Saints begin roster cuts, place linebacker Compton in IR
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have placed veteran linebacker Will Compton on injured reserve, possibly ending his season.
New Orleans also has removed 16 other players from the...
Vols motivated to end season on positive note against Vanderbilt
KNOXVILLE — Last season’s loss to in-state rival Vanderbilt left a sour taste in the mouth of Tennessee’s players.
The disappointment coming out of that 45-34 loss was so great defensive lineman Kendal Vickers still hasn’t watched the film. The game cost the Vols a shot at a Sugar Bowl berth and a nine-win regular season.
“That was probably the worst loss I’ve had at UT,” senior linebacker Colton Jumper said. “That one hurt a lot. That’s definitely in the back or our minds.”
Colton Jumper confident moving to middle linebacker
KNOXVILLE — It was news that no one around the Tennessee football program wanted this week.
Junior linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. went into meniscus surgery Wednesday hoping he’d come out healthy enough to be able to return in three to four weeks. The diagnosis was far worse, and Kirkland will miss the entire 2017 season.