Tennessee Football: Vols in free agency update

Some former Tennessee football players have been in the news during free agency, so where have all of our favorite players signed?

Tennessee football has been slowly placing a few players throughout the NFL, and now we’re starting to see some of them make a name for themselves in the NFL community.

One of those players is Emmanuel Moseley. He played a huge part in the 49ers secondary dominating its opponents and making it all the way to the Super Bowl.

Fortunately for Moseley, he will be staying put in San Fransisco after signing a one-year deal. Although I think he deserves a long-term contract, the one-year deal worth $675,000 will give Moseley another opportunity to prove he belongs in San Fransisco for years to come.

Minnesota Vikings punter Britton Colquitt also re-upped his contract. Colquitt signed a three-year deal worth $5 million guaranteed. This is no surprise as both Colquitt brothers are some of the best punters that the NFL has to offer.

After two years with the Buffalo Bills, tight end Jason Croom also re-signed with a one-year deal that’s worth $675,000. I feel like Croom’s contract will go a lot further in the Buffalo economy compared to Moseley’s identical contract in San Fransisco.

Although those three players re-signed their contracts, we currently have two Vols move up from the Canadian Football League to the NFL.

The first guy is defensive end Kendal Vickers, who will be joining Tennessee legend Jason Witten in Las Vegas with the Raiders. Vickers will have to work a bit harder than Witten to get on the field during the regular season, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he earned some playing time.

Vickers signed a one-year contract with Las Vegas worth $610,000 with a chance to prove his worth in the NFL with a franchise that is trying to rebuild.

Jonathan Kongbo is also upgrading from the CFL to the NFL after winning the 2019 Grey Cup with his contract with the San Fransisco 49ers. Somehow Kongbo convinced the 49ers front office to give him a bigger contract than Moseley.

Kongbo’s new contract is two-years worth $1.39 million. In the 12 games he played, Kongbo totaled 12 tackles and one sack.

It looks like we’re going to start seeing Vols find their spot on NFL rosters more often, and I don’t have any problem with that. With what Jeremy Pruitt is building on Rocky Top, I think there’s only going to be more and more Vols in the NFL for years to come.