McClure's suspension leaves some room at tight end to be had. Fulmer said Justin Reed is the front runner to start. Fulmer also mentioned C.J. Leak was going to be in the tight end mix. Leak moved from quarterback to safety at the beginning of the week. On Friday, he was back on offense. The move is meant to get Leak on the field in a more timely manner.
Jon Wade, Corey Larkins, and Cedric Houston were returning kicks during the early stages of practice. Houston said he hadn't been a kick-returner since high school. However, Fulmer thinks Houston's ability will be an improvement in the return game.
The safety position is a looking a little more sured up after Tuesday's scrimmage, too. Yet, according to Fulmer, defensive tackle and fullback are still question marks.
The Vols have a kicking-scrimmage scheduled for Saturday morning.