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VFL and Tennessee Titan Justin Hunter showed the world he wasn't "just another guy" in last night's loss to the Saints. Hunter caught four passes for 111 yards, including both a four-yard and 64-yard touchdown by two different quarterbacks. 

 - Tennessee Titans: Hunter Shines in Loss to Saints

The second week of the NFL Preseason continues this weekend with 10 spanning over Saturday and Sunday. Don't miss the action from these VFLs:


Packer vs. Rams, 4:00 p.m. (NFL Network)
After a successful game in week one, Green Bay's rookie running back Rajion Neal will travel to St. Louis where 11-year NFL vet Scott Wells resides. However, Wells is not expected to participate. 

 - Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel: RB Rajion Neal won't let injury slow him down

Jets vs. Bengals, 7:00 p.m. (NFL Network)
New York quarterback Matt Simms will return to the field as he travels to Cincinnati. 

Ravens vs. Cowboys, 7 p.m. (NFL Network)
Dontavis Sapp and Jason Witten of Dallas will host long snapper Morgan Cox and the Baltimore Ravens. Both Sapp and Cox saw action in week one.

Giants vs. Colts, 7:00 p.m.
New York defensive end Robert Ayers will look to add to his two tackles from last week as he takes on Indianapolis.

Bills vs. Steelers, 7:30 p.m. 
Three former Vols, Ramon Foster, Daniel McCullers, and Tauren Poole, will suit up for the Steelers as they host Buffalo. All three played in week one's game and are expected to contribute against the Bills.

Dolphins vs. Buccaneers, 7:30 p.m.
Dallas Thomas and Ja'Wuan James, two offensive line starters for Miami, will travel to Tampa Bay to take on VFL tight end Luke Stocker.

Falcons vs. Texans, 8:00 p.m.
Running back Arian Foster will host both Atlanta rookies Jacques Smith and James Stone in Houston. Although Foster did not play in week one due to injury, Smith and Stone both played and are expected back on the field.

Cardinals vs. Vikings, 8:30 p.m.
Dan Williams of Arizona will travel to Minnesota where he will come face-to-face with Cordarrelle Patterson and Antonio Richardson.


Broncos vs. 49ers, 4:00 p.m. (NFL Network)
Leading quarterback Peyton Manning and two additional VFLs, Britton Colquitt and Malik Jackson, will lead Denver to face San Francisco. All three have made considerable contributions to the team.

Chiefs vs. Panthers, 8:00 p.m. (FOX)
Offensive lineman Chris Scott will welcome VFL Eric Berry, Tyler Bray, Dustin Colquitt and Zach Fulton. All but Berry, who will sit out again, participated in week one action.

Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/16/14)

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Saturday is here! That mean's the Vols Open Practice Happens Tonight! We hope to see you at Neyland Stadium as the gates open at 6 p.m., with action getting underway at 7 p.m.

On Friday, Justin Worley took snaps as the officially installed first-team quarterback. Check out the #VolReport: Worley In The Saddle.

Coverage from the media includes:
- Knoxville News Sentinel: What to watch during UT's open scrimmage
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones uses UT's history as motivator
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Johnson back to 'backer
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols focus on special teams play on Friday

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On Friday night, the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox defeated the Falmouth Commodores, 10-4, for the 2014 Cape Cod League Championship title. Among the Y-D's winning squad, #Vols Drake Owenby, A.J. Simcox and Vincent Jackson will take home championship honors following an incredible summer season in the Cape.

Tonight's victory sealed the championship title for the Red Sox following their win in Game 1 of the best-of-three series. Earlier this week, the Yarmouth-Dennis crew topped the Harwich Mariners in three games to clinch a Cape Cod League East Division Championship.
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Check out more info on the #Vols and Friday's Cape Cod League Championship Series:
With four games set for Friday night, 10 #NFLVols are ready for action as the second week of the NFL Preseason continues. Below are #VFLs to look forward to:

Eagles vs. Patriots, 7:30 p.m. (NFL Network)
New England linebacker Jerod Mayo will host Philadelphia. Mayo missed last week's game and did not practice on Thursday for unknown reasons. 

