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Vols in the NFL - 2016 Week 6

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Oct 9, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) celebrates his touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Texans 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Patterson Helps Vikings Improve To 5-0

VFL Cordarrelle Patterson recorded four cateched for 39 yards and a touchdown to help lead the Minnesota Vikings to a 31-13 win over the Houston Texans on Oct. 9. That touchdown was Patterson's first receiving touchdown since Oct. 19, 2014, against the Buffaflo Bills.

Player Pos. Team 2016 Stats | Last Week Week
6 Opponent
Robert Ayers DE Tampa Bay 4 tackles | at CAR,
DNP
BYE WEEK
Eric Berry DB Kansas City 17 tackles, 3 Pass Def, 1 INT| BYE at. OAK, 4:05 ET,
CBS
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City DNP | BYE at. OAK, 4:05 ET,
CBS
Justin Coleman DB New England 3 tackles, 2 Pass Def
| at. CLE, --
vs CIN, 1 ET, CBS
Britton Colquitt P Cleveland 22 punts, 40.7 net avg. In 20 4 | vs NE, 6, 42.5 net avg at. TENN, 1 ET, CBS
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City 21 punts, 39.8 net avg. In 20 9 | BYE at. OAK, 4:05 ET,
CBS
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore 1 tackle, 5 GP | vs WASH, 1 GP at. NYG, 1 ET, CBS
Matt Darr P Miami 30 punts, 43.5 net avg., In 20 12 | vs TENN, 46.3 net avg., In
20 2
vs PIT, 1 ET, CBS
Alex Ellis TE Jacksonville Practice Squad at. CHI, 1 ET CBS
Arian Foster RB Miami 16 att, 47 yards | vs TENN, DNP vs PIT, 1 ET, CBS
Ramon Foster G Pittsburgh 4 GS | vs NYJ, -- at. MIA, 1 ET, CBS
Zach Fulton G Kansas City 4 GP, 3 GS | BYE at. OAK, 4:05 ET, CBS
Justin Hunter WR Buffalo 1 rec, 4 yards, 1 TD | 1 rec, 4 yards, 1 TD vs SF, 1 ET, FOX
Malik Jackson DE Jacksonville 9 tackles, 1 sack, 1 pass def| BYE at. CHI, 1 ET, CBS
Ja'Wuan James T Miami 5 GS | vs TENN, 1 GS vs PIT, 1 ET, CBS
Curt Maggitt LB Indianapolis 3 tackles | vs CHI, 1 tackle at. HOU, 8:30 ET,
NBC
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh 2 tackles | vs NYJ, -- at. MIA, 1 ET, CBS
Tony McDaniel DE Seattle 9 tackles, 1 Pass Def| BYE vs ATL, 4:25 ET, FOX
Rajion Neal RB Cleveland IR at. TENN, 1 ET, CBS
Marquez North WR Los Angeles IR at. DET, 1 ET, CBS
Michael Palardy P Atlanta Practice Squad at. SEA, 4:25 ET, FOX
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota 11 rec, 91 yards, 1 TD | vs HOU, 4 rec, 39 yards, 1 TD BYE WEEK
Brian Randolph DB Los Angeles IR at. DET, 1 ET, CBS
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland 2 GP, 1 rec, 1 yard | vs SD, -- vs KC, 4:05 ET, CBS
Chris Scott G Carolina 1 GP | 1 GP at. NO, 1 ET, FOX
Matt Simms QB Atlanta Practice Squad at. SEA, 4:25 ET,
FOX
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay 2 GS | at CAR, DNP BYE WEEK
Dallas Thomas G Miami 1 GS | vs TENN, 1 GS vs PIT, 1 ET, CBS
Dan Williams DT Oakland 5 GP, 4 tackles, 0.5 sack | vs SD, 2 tackles, 0.5 sack vs KC, 4:05 ET, CBS
Jason Witten TE Dallas 24 rec, 232 yards | vs CIN, 3 rec, 43 yards at. GB, 4:25 ET, FOX
--
= played, no stats

Vols in the NFL - 2016 Week 5

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Witten Among Top Ten in Receptions All-Time

Jason Witten and fellow Pro Bowlers Andre Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin rank among the NFL's all-time leaders in receptions. They will battle for a top five spot over the next 13 weeks:

Top Ten Reception Leaders
1. Jerry Rice (1,549)
2. Tony Gonzalez (1,325)
3. Marvin Harrison (1,102)
4. Cris Carter (1,101)
5. Tim Brown (1,094)
6. Terrell Owens (1,078)
7. Reggie Wayne (1,070)
8. Andre Johnson (1,060)
9. Larry Fitzgerald (1,043)
10. Jason Witten (1,041)
11. Anquan Boldin (1,026)

Witten and the Cowboys will play the Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS.

