Vols sign with NFL teams as UDFAs in hours after draft


Knoxville, TENN. (WATE) – The end of the NFL Draft doesn’t mean the end of a football career. Hundreds of would-be pros hear from NFL teams shortly after the conclusion of the draft to fill out preseason rosters as undrafted free agents.

Despite being boxed out of the NFL Draft for the third time in five years, Tennessee still had talent desirable enough to compete for a longterm roster spot this summer.

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Kyle Phillips 

Phillips was thought to be the Vol most likely to be drafted, and was one of the first to find work in the aftermath, signing with the New York Jets. The senior had a career best year in 2018.

Shy Tuttle

Tuttle signing with the New Orleans Saints. The North Carolina product had 33 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1 sack and 1 interception in his final year on Rocky Top.

Micah Abernathy

The senior safety is heading to Minnesota after agreeing to a deal with the Vikings. Abernathy started 30 games in his four-year college career.

Quart’e Sapp

Sapp staying in the Volunteer State after coming to terms with the Titans. The redshirt junior recorded 78 tackles in 2017 and 29 last year.

Story will continue to be updated as more signings are reported.

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