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Vols In The NFL Update (11/26)

There were 19 NFL Vols in action during Week 12 of the regular season. 

Player Pos. Team Opponent Score Stats
Robert Ayers DE Denver at New England L, 34-31 OT 1 tackle
Eric Berry DB Kansas City vs. San Diego L, 41-38 Started at SS, 8 tackles, 1 sack-8 yds 3 TFL 1 PD
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City vs. San Diego L, 41-38 Not Active
Kevin Burnett LB Oakland vs. Tennessee L, 23-19 Started at WLB, game-high 11 tackles, 0.5 sack-3.5 yds 1 PD
Britton Colquitt P Denver at New England L, 34-31 OT 8 punts, 40.6 avg. 4 I-20
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City vs. San Diego L, 41-38 4 punts, 44.5 avg. 1 I-20
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore vs. NY Jets W, 19-3 Snapped on all punts, kicks
Arian Foster RB Houston vs. Jacksonville L, 13-6 Injured Reserve
Ramon Foster OT Pittsburgh at Cleveland W, 27-11 Started at LG
Aubrayo Franklin DT Indianapolis  at Arizona L, 40-11 Started at NT, 1 tackle
Omar Gaither LB Atlanta vs. New Orleans L, 17-13 Not Active
Jabari Greer CB New Orleans at Atlanta W, 17-13 Injured Reserve
Parys Haralson LB New Orleans at Atlanta W, 17-13 2 tackles, 0.5 sack- 3 yds
Montario Hardesty RB Cleveland Released 9/30
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee at Oakland W, 23-19 Team-high 6 rec. 109 yds 1 TD
Malik Jackson DE Denver at New England L, 34-31 OT 1 tackle
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans at Atlanta W, 17-13 Practice Squad
Peyton Manning QB Denver at New England L, 34-31 OT Started at QB, 19-36-150-2 TDs
Jerod Mayo LB New England vs. Denver W, 34-31 OT Injured Reserve
Jacques McClendon OL Jacksonville at Houston W, 13-6 Not Active
Tony McDaniel DE Seattle Bye Week
Robert Meachem WR New Orleans at Atlanta W, 17-13 1 rec 18 yds.
Marvin Mitchell LB Minnesota at Green Bay T, 26-26 Started at WLB, 4 tackles 
Denarius Moore WR Oakland vs. Tennessee L, 23-19 Not Active
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota at Green Bay T, 26-26 Team-high 8 rec. 54 yds. 4 KR 126 yds
Tauren Poole RB Carolina at Miami W, 20-16 Practice Squad
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland vs. Tennessee L, 23-19 1 rec. 10 yds. Left game with head injury
Chris Scott OL Carolina at Miami W, 20-16 Not Active
Matt Simms QB NY Jets at Baltimore L, 19-3 Did Not Play
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay at Detroit W, 24-21 Injured Reserve
Dallas Thomas OL Miami vs. Carolina L, 20-16 Saw action in a reserve role
Scott Wells C St. Louis vs. Chicago W, 42-21 Started at C
Dan Williams DT Arizona vs. Indianapolis W, 40-11 Started at NT, 2 tackles
Jason Witten TE Dallas at NY Giants W, 24-21 Started at TE, 4 rec. 37 yds, 2 TDs

NEWS AND NOTES

INJURY WRAP UP
There have been a few injuries to NFL Vols this season and this week saw another name added to the list:
Rookie Mychal Rivera took a hard hit to the head from Tennessee safety Michael Griffin (who was suspended for one game for his actions)
Rivera was down on the field for a few minutes but walked off on his own. He suffered a concussion on the play

WITTEN TALLIES TWO TDS
  • In the Cowboys 24-21 victory over the New York Giants, Jason Witten capitalized on two of his four receptions taking them to the house. 
  • This marks the second time this season that Witten has nabbed two TDs in a game, the other also coming against the Giants in the season opener. 
  • Witten has recorded multiple TD games just four times in his career, all against NFC East rivals as the previous two were against Philadelphia in 2010 and 2004. 
  • Witten now has 857 catches in his 11-season NFL career, second most among NFL tight ends, 19th most all-time. He needs four catches next Sunday to pass Muhsin Muhammad for 18th place and six catches to move past Jimmy Smith into 17th place this weekend.

HUNTER HAS BREAKOUT GAME
  • Justin Hunter began his career with the Titans reeling in two passes in two weeks, both for touchdowns. 
  • Since then, Hunter has been quiet on the field, and was unsure if he would play last weekend after suffering a concussion in Week 11. 
  • But Hunter played, and had a breakout game for the Titans helping them past Oakland on the road, 23-19. 
  • Hunter finished with a team-high six catches for 109 yards including a 54 yard TD
The Tennessean: Hunter has breakout game


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