Player Pos. Team 2016 Stats | Last Week Week 5 Opponent
Robert Ayers DE Tampa Bay 4 tackles | vs DEN, DNP (MNF) at. CAR, 8:30 ET, ESPN
Eric Berry DB Kansas City 17 tackles, 3 Pass Def, 1 INT| at. PIT, 3 tackles BYE Week
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City DNP | at. PIT, DNP BYE Week
Justin Coleman DB New England 3 tackles, 2 Pass Def | vs. BUF,
1 tackle
at. CLE, 1 ET, CBS
Britton Colquitt P Cleveland 16 punts, 40.1 net avg. In 20 4 | at. WAS, 1, 35 net avg. vs NE, 1 ET, CBS
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City 21 punts, 39.8 net avg. In 20 9 | at. PIT, 6, 38.8 net avg., In 20 3 BYE Week
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore 1 tackle, 4 GP | vs OAK, 1 GP vs WAS, 1 ET, FOX
Matt Darr P Miami 24 punts, 42.8 net avg., 10 In 20 | at. CIN, 7, 43 net avg., In 20 3 vs TENN, 1 ET, CBS
Alex Ellis TE Jacksonville Practice Squad BYE Week
Arian Foster RB Miami 16 att, 47 yards | at. CIN, DNP vs TENN, 1 ET, CBS
Ramon Foster G Pittsburgh 4 GS | vs KC, 1 GS vs NYJ, 1 ET, CBS
Zach Fulton G Kansas City 4 GP, 3 GS | at. PIT, 1 GS BYE Week
Malik Jackson DE Jacksonville 9 tackles, 1 sack, 1 pass def| vs IND, 5 tackles, 1 pass def BYE Week
Ja'Wuan James T Miami 4 GS | at. CIN, 1 GS vs TENN, 1 ET, CBS
Curt Maggitt LB Indianapolis 2 tackles | at. JAX, 1 GP vs CHI, 1 ET, CBS
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh 2 tackles | vs KC, 1 tackle vs NYJ, 1 ET, CBS
Tony McDaniel DE Seattle 9 tackles, 1 Pass Def| at. NYJ, 4 tackles BYE Week
Rajion Neal RB Cleveland IR vs NE, 1 ET, CBS
Marquez North WR Los Angeles IR vs BUF, 4:25 ET, CBS
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota 5 ret, 163 yards | at. CAR, 2 ret, 20 yards vs HOU, 1 ET, CBS
Brian Randolph DB Los Angeles IR vs BUF, 4:25 ET, CBS
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland 1 GP, 1 rec, 1 yard | at. BAL, 1 rec, 1 yard vs SD, 4:25 ET, CBS
Chris Scott G Carolina On Commissioner Exempt list (MNF) vs TB, 8:30 ET, ESPN
Matt Simms QB Atlanta Practice Squad at. DEN, 4:05 ET, FOX
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay 2 GS | vs DEN, 2 GS (MNF) at. CAR, 8:30 ET, ESPN
Dallas Thomas G Miami -- | at. CIN, DNP vs SD, 4:25 ET, CBS
Dan Williams DT Oakland 4 GP, 2 tackles | at. BAL, 1 tackle at. BAL, 1 ET, CBS
Jason Witten TE Dallas 21 rec, 189 yards | at. SF, 7 rec, 47 yards vs CIN, 4:25 ET, CBS
-- = played, no stats

VFL Devrin Young Signs With CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders

VFL running back Devrin Young signed with the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders.  Young (5'8 - 173) signed with the Green and White after spending four seasons at Tennessee. In 33 career collegiate games, Young totaled 67 kickoff returns for 1,543 yards and 32 punt returns for 312 yards. He also added 50 carries for 204 rushing yards, and 18 receptions for 144 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

Vols In The NFL - Divisional Playoffs

VFLs In NFL Playoffs

Thirteen VFLs are on teams still alive in the NFL playoffs. Below is this week's schedule for the Divisional Round:

Saturday, Jan. 16
Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots, 4:35 p.m. ET on CBS
Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals, 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC

Sunday, Jan. 17
Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers, 1:05 p.m. ET on FOX
Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos, 4:40 p.m. ET on CBS

Berry's Playoff Pick

VFL Eric Berry intercepted a pass from Houston's Brian Hoyer in the first quarter and tallied three tackles to help the Kansas City Chiefs shut out the Texans, 30-0, in their Wildcard Weekend matchup at NRG Stadium.

