But Fulmer said the outlook for the group as a whole might not be so sour.
"Actually, the guys are doing well. Dan Williams looks like he might be able to play - I wouldn't have said that at all on Monday. Walter Fisher is a week better and hopefully we are going to get some help from him. I think Wes Brown will definitely play. Gerald (Jones) is not 100 percent, but he is probable. I certainly wouldn't put him out there if I didn?t think he could protect himself, but hopefully he?ll be a day or two better (by Saturday).
"We've had three really tough SEC games in a row, but we're moving right along. Better than I thought."
Tennessee (3-5, 1-4 SEC) has four games remaining in its race for bowl eligibility. After facing South Carolina (5-3, 2-3), the Vols host Wyoming (2-6), travel to Vanderbilt (5-3, 3-2) and host Kentucky (5-3, 1-3).
Fulmer also announced that sophomore defensive back Brent Vinson has been suspended for this weekend's game for violation of team rules.