The Jacksonville Jaguars protested against inequality and police brutality on Friday, marching from their stadium to the steps of the sheriff’s department.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with journeyman quarterback Mike Glennon, giving them a veteran backup behind Gardner Minshew.
HOUSTON (AP) — Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown, who leads the NFL in yards receiving, was inactive against the Houston Texans on Monday after injuring his left calf last week.
Brown is out indefinitely as the AFC North champion Steelers chase a first-round bye in the playoffs.
Offensive lineman Jeff Allen, who sustained a concussion last week, was inactive for the Texans.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Green Bay will be without linebacker Clay Matthews when the Packers try to pull an upset in Pittsburgh against the Steelers.
The Packers made Matthews inactive for their prime-time meeting with the AFC North-leading Steelers. Matthews is dealing with a groin injury. Matthews suffered the injury in the first half of last week's loss to Baltimore.
DETROIT (AP) — Golden Tate is active for the Detroit Lions in Sunday night's game against Pittsburgh despite a shoulder issue that limited the receiver in practice this past week.
Pittsburgh receiver Martavis Bryant is inactive after his social media outburst following a victory over Cincinnati last weekend.
Tate is the Lions' leader with 36 catches for 363 yards this season.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano has been phoning a few friends to get an idea of what to expect Saturday when he faces No. 1 Alabama in his first career road start.
Guarantano concedes he can't fully get a handle on what he will encounter until he steps onto the field.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Steelers rookie Joshua Dobbs promised his mother he'd score a touchdown and save her the football as a souvenir for her birthday.
He got her two.
Dobbs threw for one touchdown and ran for the winning score with 2 seconds left and the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Carolina Panthers 17-14 Thursday night in the preseason finale for both teams.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's main quarterback candidates both come from football families.
Quinten Dormady's father was his high school coach. Jarrett Guarantano's dad played at Rutgers on a staff that included a graduate assistant named Butch Jones, now the head coach at Tennessee.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee believes it still has plenty of explosiveness on offense despite losing last year's top big-play threats to the NFL.
But much of that talent remains unproven.
Tennessee must replace plenty of firepower because quarterback Joshua Dobbs, running back Alvin Kamara and wide receiver Josh Malone all were drafted in the first four rounds. Running back John Kelly says the Volunteers have quality candidates to fill the void.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Quarterback Sheriron Jones is leaving Tennessee's program again.
Tennessee athletic department spokesman Stephen Lee confirmed Tuesday that Jones has been granted his release to transfer. 247Sports first reported Jones was transferring.
Jones had left Tennessee's team in January 2016 to transfer to Colorado, but he returned to the Volunteers later that month.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Quinten Dormady delivered quite an opening volley in a Tennessee quarterback competition that figures to last well into the summer.
Dormady went 10-of-10 passing for 120 yards and threw touchdown passes on each of his two series Saturday in a weather-shortened Orange & White Game. Dormady is bidding to replace the departed Joshua Dobbs as Tennessee's starting quarterback.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Joshua Dobbs has earned nearly as much attention for his academic achievements as his football exploits, so he is approaching the NFL draft process like he is prepping for an exam.
And the results are familiar: Dobbs is acing his football tests as well.
Regarded as a potential late-round selection or even an undrafted free agent prior to his senior season, the aerospace engineering major now could hear his name called by the second night of the NFL draft.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's draft drought is about to end in resounding fashion.
After not having a single player drafted each of the last two years, Tennessee has a chance of getting two players selected in the first round April 27 in Philadelphia. Defensive end Derek Barnett and running back Alvin Kamara are projected as potential first-round picks.
"It would mean a lot," Kamara said. "It would just increase the visibility of an already visible program."
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs has been selected as a Torchbearer, which is billed as the highest student honor given out by the university.
Dobbs learned Thursday that he'd received the honor. He's only the 26th student-athlete to earn the award, which has been given out since 1931. More than 650 students overall have been named Torchbearers during that time.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's quarterback competition has officially begun.