It was Berry's first postseason pick. Berry, who was named to the All-Pro team by the Associated Press last week, is in the NFL playoffs for the third time in his career. Saturday's win marked the first time Berry has advanced past the wild card round.

Manning Will Start For Broncos

During their first-round bye, Denver named VFL Peyton Manning as its starting quarterback for the Broncos' Divisional Round game against Pittsburgh on Jan. 17.

Manning started the Denver Broncos' first nine games of the season, leading the team to a 7-2 mark.

After suffering a plantar fascia tear, he sat out the next six games while recovering from the injury before returning in Denver's regular-season finale against San Diego on Jan. 3. Manning entered the game with the Broncos down 13-7 in the third quarter and directed the team on four scoring drives en route to a 27-20 win that gave Denver the No. 1 AFC seed and home-field advantage in the playoffs.

Manning is in the NFL playoffs for the 15th time in his storied career. He ranks second all-time in career postseason passing yards (6,800) and fourth in postseason touchdowns (38).

Mayo Makes Postseason Return

VFL Jerod Mayo makes his postseason return after he was sidelined due to injury during the New England Patriots' Super Bowl run last year.

Mayo has played in seven postseason games with 58 career tackles (29 solo) and one forced fumble.

Mayo is a veteran leader on the Patriots' defense and played in all 16 regular-season games. He missed most of the 2014 season with a torn patella tendon, but battled back in the offseason to be healthy for the start of 2015. Mayo and the New England defense held opponents to under 20 points seven times this year and he finished the regular season strong with 21 tackles over the final four games.

Player Pos. Team Last Week Result Wild Card Weekend
Eric Berry DB Kansas City at Houston W, 30-0 3 tackles, 1 INT, 1 pass def
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City at Houston W, 30-0 Non-Football Injury List
Justin Coleman DB New England Bye
Britton Colquitt P Denver Bye
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City at Houston W, 30-0 4 punts, 45.3 avg, 3 in 20
Arian Foster RB Houston vs. Kansas City L, 30-0 Injured Reserve
Ramon Foster G Pittsburgh at Cincinnati W, 18-16 Started at LG
Zach Fulton G Kansas City at Houston W, 30-0 Started at C
Malik Jackson DE Denver Bye
Peyton Manning QB Denver Bye
Jerod Mayo LB New England Bye
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh at Cincinnati W, 18-16 ---
Rajion Neal RB Pittsburgh at Cincinnati W, 18-16 Practice Squad
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota vs. Seattle L, 10-9 3 KR, 21.0 avg.
Chris Scott G Carolina Bye
-- = played, no stats

Vols In The NFL - Week 17 Schedule

Berry Named To 4th Pro Bowl

VFL Eric Berry has earned a trip to the Pro Bowl for the fourth time in his career (2010, 2012, 2013, 2015). Berry has 61 tackles, two interceptions and 10 passes deflected this year. His return this season from Hodgkin lymphoma has been inspirational and he is considered a top candidate for NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

The Kansas City Chiefs are 10-5 with a playoff spot clinched entering Week 17. Berry, who ranks third on the team in tackles, played a major role in the Chiefs' turnaround after starting the year 1-5.

Ayers On Fire

VFL Robert Ayers is enjoying the best year of his seven-year NFL career. In just 11 games played, he had posted a career-high 8.5 sacks. He also set a new personal best with for passes deflected and is just five tackles away (34) of matching his career high of 39 (2011 and 2010 with Denver).

Ayers has recorded a sack in each of the New York Giants' last four games. He had 18 tackles and 6.5 sacks in the month of December.

