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Vols In NFL Update (9/3)

With the start of the 2012 regular season upon us on Wednesday night, here is an update on the 27 NFL Vols.

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Arizona Cardinals/Seattle Seahawks
Dan Williams and the Cardinals will begin their season at home against the Seattle Seahawks at 4:25 p.m. on FOX

Baltimore Ravens/Cincinnati Bengals
Morgan Cox and the Baltimore Ravens will be featured on the first Monday Nigh football of the season at 7 p.m. on NBC when they play host to Jason Allen and the Bengals.

Cleveland Browns/Philadelphia Eagles
Montario Hardesty and the Cleveland Browns will play host to the Philadelphia Eagles at 1 p.m. on Sunday on CBS. Jarrod Shaw, another former Vol affiliated with the Browns was assigned to the Browns' practice squad Friday.

Akron Beacon Journal: Jackson pushing Hardesty for role as Browns' No. 2 back

SOME 'SPLEENIN' TO DO: Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (left), going against Anthony Spencer in a training camp drill, still doesn't know if he'll be cleared to play in the season-opener against the Giants on Wednesday after suffering a lacerated spleen three weeks ago.

Dallas Cowboys/New York Giants
Jason Witten and the Dallas Cowboys head to New York for the Wednesday night opener of the 2012 NFL season which will take place at 8:30 p.m. on NBC.

CBSSports.com:Jason Witten among injured players expected to travel
ESPN: Practice report: Jason Witten here, but no Jay Ratliff
San Angelo Standard Times: Cowboys Jason Witten awaits medical all clear

Denver Broncos/Pittsburgh Steelers
Five NFL Vols will face off against each other in this Sunday Night Football meeting on NBC at 8:20 p.m. Robert Ayers, Britton Colquitt, Malik Jackson, Peyton Manning and the Broncos will host Ramon Foster and the Steelers in prime time.

Denver Post: Malik Jackson Another Rookie On The Rise With Denver Broncos
Columbus Dispatch: Manning ready for new chapter
NFL News: Peyton Manning wants to be the player you rememberArian Foster
Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Steelers lineman DeCastro faces long road after knee injury

Houston Texans/Miami Dolphins
Arian Foster and the Houston Texans will host Kevin Burnett, Tony McDaniel and the Miami Dolphins Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. on CBS.

Fox Sports: Texans finally a clear-cut favorite

Kansas City Chiefs/Atlanta Falcons
Eric Berry, Dustin Colquitt and the Kansas City Chiefs host the Atlanta Falcons Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Yahoo! Sports: Chiefs safety Berry used poetry, screenwriting to help him through
Kansas City Star: Chiefs' Berry has a flair for words



Minnesota Vikings/Jacksonville Jaguars
Marvin Mitchell and the Minnesota Vikings will host the Jags at 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

Pioneer Press: Minnesota Vikings: Four backups miss practice due to ankle sprains

New England Patriots/Tennessee Titans
Jerod Mayo will return "home" when he and the New England Patriots head to Nashville for a meeting with the Titans at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon on CBS.

New Orleans Saints/Washington Redskins
Jabari Greer, Turk McBride and the New Orleans Saints will host the Washington Redskins Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

NOLA.com: Saints Appear Healthy Heading Into Season Opener (Greer video)
NOLA.com:New Orleans Saints injury update: Sproles, McBride return to practice

Oakland Raiders/San Diego Chargers
Three NFL Vols will face off in the week one finale when Denarius Moore and the Oakland Raiders host Aubrayo Franklin, Robert Meachem and the San Diego Chargers Monday Night at 10:15 p.m. on ESPN.

CBS Sports.com: A dozen veteran free agents will play significant rolls
San Francisco Chronicle: Allen "hopeful" Moore, Ford and Wisniewski can play Monday
NBCSports.com: Denarius Moore "very concerned" about lack of reps with Palmer

St. Louis Rams/Detroit Lions
New Ram Scott Wells will travel to Detroit to take on the Lions at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon.


San Francisco 49ers/Green Bay Packers
Parys Haralson's 49ers will head to Green Bay for a meeting with the Packers Sunday at 4:25 p.m. Haralson will not be with the team after being placed on the season ending injured reserve Monday. The Packers finalized their roster Monday adding former Vol and former Steeler Chris Scott to the roster.

Washington Post: 49ers lose linebacker Haralson to season-ending injured reserve
Packersnews.com: Packers finalize practice squad, add OL Scott

Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Carolina Panthers
Luke Stocker and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Carolina Panthers Sunday afternoon at 4:25 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium on FOX.

Fox News: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2012 Season Preview

Tauren Poole, who spent the preseason with the Panthers was waived Friday.
Anderson Independent Mail: Panthers cut Poole

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