By John Brice /

Jalen Reeves-Maybin was not with his Tennessee teammates Saturday inside Neyland Stadium.

A senior linebacker and permanent team captain for the Vols, Reeves-Maybin was not in his customary spot of encouraging teammates and participating, helmet on, in the pre-game coin toss.

Multiple sources close to the Clarksville native indicated that Reeves-Maybin had undergone a third shoulder surgery, his second this year, and had not been out of surgery and recovered enough to be at the Vols' first home loss since last season against Arkansas in a short-handed, blowout-loss to top-ranked Alabama.