Player Pos. Team Last Week Result Week 16 Stats Week 17 Opponent
Robert Ayers DE NY Giants at Minnesota L, 49-17 6 tackles, 1.5 sacks vs. PHI, 1 pm ET, FOX
Eric Berry DB Kansas City vs. Cleveland W, 17-13 3 tackles, 2 pass def vs. OAK, 4:25 pm ET, FOX
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City vs. Cleveland W, 17-13 Non-Football Injury List vs. OAK, 4:25 pm ET, FOX
Justin Coleman DB New England at NY Jets L, 26-20 1 tackle at MIA, 1 pm ET, CBS
Britton Colquitt P Denver vs. Cincinnati W, 20-17 5 punts, 41.8 avg, 3 in 20 vs. SD, 4:25 pm ET, CBS
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City vs. Cleveland W, 17-13 5 punts, 36.8 avg, 1 in 20 vs. OAK, 4:25 pm ET, FOX
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh W, 20-17 --- at CIN, 1 pm ET, FOX
Matt Darr P Miami vs. Indianapolis L, 18-12 3 punts, 52.3 avg, 1 in 20 vs. NE, 1 pm ET, CBS
Arian Foster RB Houston at Tennessee W, 34-6 Injured Reserve vs. JAC, 1 pm ET, CBS
Ramon Foster G Pittsburgh at Baltimore L, 20-17 Started at LG at CLE, 1 pm ET, CBS
Zach Fulton G Kansas City vs. Cleveland W, 17-13 Started at C vs. OAK, 4:25 pm ET, FOX
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee vs. Houston L, 34-6 Injured Reserve at IND, 1 pm ET, CBS
Malik Jackson DE Denver vs. Cincinnati W, 20-17 3 tackles vs. SD, 4:25 pm ET, CBS
Ja'Wuan James T Miami vs. Indianapolis L, 18-12 DNP vs. NE, 1 pm ET, CBS
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans vs. Jacksonville W, 38-27 2 rec, 19 yards at ATL, 1 pm ET, FOX
Peyton Manning QB Denver vs. Cincinnati W, 20-17 DNP vs. SD, 4:25 pm ET, CBS
Jerod Mayo LB New England at NY Jets L, 26-20 1 tackle at MIA, 1 pm ET, CBS
Jacques McClendon C/G Miami vs. Indianapolis L, 18-12 --- vs. NE, 1 pm ET, CBS
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh at Baltimore L, 20-17 --- at CLE, 1 pm ET, CBS
Tony McDaniel DE Tampa Bay vs. Chicago L, 26-21 4 tackles at CAR, 4:35 pm ET, FOX
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota vs. NY Giants W, 49-17 1 KR, 16 yards at GB, 8:30 pm ET, NBC
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland vs. San Diego W, 23-20 DNP at KC, 4:25 pm ET, FOX
Chris Scott G Carolina at Atlanta L, 20-17 --- vs. TB, 4:25 pm ET, FOX
Matt Simms QB Atlanta vs. Carolina W, 20-13 Practice Squad vs. NO, 1 pm ET, FOX
James Stone C/G Atlanta vs. Carolina W, 20-13 DNP vs. NO, 1 pm ET, FOX
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay vs. Chicago L, 26-21 1 rec, 7 yards at CAR, 4:35 pm ET, FOX
Dallas Thomas G Miami vs. Indianapolis L, 18-12 Started at LG vs. NE, 1 pm ET, CBS
Dan Williams DT Oakland vs. San Diego W, 23-20 3 tackles at KC, 4:25 pm ET, FOX
Jordan Williams DL Miami vs. Indianapolis L, 18-12 Practice Squad vs. NE, 1 pm ET, CBS
Jason Witten TE Dallas at Buffalo L, 16-6 1 rec, 12 yards vs. WAS 1 pm ET, FOX
Justin Worley QB Chicago at Tampa Bay W, 26-21 Practice Squad vs. DET, 1 pm ET, FOX
-- = played, no stats

Vols In the NFL - Week 16 Schedule

Stocker Scores

VFL Luke Stocker scored the second touchdown of his five-year NFL career in Week 15 in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 31-23 loss to the St. Louis Rams. Stocker hauled in a three-yard pass from Jameis Winston in the fourth quarter to pull the Bucs to within 28-13. It marked Stocker's first touchdown since catching a one-yard pass against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 23, 2012.

Christmas Eve VFLs

VFLs Mychal Rivera and Dan Williams will be playing in Thursday Night Football this week when the Oakland Raiders host the San Diego Chargers at 8:25 p.m. ET on NFL Network.

Williams is enjoying the best year of his six-year NFL career with personal bests of 13 starts and 43 tackles.

Rivera has six catches for 69 yards and a score over Oakland's last two games.

