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Monday, August 24, 2009
Another Tennessee receiver goes down

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Tennessee can't seem to keep its receivers healthy, as junior Gerald Jones is the latest to go down.

Jones suffered a high ankle sprain in Saturday's scrimmage and could be out four to six weeks, ESPN The Magazine's Bruce Feldman reports. The Vols are hopeful that he can beat that timetable and get back in time for the UCLA game on Sept. 12 or at least the Florida game on Sept. 19.

Jones led the Vols in receiving last season. They've already lost senior Austin Rogers for the season with a knee injury, while junior Denarius Moore will be out until the middle of September with a foot injury.

It's a good thing Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin was able to pull in Nu'Keese Richardson and Marsalis Teague this first recruiting class, because both are going to have to play early and often in 2009.

Another important component in Tennessee's passing game figures to be Brandon Warren, who played tight end at Florida State before transferring. Warren has trimmed down and moved to receiver and will likely open the season as a starter.