#VFL Jason Witten will take part in his 10th Pro Bowl on Sunday night as a member of Team Irvin. Witten is the third VFL to be selected for this year's game joining quarterback Peyton Manning and running back Arian Foster. Both Manning and Foster will not play do to injury.
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Former Vols quarterback Bo Hardegree has been hired by the Chicago Bears as an offensive assistant. Read the official release: Bears hire Hardegree as assistant.
Former Tennessee defensive lineman Kacy Rodgers has been named the new defensive coordinator for the New York Jets.
Rodgers and new Jets head coach Todd Bowles worked together on Bill Parcells' Dallas staff in 2005. They were Cowboys for three seasons, then stayed together on Tony Sparano's Miami Dolphins staff for the four years after that.
And from 2008-14, his entire tenure with Miami, Rodgers' Dolphins D-lines have contributed strongly to 287 sacks, third-most in the NFL in that span behind only Minnesota and Philadelphia.
Before the pros, Rodgers coached D-line at Tennessee-Martin, Louisiana-Monroe and Middle Tennessee State. He also rose to assistant head coach at UT-Martin (1997) and MTSU (2000-01).
The East cornerbacks form one of the most talented units in this game, and Coleman was a standout during the week of practice.
Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times asked East coach Mike Singletary which players impressed him the most. Singletary first mentioned Coleman, who had an impressive interception during coverage drills Wednesday. Coleman measured 5-11, 184 pounds with a solid, thick build. He had four interceptions for the Volunteers in 2014 while played mostly inside.
The week was an excellent test for Coleman. He was forced to match up with receivers in tight man coverage more often than he did for the Vols. Coleman excelled in those drills. He also showcased excellent ball skills during position work.
CB Justin Coleman showed good COD and impressed in man coverage. Also came up with an INT in one on one drills on Wednesday @Shrine_Game-- NFL Draft Blitz (@NFLDraftBlitz) January 14, 2015
DBs at #shrinegame practice that clearly excelled in one on ones were Tennessee's Justin Coleman and Georgia's Damian Swann. Both got INTs.-- Eric Galko (@OptimumScouting) January 14, 2015
Justin Coleman CB Tennessee and Derrick Lott DT Chattanooga also caught interest from Redskins scouts.-- Stephen Seufert (@SteveThaCannon_) January 14, 2015