Player Pos. Team Last Week Result Week 15 Stats Week 16 Opponent
Robert Ayers DE NY Giants vs. Carolina L, 38-35 6 tackles, 1.5 sacks at MIN, 8:30 pm ET, NBC
Eric Berry DB Kansas City at Baltimore W, 34-14 4 tackles vs. CLE, 1 pm ET, CBS
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City at Baltimore W, 34-14 Non-Football Injury List vs. CLE, 1 pm ET, CBS
Justin Coleman DB New England vs. Tennessee W, 33-16 -- at NYJ, 1 pm ET, CBS
Britton Colquitt P Denver at Pittsburgh L, 34-27 6 punts, 43.0 avg, 1 in 20 vs. CIN (MON), 8:30 pm ET, ESPN
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City at Baltimore W, 34-14 5 punts, 41.0 avg, 3 in 20 vs. CLE, 1 pm ET, CBS
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore vs. Kansas City L, 34-14 -- vs. PIT, 1 pm ET, CBS
Matt Darr P Miami at San Diego L, 30-14 8 punts, 45.8 avg, 1 in 20 vs. IND, 1 pm ET, FOX
Arian Foster RB Houston at Indianapolis W, 16-10 Injured Reserve at TEN, 1 pm ET, CBS
Ramon Foster G Pittsburgh vs. Denver W, 34-27 Started at LG at BAL, 1 pm ET, CBS
Zach Fulton G Kansas City at Baltimore W, 34-14 Started at C vs. CLE, 1 pm ET, CBS
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee at New England L, 33-16 Injured Reserve vs. HOU, 1 pm ET, CBS
Malik Jackson DE Denver at Pittsburgh L, 34-27 5 tackles, 1.5 sacks vs. CIN (MON), 8:30 pm ET, ESPN
Ja'Wuan James T Miami at San Diego L, 30-14 DNP vs. IND, 1 pm ET, FOX
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans vs. Detroit L, 35-27 1 catch, 6 yards vs. JAC, 4:05 pm ET, CBS
Peyton Manning QB Denver at Pittsburgh L, 34-27 DNP vs. CIN (MON), 8:30 pm ET, ESPN
Jerod Mayo LB New England vs. Tennessee W, 33-16 6 tackles at NYJ, 1 pm ET, CBS
Jacques McClendon C/G Miami at San Diego L, 30-14 DNP vs. IND, 1 pm ET, FOX
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh vs. Denver W, 34-27 -- at BAL, 1 pm ET, CBS
Tony McDaniel DE Tampa Bay at St. Louis L, 31-23 5 tackles vs. CHI, 1 pm ET, FOX
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota vs. Chicago W, 38-17 -- vs. NYG, 8:30 pm ET, NBC
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland vs. Green Bay L, 30-20 3 catches, 20 yards vs. SD (TH), 8:25 pm ET, NFLN
Chris Scott G Carolina at NY Giants L, 38-35 -- at ATL, 1 pm ET, FOX
Matt Simms QB Atlanta at Jacksonville W, 23-17 Practice Squad vs. CAR 1 pm ET, FOX
James Stone C/G Atlanta at Jacksonville W, 23-17 DNP vs. CAR 1 pm ET, FOX
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay at St. Louis L, 31-23 3 catches, 25 yards, 1 TD vs. CHI, 1 pm ET, FOX
Dallas Thomas G Miami at San Diego L, 30-14 Started at LG vs. IND, 1 pm ET, FOX
Dan Williams DT Oakland vs. Green Bay L, 30-20 3 tackles vs. SD (TH), 8:25 pm ET, NFLN
Jordan Williams DL Miami at San Diego L, 30-14 DNP vs. IND, 1 pm ET, FOX
Jason Witten TE Dallas vs. NY Jets L, 19-16 5 catches, 49 yards at BUF, 1 pm ET, FOX
Justin Worley QB Chicago at Minnesota L, 38-17 Practice Squad at TB, 1 pm ET FOX
-- = played, no stats

Vols In the NFL - Week 14 Update/Week 15 Schedule

Rivera's Big Catch

VFL Mychal Rivera caught the winning touchdown pass in the Oakland Raiders' 15-12 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 14. Rivera hauled in a 16-yard pass from Derek Carr to give Oakland the lead with 14:26 left in the game.

The touchdown was Rivera's first of the season and the ninth of his career. Before that catch, his last touchdown was on Dec. 7, 2014, in a 24-13 win over San Francisco.