Titans vs. Saints, 8:00 p.m. 
Wide receiver Justin Hunter has been the most talked about Titan and is expected to get ample playing time as he travels to New Orleans to take on Parys Haralson, Austin Johnson and Robert Meachem. All three recorded playing time for the Saints in last week's game.

 - MusicCityMiracles.com: Titans vs. Saints Preseason Preview

Lions vs. Raiders, 10:00 p.m.
Four more #VFLs will be in action as Alex Bullard and Detroit travel to Oakland. For Oakland, Denarius Moore is on the leader board with three receptions for 28 yards. Mychal Rivera, a starter at tight end, and Jarrod Shaw are expected to contribute.

 - GlobalPost.com: Oakland Raiders - Team Report

Chargers vs. Seahawks, 10:00 p.m. (NFL Network)
Starting defensive tackle Tony McDaniel and Seattle will host San Diego.

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/15/14)

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16 DAYS! Happy Peyton Manning Day in the Vols Jersey Countdown!

Thursday was a big day on many fronts. Butch Jones announced Justin Worley would be the starter at quarterback to open the 2014 season. The Vols held their annual Media Day. In the evening, the SEC Network launched coverage.

Here's a look at UTSports.com coverage:

Take a look at stories from around the nation touching on these events:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Worley wins Tennessee Vols' starting QB job
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols both excited over, wary of SEC Network
- ESPN.com: SEC morning links
- Knoxville News Sentinel:  Worley proves resilience
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Dobbs, Peterman competing for backup spot
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Curt Maggitt says he is '110 percent'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Worley plans to take QB job, 'run with it'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Vereen having 'great' camp
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Bullock leads kicking competition
- The Tennessean: Vols make safe QB choice
- UT Daily Beacon: Players to watch this season

Coach Winterbotham Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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On Wednesday evening, #VFL and current Texas Rangers first baseman J.P. Arencibia made his first-ever Major League pitching debut, tossing 1.0 scoreless ninth inning in the club's 10-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Throwing in the 73 mile per hour range, Arencibia used 10 total pitches against his four batters faced, inducing two fly-outs after the Rays' Logan Forsythe hustled to beat an infield throw for the lone hit in the outing. Arencibia's debut now stands as the third occasion this season for Rangers Manager Ron Washington to call a position player to the mound.

When asked about the outing during postgame media availability, Arencibia responded saying he was just doing what he could to help the team. 
Check out the recent coverage on Arencibia's outing:

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/14/14)

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The Vols held their second practice at Neyland Stadium during training camp. Butch Jones met with the media following the session:

Here's a look at his entire transcript and coverage on UTSports.com: 

Stories from the media include: 
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones says scrimmage 'lacking intensity'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Pillow and mouth important to UT players
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Five on the Rise: Mid-camp edition
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Vols lack 'intensity' in scrimmage
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones nearing quarterback decision
- Maryville Daily Times: Jones jump starts 'controlled chaos'

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The Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox defeated the Harwich Mariners, 2-0, on Tuesday night to advance to the Cape Cod Baseball League Championship Series. 

Red Sox members and current #Vols Vincent Jackson, Drake Owenby and A.J. Simcox will face the West Division Champion Falmouth Commodores in Game 1, beginning Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. ET. The Championship Series will be played as a best-of-three series, with live stats available via Pointstreak.com.

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Read more from last night's East Division Championship recap:

Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/13/14)

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Two freshmen tight ends have elevated the battle for playing time at the position, check out this feature on Daniel Helm and Ethan Wolf: A Healthy Dose of Competition.

Also on UTSports.com: 

Here's what the media is writing:

- Knoxville News Sentinel: Movers, shakers at UT camp

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