The search for Joshua Dobbs' replacement took center stage Tuesday as the Volunteers opened spring practice. Tennessee has scholarship quarterbacks are Quinten Dormady, Jarrett Guarantano and Sheriron Jones back from last season, and the Vols also have walk-on Zac Jancek and incoming freshman Will McBride, who enrolled early enough to participate in spring practice.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joshua Dobbs finished his Tennessee career making one final move, helping All-America defensive lineman Derek Barnett figure out how to lead the band in "Rocky Top."
"I was a little nervous," Barnett said with a laugh.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs made his final home game one to remember.
Not even having his team knocked out of the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division race could ruin his day.
Dobbs threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores — including a career-long 70-yarder — as Tennessee won a 63-37 shootout with Missouri on Saturday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The unexpected departure of running back Jalen Hurd hasn't hindered Tennessee's rushing attack.
In its first two games since Hurd left the team, Tennessee (7-3, 3-3 SEC) has averaged 276.5 yards rushing per game and 8.4 yards per carry. Tennessee's robust rushing attack has compensated for the defense's recent inability to stop the run heading into Saturday's game with Missouri (3-7, 1-5).
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The pregame coin toss each week has provided insight into the injury problems that have hampered Tennessee all season.
Tennessee typically likes to send captains Joshua Dobbs, Alvin Kamara, Jalen Reeves-Maybin and Cam Sutton to midfield for the coin toss. But injuries sometimes left Dobbs as the only healthy captain who's in full uniform for each game.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On a day when both teams ran wild, Kentucky couldn't quite catch up to Tennessee.
Joshua Dobbs threw touchdown passes to three different receivers and ran for two more scores Saturday as Tennessee defeated Kentucky 49-36 to continue its domination of this annual series.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs' eye-popping numbers against an overmatched opponent last week were most notable for what was missing.
For the first time all season, Dobbs didn't commit a single turnover in a game as Tennessee rolled to a 55-0 victory over Football Championship Subdivision program Tennessee Tech. He wants to carry that momentum Saturday as Tennessee (6-3, 2-3 SEC) hosts Kentucky (5-4, 4-3).
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee finally ended its pattern of slow starts.
The Volunteers hope that sets the tone for a fast finish.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina starting cornerback Chris Lammons was ejected against No. 18 Tennessee for throwing two punches at Vols receiver Jauan Jennings.
Lammons was called for unsportsmanlike conduct and thrown out in the opening quarter. He was locked up Jennings away from the play on a long run by Vols quarterback Joshua Dobbs when he freed his arm and connected with a punch to Jennings stomach, then took a swing at his helmet.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs has had his share of close games with South Carolina. He is expecting another one when the 18th-ranked Vols face the Gamecocks on Saturday.
No. 18 Tennessee (5-2, 2-2 SEC) at South Carolina (3-4, 1-4), 7:20 p.m. (ESPN2)
Line: Tennessee by 13½.
Series Record: Tennessee leads 25-7-2.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Tennessee is looking to stay in the SEC Eastern Division hunt and bounce back in a big way after two disheartening losses to No. 9 Texas A&M and No. 1 Alabama. South Carolina coach Will Muschamp hopes to build momentum after his team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 34-28 win over UMass last Saturday.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — No. 8 Texas A&M outlasted ninth-ranked Tennessee 45-38 in double overtime Saturday to improve to 6-0 for the first time since 1994 after starting the previous two seasons with five wins before losing.
"It's great," defensive end Myles Garrett said. "We finally got over the hump, the little 5-0 hill that we've been facing every year."
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M has had a tough time piling on points late after building a lead this season.
The eighth-ranked Aggies know that if they get ahead Saturday against No. 9 Tennessee and let up it probably won't end well for them. Not what the Volunteers have done again and again this year.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For a guy constantly described as calm and level-headed, Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs sure has a sense of drama.