Player Pos. Team Last Week Result Week 14 Stats Week 15 Opponent
Robert Ayers DE NY Giants at Miami W, 31-24 1 tackle, 1.0 sack vs. CAR, 1 pm ET, FOX
Eric Berry DB Kansas City vs. San Diego W, 10-3 5 tackles at BAL, 1 pm ET, CBS
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City vs. San Diego W, 10-3 Non-Football Injury List at BAL, 1 pm ET, CBS
Justin Coleman DB New England at Houston W, 27-6 -- vs. TEN, 1 pm ET, CBS
Britton Colquitt P Denver vs. Oakland L, 15-12 4 punts, 44.5 avg at PIT, 4:25 pm ET, CBS
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City vs. San Diego W, 10-3 4 punts, 38.5 avg, 2 in 20 at BAL, 1 pm ET, CBS
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore vs. Seattle L, 35-6 -- vs. KC, 1 pm ET, CBS
Matt Darr P Miami vs. NY Giants L, 31-24 6 punts, 46.7 avg, 4 in 20 at SD, 4:25 pm ET, CBS
Arian Foster RB Houston vs. New England L, 27-6 Injured Reserve at IND, 1 pm ET, CBS
Ramon Foster G Pittsburgh at Cincinnati W, 33-20 Started at LG vs. DEN, 4;25 pm ET, CBS
Zach Fulton G Kansas City vs. San Diego W, 10-3 Started at C at BAL, 1 pm ET, CBS
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee at NY Jets L, 30-8 Injured Reserve at NE, 1 pm ET, CBS
Malik Jackson DE Denver vs. Oakland L, 15-12 2 tackles, 2 pass def at PIT, 4:25 pm ET, CBS
Ja'Wuan James T Miami vs. NY Giants L, 31-24 DNP at SD, 4:25 pm ET, CBS
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans at Tampa Bay W, 24-17 Practice Squad vs. DET, 8:30 pm ET, ESPN
Peyton Manning QB Denver vs. Oakland L, 15-12 DNP at PIT, 4:25 pm ET, CBS
Jerod Mayo LB New England at Houston W, 27-6 8 tackles vs. TEN, 1 pm ET, CBS
Jacques McClendon C/G Miami vs. NY Giants L, 31-24 DNP at SD, 4:25 pm ET, CBS
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh at Cincinnati W, 33-20 2 tackles, 0.5 sack vs. DEN, 4;25 pm ET, CBS
Tony McDaniel DE Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans L, 24-17 4 tackles at STL, 8:25 pm ET, NFLN
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota at Arizona L, 23-20 3 KR, 31.0 avg. vs. CHI, 1 pm ET, FOX
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland at Denver W, 15-12 3 rec, 49 yards, 1 TD vs. GB, 4:05 pm ET, FOX
Chris Scott G Carolina vs. Atlanta W, 38-0 -- at NYG, 1 pm ET, FOX
Matt Simms QB Atlanta at Carolina L, 38-0 Practice Squad at JAC, 1 pm ET, FOX
James Stone C/G Atlanta at Carolina L, 38-0 DNP at JAC, 1 pm ET, FOX
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans L, 24-17 -- at STL, 8:25 pm ET, NFLN
Dallas Thomas G Miami vs. NY Giants L, 31-24 Started at LG at SD, 4:25 pm ET, CBS
Dan Williams DT Oakland at Denver W, 15-12 4 tackles vs. GB, 4:05 pm ET, FOX
Jordan Williams DL Miami vs. NY Giants L, 31-24 DNP at SD, 4:25 pm ET, CBS
Jason Witten TE Dallas at Green Bay L, 28-7 5 catches, 40 yards vs. NYJ, 8:25 pm ET, NFLN
Justin Worley QB Chicago vs. Washington L, 24-21 Practice Squad at MIN, 1 pm ET, FOX
-- = played, no stats

