The 2021 NFL season is through its first three months and several former Tennessee players were in action and having productive performances during Week 12.
Jauan Jennings caught his second NFL touchdown,
Justin Coleman got into the end zone on special teams,
Cordarrelle Patterson returned from injury with a big game and
Darrell Taylor continued his impressive. Several other former Tennessee players who made noise for their teams.
GoVols247 recaps how every former Tennessee player fared during the 12th week of the NFL season in the latest installment of our weekly feature.
Jennings scores second NFL touchdown
Second-year wide receiver
Jauan Jennings , the 2020 seventh-round pick, has seen his playing time increase of late for the 49ers offense, and it continued with his catching a touchdown pass in the win against the Vikings this week. After hauling in a red-zone touchdown in Week 2 against the Eagles, Jennings again got open with San Francisco near the goal line and hauled in a 3-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. In the past four games, he has four catches on six targets for 31 yards.
Jimmy G evens it up before the half! #FTTB
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Jennings already had made an impact on the game, catching a 21-yard pass to convert third-and-6 on the 49ers' opening drive of the game, and he had a 15-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter overturned by replay review because he narrowly missed getting his second foot inbounds.
Emmanuel Moseley started and had four tackles in the game.
Taylor adds another sack to debut season
It's been an otherwise tough season in Seattle, but defensive end
Darrell Taylor continues to be a bright spot for the 3-8 Seahawks. The 2020 second-round pick, who missed all of last season due to a leg injury, has made an impact as a pass-rusher this season and notched his team-leading fifth sack of the season in the second quarter of the loss to the Washington Football Team on Monday Night Football. Taylor had four tackles in the game including the effort off the edge for the negative play.
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Patterson returns from injury with big game
Cordarrelle Patterson missed Week 11 due to an ankle injury, but it turned out to be the only game he had to miss and he returned with a big performance in a win at the Jaguars. The wide receiver-turned-running back rushed for a career-high 108 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns while catching two of his three targets for 27 yards, including a 20-yard reception. "Scoredarrelle" Patterson scored from 7 yards out in the first quarter and his second touchdown was a 12-yarder in the second quarter.
SCOREDARRELLE PATTERSON. #DirtyBirds
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Coleman scores touchdown on blocked punt
The Dolphins have surged since losing seven straight football games, and defensive back
Justin Coleman has been a helpful part of the turnaround in Miami with interceptions in two games during the winning streak. The veteran defender got in the act on special teams in the blowout win against the Panthers this week, returning a blocked punt for a touchdown. Coleman returned two interceptions for touchdowns while with the Seahawks in 2017, so this was the third touchdown of his NFL career.
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Coleman played 20 snaps at the nickel spot for Miami's defense, but didn't record any stats.
Rounding up the rest of the former Vols
> Chargers rookie wide receiver
Josh Palmer caught both of his targets for 25 yards, including an 18-yard reception in the fourth quarter, in the loss at the Broncos.
> Eagles defensive end
Derek Barnett had five tackles and two tackles for loss, including one for a 13-yard loss to stop an end-around, in the loss at the Giants.
> For the Saints in the loss to the Bills on Thanksgiving Night, wide receiver
Marquez Callaway caught two of his four targets for 24 yards, including a 17-yard to convert a third down in the third quarter, and defensive tackle
Shy Tuttle started and had three tackles.
> Lions linebacker
Jalen Reeves-Maybin , Detroit's fourth-leading tackler on the season, had five tackles on 35 defensive snaps in the loss to the Bears on Thanksgiving Day.
> Jets defensive end
Kyle Phillips , in his second game of the 2021 season after coming back from injury, had three tackles and one quarterback hit to help the Jets win at the Texans.
> Steelers cornerback
Cameron Sutton started and had four tackles in the loss at the Bengals.
> Browns defensive tackle
Malik Jackson started and had two tackles in the loss at the Ravens on Sunday Night Football.
> Vikings tight end
Luke Stocker played six snaps on offense and 13 on special teams, but did not record any stats in the loss at the 49ers.
> Patriots fullback
Jakob Johnson played 12 snaps on offense and 13 on special teams, but did not record any stats in the win against the Titans.
> Dolphins punter
Michael Palardy punted four times for a 40.5-yard overall and net average with a 46-yard long and all four inside the 20 in the win against the Panthers.
> Titans long snapper
Morgan Cox did his job on one field goal, two extra points and two punts and got in the box score with a tackle on punt coverage in the loss at the Patriots.
Not in action
Inactive: Saints RB
Alvin Kamara (knee injury), Falcons P
Dustin Colquitt (Reserve/Covid-19 list), Raiders DL
Kendal Vickers , Seahawks DB
Nigel Warrior (activated from IR on Saturday).
Bye Week: OL
Trey Smith (Chiefs).
Injured reserve/Non-Football Injury (NFI): LB
Alexander Johnson (Broncos), OL
Ja'Wuan James (Ravens), TE
Jason Croom (Eagles), QB
Joshua Dobbs (Steelers).
Practice squad: TE
Ethan Wolf (Saints), DB
Bryce Thompson (Saints), RB
John Kelly (Browns), TE
Alex Ellis (Cardinals).
Source : https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-Vols-Football-NFL-Tracking-Former-Players-2021-Season-Week-12-Jauan-Jennings-Cordarrelle-Patterson-Darrell-Taylor-Justin-Coleman-176781028/1745