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Two former Vols find opportunities in NFL minicamps

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It was a pretty lean year in terms of NFL talent for the Tennessee Volunteers in 2018. Tennessee was shut out of the 2019 NFL Draft and saw only four players sign undrafted free agent deals afterwards.

However, one more from this class will get an opportunity in an NFL minicamp. Quarterback Keller Chryst was listed on the Steelers’ minicamp roster which was released on Friday. The former Stanford passer transferred to Tennessee for his senior season, looking for an opportunity to play. That didn’t happen, however, as Chryst lost the battle to Jarrett Guarantano.

Chryst went 23-51 in his senior season, throwing for 450 yards and three touchdowns against two interceptions. He will now have a chance to be the “camp arm” in Pittsburgh.

Additionally, former Tennessee tight end Ethan Wolf is getting a tryout with the Panthers. The second year pro went undrafted in 2018, but signed with the Titans. Wolf didn’t make the 53 man roster, but landed on the Packers’ practice squad.

Elsewhere, Shy Tuttle signed with the Saints, while Kyle Phillips landed with the Jets. Micah Abernathy inked a deal with the Vikings. Quart’e Sapp announced an opportunity with the Titans, but he was not a part of their official announcement made earlier in the week.