Vols In The NFL - Week 14 Schedule

Player Pos. Team Week 14 Opponent
Robert Ayers DE NY Giants at MIA, MNF, 8:30 ET, ESPN
Eric Berry DB Kansas City vs. SD, 1 pm ET, CBS
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City vs. SD, 1 pm ET, CBS
Justin Coleman DB New England at HOU, 8:30 pm ET, NBC
Britton Colquitt P Denver vs. OAK, 4:05 pm ET, CBS
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City vs. SD, 1 pm ET, CBS
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore vs. SEA, 1 pm ET, FOX
Matt Darr P Miami vs. NYG, MNF, 8:30 ET, ESPN
Arian Foster RB Houston vs. NE, 8:30 pm ET, NBC
Ramon Foster G Pittsburgh at CIN, 1 pm ET, CBS
Zach Fulton G Kansas City vs. SD, 1 pm ET, CBS
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee at NYJ, 1 pm ET, CBS
Malik Jackson DE Denver vs. OAK, 4:05 pm ET, CBS
Ja'Wuan James T Miami vs. NYG, MNF, 8:30 pm ET, ESPN
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans at TB, 1 pm ET, FOX
Peyton Manning QB Denver vs. OAK, 4:05 pm ET, CBS
Jerod Mayo LB New England at HOU, 8:30 pm ET, NBC
Jacques McClendon C/G Miami vs. NYG, MNF, 8:30 pm ET, ESPN
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh at CIN, 1 pm ET, CBS
Tony McDaniel DE Tampa Bay vs. NO, 1 pm ET, FOX
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota vs. ARI (TH): 3 KR, 31.0 avg
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland at DEN, 4:05 pm ET, CBS
Chris Scott G Carolina vs. ATL, 1 pm ET, FOX
Matt Simms QB Atlanta at CAR, 1 pm ET, FOX
James Stone C/G Atlanta at CAR, 1 pm ET, FOX
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay vs. NO, 1 pm ET, FOX
Dallas Thomas G Miami vs. NYG, MNF, 8:30 pm ET, ESPN
Dan Williams DT Oakland at DEN, 4:05 pm ET, CBS
Jordan Williams DL Miami vs. NYG, MNF, 8:30 pm ET, ESPN
Jason Witten TE Dallas at GB, 4:25 pm ET, FOX
Justin Worley QB Chicago vs. WAS, 1 pm ET, FOX
-- = played, no stats

Vols In The NFL - Week 13 Update/Week 14 Schedule

Witten Reaches 1,000 Career Receptions

VFL Jason Witten had five catches for 45 yards against Washington on Nov. 22 and now has 1,003 career catches, 10th-most all-time. He passed Hines Ward and Larry Fitzgerald (1,000 each) on the all-time list in the 19-16 win for the Dallas Cowboys.

Witten is just the second tight end in NFL history to amass 1,000 career receptions, joining the great Tony Gonzalez (1,325). Of the all-time top 10 in receptions, only Witten (Cowboys), Marvin Harrison (Colts) and Reggie Wayne (Colts) recorded all of their catches with one team. He ranks third in career receptions among active players, trailing only free agent Reggie Wayne (1,070) and Colts wideout Andre Johnson (1,040).

Patterson Is NFL's Top Kick Returner

VFL Cordarrelle Patterson returned a kick 101 yards, untouched for a touchdown in Minnesota's 38-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks last week. He leads the NFL with a 31.1 kickoff return average and is the only player with two kickoff returned for scores this year.

