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VFL Denarius Moore Signs With Bengals

VFL Denarius Moore has signed with the Cincinnati Bengals after the fifth-year year receiver had played his entire career with the Oakland Raiders since being drafted out of Tennessee in 2011. 

He played in 51 games with 37 starts for Oakland, with 142 receptions for 2169 yards (15.3 avg.) nd 17 touchdowns. He also had 42 punt returns for a 6.8-yard average. He was a fifth-round Oakland draft choice in 2011.

Moore played in 10 games (two starts) for the Raiders last season, catching 12 passes for 115 yards.

His biggest receiving year for the Raiders was 2012, when he played and started 15 games and caught 51-for-741 (14.5) with seven TDs. In 2013, he played 13 games (10 starts) and caught 46-for-695 (15.1) with five TDs.


Here's a look at coverage from the media: 

Happy Birthday - April 6

On April 6 we're celebrating a pair of birthdays on Rocky Top! One of the newest members of the Big Orange family, football's Kyle Oliver, is blowing out the candles today, as is former women's basketball standout Kamiko Williams!

Oliver is an incoming freshman who committed to Tennessee on National Signing Day back on Feb. 4. He is a 6-4, 226-pound tight end who will arrive in Knoxville with a three-star rating in tow. He lettered in football at Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and logged 102 receptions for 1,474 yards and five touchdowns in his three-year prep career. Born this day in 1997, Oliver turns 18 years old today.



Williams graduated from UT in 2013 after a four-year career on the hardwood for the Lady Vols. The guard appeared in 128 games over her four-year career, averaging 5.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game. During her senior year, she averaged 11.8 points and 3.5 steals per contest over Tennessee's NCAA Tournament run to the Elite Eight. Following the 2012-13 season, Williams was drafted by the WNBA's New York Liberty with the 15th overall pick. She did not play in 2014 after suffering a torn ACL. Williams is 24 years old today.



Happy birthday Kyle and Kamiko!



Sunday's Tennessee Football Briefing (4/5/15)

The Vols held their first spring practice at Neyland Stadium on Saturday. Get the full scoop in #VolReport: Team 119's Neyland Debut.


Alvin Kamara and Evan Berry were cited by Coach Jones as the standouts from Saturday's action. Read more: Kamara's Spark On Display, Saturday

Also on UTSports.com: 

The latest from the media includes: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Dobbs, Kamara reuniting in Vols' backfield
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Evan Berry stands out in UT Vols' scrimmage
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Dobbs preps for entire season of fun
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Kamara shows big-play ability
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 'Night and day' difference for Malone
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols give peek at depth chart
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Kamara shines again in scrimmage
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Gaulden showing 'progress' at nickel
- Maryville Daily Times: No more why at the Z for UT's Howard

Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (4/4/15)

The Vols will practice at Neyland Stadium for the first time this spring on Saturday, as they go through their sixth session. 


Get all of your spring camp info in our CAMP CENTRAL.

Here's a look at Saturday's stories from the media: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols defensive end Lewis embracing opportunity
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Gillespie adjusts to new role
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: DeBord happy with freshman QBs


Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (4/3/15)

Butch Jones led the Vols through their fifth spring practice on Thursday. Get the full scoop in the #VolReport: Assistants Break It Down

More on UTSports.com from Camp Central

Here's a look at coverage from the media:
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Gaulden, Foreman getting corner time for Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Weatherd working as hybrid on defense
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones hasn't had luxury of redshirting
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Butch Jones shows power of social media
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: DeBord happy with freshman QBs
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols moving Weatherd to hybrid role
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols bringing Bates back slowly


Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (4/1/15)

Happy April! We are 24 days from the DISH Orange & White Game.


On Tuesday, Butch Jones held the Vols' fourth spring practice. Follow all of our coverage in our Camp Central

Get the latest from UTSports.com:

Media coverage includes: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols have solid trio at safety
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Thigpen understands social media's power
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Stripling sees positives to depleted line
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Tight ends still 'work in progress'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: QB Dormady showing 'tremendous progress'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols CB Moseley to miss 'a few weeks'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols' Kelly showing spring improvement

Happy Birthday - April 1

It's a brand new month and we are wishing a very happy Big Orange birthday to football defensive coordinator John Jancek!



Coach Jancek will be entering his third season at defensive coordinator for UT in 2015. He has coached in eight bowl games, including last season's TaxSlayer Bowl and has helped his teams to five conference championships and one national championship. Last year he coached two All-SEC selections in Derek Barnett and Curt Maggitt, the former of whom was named a consensus Freshman All-American. 

Happy birthday, Coach Jancek!


Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (3/30/15)



Here's a look at Monday's stories from the media.

- Knoxville News Sentinel: DeBord hits the ground running
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Bigger, stronger Smith knocking off rust
- UT Daily Beacon: Reeves-Maybin thriving in leadership role for Tennessee defense  

Sunday's Tennessee Football Briefing (3/29/15)

The Vols held their first padded practice on Saturday. Get the latest on who stood out: #VolReport: Cracking The Pads including this drill from the Vols 'Circle Of Life' drill. 





Saturday was also the Vols annual Faculty Appreciation Day. Brian Rice filed this story on the day: Faculty Day Gives Insight Into Team 119.


Here's a look at coverage from the media: 
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols hold first practice in pads
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Josh Smith working his way back
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Kamara thriving in new Tennessee home
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols CB Moseley sidelined by illness

Happy Birthday - March 28

Rocky Top has got two birthdays to celebrate on this March 28. We're sending some 'happy birthday' wishes to football's Thomas Edwards and some more to men's basketball VFL Jordan McRae

After redshirting his true freshman season, Edwards saw his first collegiate action with the Volunteers during the 2014 season. He appeared in two games, making his debut on homecoming against Chattanooga. A native of Kingsport, Tennessee, Edwards played prep football at Dobyns-Bennett High School where he was named first team All-Big Eight Conference. He is 20 years old today.



A four-year letterwinner for Vol Basketball, McRae donned the Orange and White from 2010-14. As a senior in 2014, he started all 32 games and averaged a career-best 18.7 points per contest. He shot 43.6 percent from the field, including a 35.1 mark from beyond the arc. He closed out his career ranked 16th on Tennessee's all-time scoring list (1,521 points) and seventh on the all-time list for 3-pointers made (179). He was selected in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs and was traded to Philadelphia later that night. After a stint in Australia with Melbourne United, McRae returned to the U.S. after being acquired by the Delaware 87ers of the D-League. Just last week, he recorded career-highs with 39 points and 13 boards against the Oklahoma City Blue.



Happy birthday Thomas and Jordan!


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