Vols In NFL Thursday Night Football (8/9) UPDATE

UPDATED 11:48 p.m.


Tonight 17 former Vols will be in action for eight different teams taking part in their first (or in some cases second) preseason game of 2012. (Click on the pictures for the game center links).

Washington Redskins 7, Buffalo Bills 6

Jonathan Crompton and the Washington Redskins will start off the night at 7 p.m. against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Baltimore Ravens 31, Atlanta Falcons 17

Morgan Cox and the Ravens will kick their game off at 7:30 in the Georgia Dome (also the site of UT's first game of the Year vs. NC State on 8/31). Cox is going into his third year as a long snapper with Baltimore.

New England Patriots 7, New Orleans Saints 6

Jabari Greer, Turk McBride and the Saints will partake in their second preseason game after earning the 17-10 victory over Arizona on Sunday night in the Hall of Fame game. The duo will meet up with Shaun Ellis, Jerod Mayo and Donte' Stallworth, all currently with the Patriots for the 7:30 kickoff. The two teams participated in joint practices the past two days in Foxborough in front of record crowd of 14,830.

Philadelphia Eagles 24, Pittsburgh Steelers 23

Ramon Foster and Chris Scott will be in action for the Steelers tonight also starting at 7:30 p.m. when they take on cross-state rivals the Philadelphia Eagles.

San Diego Chargers 21, Green Bay Packers 13

Chad Clifton and the Packers will take on three new Vols on the San Diego Chargers (Aubrayo Franklin, Robert Meachem and Nick Guess) in the nationally televised Thursday night game to be featured on ESPN starting at 8 p.m. Franklin and Meachem recently joined the Chargers after playing for the Saints last season, Guess is in  his rookie season with the Bolts.

Denver Broncos 31, Chicago Bears 3

8:30 p.m. marks the return on Peyton Manning to the gridiron. The 15 year veteran of the NFL will put his pads back on and step on the first for the first time since the 2010 Playoffs when the Denver Broncos take on the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field beginning at 8:30. Joining Manning on the Broncos are former Vols Robert Ayers, Britton Colquitt and Malik Jackson.

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