Misc Notes

  • The New Orleans Saints signed VFL Austin Johnson to their active roster after a month on the practice squad. Read about it on NOLA.com.
  • VFL Jordan Williams made his NFL debut in Week 13 for the Miami Dolphins. Miami defeated Baltimore 15-13. He signed with the Dolphins off of their practice squad last week.
  • Player Pos. Team Last Week Result Week 13 Stats Week 14 Opponent
    Robert Ayers DE NY Giants vs. NY Jets L, 23-20 5 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 pass def at MIA, MNF, 8:30 ET, ESPN
    Eric Berry DB Kansas City at Oakland W, 34-20 3 tackles vs. SD, 1 pm ET, CBS
    Tyler Bray QB Kansas City at Oakland W, 34-20 Non-Football Injury List vs. SD, 1 pm ET, CBS
    Justin Coleman DB New England vs. Philadelphia L, 35-28 DNP at HOU, 8:30 pm ET, NBC
    Britton Colquitt P Denver at San Diego W, 17-3 5 punts, 36.6 avg, 2 in 20 vs. OAK, 4:05 pm ET, CBS
    Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City at Oakland W, 34-20 5 punts, 50.0 avg, 2 in 20 vs. SD, 1 pm ET, CBS
    Morgan Cox LS Baltimore at Miami L, 15-13 -- vs. SEA, 1 pm ET, FOX
    Matt Darr P Miami vs. Baltimore W, 15-13 9 punts, 45.8 avg, 2 in 20 vs. NYG, MNF, 8:30 ET, ESPN
    Arian Foster RB Houston at Buffalo L, 30-21 Injured Reserve vs. NE, 8:30 pm ET, NBC
    Ramon Foster G Pittsburgh vs. Indianapolis W, 45-10 Started at LG at CIN, 1 pm ET, CBS
    Zach Fulton G Kansas City at Oakland W, 34-20 Started at C (first start at C) vs. SD, 1 pm ET, CBS
    Justin Hunter WR Tennessee vs. Jacksonville W, 42-39 Injured Reserve at NYJ, 1 pm ET, CBS
    Malik Jackson DE Denver at San Diego W, 17-3 2 tackles, 2 pass def vs. OAK, 4:05 pm ET, CBS
    Ja'Wuan James T Miami vs. Baltimore W, 15-13 DNP vs. NYG, MNF, 8:30 pm ET, ESPN
    Austin Johnson FB New Orleans vs. Carolina L, 41-38 Practice Squad at TB, 1 pm ET, FOX
    Peyton Manning QB Denver at San Diego W, 17-3 DNP vs. OAK, 4:05 pm ET, CBS
    Jerod Mayo LB New England vs. Philadelphia L, 35-28 4 tackles, 1 sack, 1 pass def at HOU, 8:30 pm ET, NBC
    Jacques McClendon C/G Miami vs. Baltimore W, 15-13 DNP vs. NYG, MNF, 8:30 pm ET, ESPN
    Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh vs. Indianapolis W, 45-10 -- at CIN, 1 pm ET, CBS
    Tony McDaniel DE Tampa Bay vs. Atlanta W, 23-19 1 tackle, 1 pass def vs. NO, 1 pm ET, FOX
    Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota vs. Seattle L, 38-7 5 KR, 39.0 avg, 101-yd TD at ARI, TH, 8:25 pm ET, NFLN
    Mychal Rivera TE Oakland vs. Kansas City L, 34-20 2 rec, 13 yards at DEN, 4:05 pm ET, CBS
    Chris Scott G Carolina at New Orleans W, 41-38 DNP vs. ATL, 1 pm ET, FOX
    Matt Simms QB Atlanta at Tampa Bay L, 23-19 Practice Squad at CAR, 1 pm ET, FOX
    James Stone C/G Atlanta at Tampa Bay L, 23-19 -- at CAR, 1 pm ET, FOX
    Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay vs. Atlanta W, 23-19 1 rec, 4 yards vs. NO, 1 pm ET, FOX
    Dallas Thomas G Miami vs. Baltimore W, 15-13 Started at LG vs. NYG, MNF, 8:30 pm ET, ESPN
    Dan Williams DT Oakland vs. Kansas City L, 34-20 3 tackles, 0.5 sack at DEN, 4:05 pm ET, CBS
    Jordan Williams DL Miami vs. Baltimore W, 15-13 -- vs. NYG, MNF, 8:30 pm ET, ESPN
    Jason Witten TE Dallas at Washington W, 19-16 5 rec, 45 yards at GB, 4:25 pm ET, FOX
    Justin Worley QB Chicago vs. San Francisco L, 26-20 Practice Squad vs. WAS, 1 pm ET, FOX
    -- = played, no stats

    Tonight's Vol Calls Lineup - Dec. 7

    Be sure to tune in at 8 p.m. ET to the Vol Network for tonight's Vol Calls lineup!

    Dec. 7 Lineup

    Dave Hart (Live - phone)
    Coach Butch Jones (Taped interview)
    Jim McVay, President and CEO of Outback Bowl (Live - phone)
    Coach Rick Barnes - (On-site at Calhoun's)

    Listen live in Knoxville on WNML (990 AM/99.1 FM) or ONLINE HERE

    Located on the Tennessee River in the shadows of Neyland Stadium, Calhoun's on the River has been the home of "Vol Calls" since 2012. Famous for its award-winning ribs, BBQ and other delicious Southern dishes, Calhoun's is one of Tennessee's most famous landmark restaurants. The restaurant will give away prizes each week during football season through its Facebook and Twitter pages including two game tickets and two corporate hospitality passes for each home UT football game. Weather permitting, some shows during the season will be held out on the restaurant's large deck overlooking the Tennessee River and Neyland Stadium.

    "Vol Calls" is the exclusive radio program and event where Tennessee fans can call in and talk with the head coaches of the Volunteers and Lady Vols. Fans can place a "Vol Call" anywhere in the United States by dialing 1 (800) 688-8657 or Tennessee customers of Verizon can dial #TENN. Patrons at Calhoun's On the River may ask a question in person and fans may also submit questions through the IMG-Vol Network Facebook page. The program can be heard on close to 50-plus radio stations across the state of Tennessee and the Southeast on the Vol Radio Network. The weekly program can also be heard online live or archived for free each week through UTSports.com.

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