His 43-yard Hail Mary pass to Jauan Jennings on the final play of a 34-31 victory at Georgia last week was simply his latest stirring comeback.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Given another chance, Brandon Kublanow would have closed his eyes.
Watching the final play of Georgia's loss to Tennessee was far too painful.
Kublanow, Georgia's senior center, and the other Bulldogs face a difficult job of refocusing on this week's game at South Carolina following Saturday's last-second 34-31 loss to Tennessee.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Tennessee works on the play every week in practice, just in case.
Throw it up and hope for the best.
It couldn't have worked out any better: a Hail Mary that gave the Volunteers their most improbable comeback yet.
Jauan Jennings hauled in a 43-yard pass from Joshua Dobbs on the final play, leaving No. 11 Tennessee with a stunning 34-31 victory over No. 25 Georgia after the Bulldogs appeared to win the game on a long TD pass of their own with 10 seconds remaining Saturday.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jauan Jennings hauled in a 43-yard Hail Mary from Joshua Dobbs on the final play, giving No. 11 Tennessee a stunning 34-31 victory over No. 25 Georgia after the Bulldogs appeared to win the game on a long TD pass of their own with 10 seconds remaining Saturday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs says because Georgia overlooked him in the recruiting process doesn't provide an extra chip on his shoulder as he prepares to face his home-state school.
"Who you're playing shouldn't really affect your intensity level and the chip you play with," Dobbs said. "You should play hard each and every week. That's how I approach it every single time I step on the field."
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This time, Tennessee delivered the comeback.
And in the process, the Volunteers took out 11 years' worth of frustration on Florida.
Joshua Dobbs accounted for five second-half touchdowns Saturday and No. 14 Tennessee erased a 21-point deficit to beat No. 19 Florida 38-28 and end their 11-game losing streak in the annual series.
"I didn't see anybody blink," Tennessee coach Butch Jones said. "Nobody flinched. They just kept playing."
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is undefeated but still must deal with some major losses as it heads into Southeastern Conference competition.
Joshua Dobbs threw a pair of 20-yard touchdown passes to Josh Malone and ran for a third score as the 15th-ranked Volunteers overcame injuries and a suspension to hold off pesky Ohio 28-19 on Saturday.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee erased an early 14-point deficit at Bristol Motor Speedway almost as fast as drivers typically race around the half-mile track that circled the makeshift football field.
Joshua Dobbs threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores Saturday night as the 17th-ranked Volunteers beat Virginia Tech 45-24 in front of an NCAA-record crowd of 156,990 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee barely survived in its season opener and the ninth-ranked Volunteers understand they likely won't be so fortunate in their next game if they don't play any better.
A team that opened the season with its highest ranking in a decade had all its vulnerabilities exposed Thursday in a 20-13 overtime victory over Appalachian State. It was a game Tennessee could have, and probably should have, lost.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Exactly nine years to the day after it pulled off one of the greatest upsets in college football history, Appalachian State nearly did it again.
A couple of missed kicks and an inability to recover an overtime fumble prevented the Mountaineers from getting it done.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs added one more assignment to his long list of responsibilities.
The face of Tennessee's program also has become the voice of its offense. Coaches and teammates say they've noticed a difference in him this year in that regard. He doesn't hesitate to let the entire offense know when something needs to be corrected or when someone's done something well.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee believes its passing game is good enough to complement an exceptional running game.
Now it's just a matter of proving it.
"We have to do a better job of catching the ball as an entire offensive unit and putting the ball where it needs to be as well," Tennessee coach Butch Jones said. "I do see progress. We've worked very hard on it all summer, and we worked hard on it in this stage of the game in training camp through five...
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is once again the favorite to win the Southeastern Conference, while LSU, Tennessee, Mississippi and the rest of the league try to figure out a way to derail the Tide.
The Crimson Tide's title defense is one of several things to watch next season that was discussed during SEC media days, along with Tennessee's resurgence as the favorite in the league's Eastern Division.
Three new coaches were introduced at the meetings that ended...