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UT experimenting with Dallas at cornerback

August 12th, 2013 10:20 pm by EVAN WOODBERY, Knoxville News Sentinel

UT experimenting with Dallas at cornerback

Tennessee wide receiver Vincent Dallas (6) runs the ball in the second quarter against South Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. (ADAM BRIMER/KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL)

KNOXVILLE — The decision to move Vincent Dallas from receiver to cornerback happened so suddenly that the equipment staff didn’t even have time to stitch his last name to the back of his new orange jersey.

When junior cornerback Riyahd Jones ambled off the practice field on crutches, it became clear why the position switch became so abruptly necessary.

If the injury to Jones is significant as it appears it might be, the already precarious depth at cornerback will be even thinner.

Moving Dallas is one way to try to stem the bleeding.

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