. ET game that can be seen on the SEC Network. This is the 73rd meeting between these schools, with UT holding a 63-9 record in the series and a 24-7 mark in Music City.

You can Watch Live HERE
Listen Live HERE
Live Stats are HERE


Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Cardinals vs. Panthers, 4:35 p.m. (ESPN)
Nose tackle Dan Williams will look to head into the postseason with a wild card win over Carolina. Williams has remained consistent in the Arizona lineup in the starting lineup on defense. However, Williams was limited in practice this week with a foot injury. Offensive guard Chris Scott will be in action with the Carolina Panthers. 

Ravens vs. Steelers, 8:15 p.m. (NBC)
Ramon Foster and rookie Daniel McCullers will also look to advance in the postseason when they host Baltimore on Saturday evening.

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

Lions vs. Cowboys, 4:40 p.m. (FOX)
Jason Witten has had a record breaking year. With a winning record, Witten will try to aid his team to the next step of the postseason with a wild card win over Detroit. 

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (1/2/15)


The Vols seek their first bowl win since 2008 when they take on Iowa in the 70th annual TaxSlayer Bowl at 3:20 p.m., on ESPN. All of your gameday info can be found here: TAXSLAYER BOWL CENTRAL.

On Thursday, Tennessee held its Pep Rally at Jacksonville Landing as they team wen through its final practice, a closed one, check out the coverage: 

Here's a look at what the media is writing:
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: QB Josh Dobbs leads UT Vols into bowl and beyond
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Inside the matchups: Tennessee vs. Iowa
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Charlie Daniel cartoon for Jan. 2, 2015
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 5 Big Things: Tennessee vs. Iowa
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT, Iowa high on incentive

News on Iowa includes: 

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