Tennessee senior S LaDarrell McNeil will be out an indefinite amount of time with what HC Butch Jones is terming "neck instability."
Tennessee junior WR Alton Howard has been suspended for the team's season-opener due to an unspecified violation of team rules.
According to NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter, Tennessee sophomore DE Derek Barnett shows "an innate ability to get under the pads of his man to shorten the corner."
Tennessee senior S LaDarrell McNeil "shows the toughness and athleticism to fill in wherever needed," notes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.
Tennessee redshirt sophomore LG Austin Sanders will miss the season due to a torn biceps tendon.
Tennessee sophomore DB Rashaan Gaulden broke a bone in his foot and will miss a month of action, according to Ryan Callahan of 247 Sports.
Per TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, Tennessee junior WR Marquez North has the ability to quickly work up draft boards this fall.
TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline says scouts are making a mistake by ignoring Tennessee graduate RB Ralph David Abernathy.
Per TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, Tennessee junior CB Cameron Sutton has the ability to move up boards this fall.
Tennessee redshirt senior edge rusher Curt Maggitt "is a physical specimen who flashes brilliance but needs to round out his game," observes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.
Tennessee redshirt sophomore RB Alvin Kamara has already emerged as the offense's vocal leader.
Tennessee sophomore TE A.J. Branisel will visit the Western Kentucky campus on Friday in advance of an expected transfer to the school.
Tennessee junior WR Marquez North's leg injury is not considered to be serious and the pass catcher might only miss a week of practice (or less), according to Wes Rucker of 247 Sports.
Tennessee junior WR Marquez North's status following Wednesday's leg injury "looks more positive than negative," according to WNML's Jimmy Hyams.
Tennessee junior WR Marquez North is feared to be out for the entire 2015 season after going down with a non-contact injury during Wednesday's practice, according to local radio host Brad Matthews.