The 2014 NFL regular season continued this week with 38 former Florida Gators spread out over 22 of the 32 teams in the league.
Eleven teams had multiple Florida players on their rosters including Miami (four); Baltimore, Indianapolis and Philadelphia (three each); and Cincinnati, Denver, Kansas City, N.Y. Jets, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Tampa Bay (two each).
Below are full game statistics for all 29 players (16 starters^) that saw action along with select status and injury updates on some Gators during the second week of the regular season.
^ Kickers and returners not counted as starters.
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
S JOSH EVANS, Jacksonville Jaguars: Started | 14 tackles (eight solo) [team-highs], pass defense
LB JELANI JENKINS, Miami Dolphins: Started | 14 tackles (nine solo, one for loss) [team-highs]
PLAYS OF THE WEEK
Check out how the rest of the Gators in the NFL performed…after the break!
S Matt Elam: Started | 10 tackles (five solo) [team-highs]
S Will Hill: Did not play/suspension
» Hill will be suspended for four more games after being cited for substance abuse.
WR Deonte Thompson: Inactive
LB Brandon Spikes: Tackle
LB Jon Bostic: Four tackles (three solo)
DE Carlos Dunlap: Started | two tackles (one solo for loss), sack, five QB hits
S Reggie Nelson: Started | five tackles (three solo, one for loss), sack, QB hit, pass defense
CB Joe Haden: Started | 10 tackles (six solo), pass defense
DE Jeremy Mincey: Started
WR Andre Caldwell: Target; kickoff return for 45 yards
LB Lerentee McCray: Played as a reserve
» McCray suffered a right knee injury early Sunday when he was hit low. He did not return to the game and his status remains questionable going forward.
C Jonotthan Harrison*: Inactive
CB Loucheiz Purifoy*: Played as a reserve
S Josh Evans: Started | 14 tackles (eight solo) [team-highs], pass defense
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
WR Frankie Hammond, Jr.: Kickoff return for 37 yards; two punt returns for two yards (long: 3)
DE Jaye Howard: Started | two tackles (one solo)
LB Jelani Jenkins: Started | 14 tackles (nine solo, one for loss) [team-highs]
C Mike Pouncey: Inactive/injured (hip)
» Pouncey is expected to miss 3-5 more weeks of regular-season action.
K Caleb Sturgis: 1/1 on field goals (34 yards), 1/1 on extra points
DT Sharrif Floyd: Started | solo tackle
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
DT Dominique Easley*: Pass defense, interception
» Easley registered his first career interception on Sunday.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
LB Ronald Powell*: Played as a reserve
NEW YORK JETS
WR David Nelson: Started | reception for six yards
TE Trey Burton*: Played as a reserve
WR Riley Cooper: Started | reception for eight yards (targets: 3)
DB Jaylen Watkins*: Inactive/injured (hamstring)
OT Marcus Gilbert: Started
C Maurkice Pouncey: Started
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
DT Ray McDonald: Started | two solo tackles
WR Percy Harvin: Started | reception for five yards; two carries for 45 yards, touchdown (51-yard run); fumble (lost); three kickoff returns for 68 yards (long: 30)
ST. LOUIS RAMS
CB Janoris Jenkins: Started | four solo tackles
CB Marcus Roberson*: Solo tackle
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
WR Solomon Patton*: Three kickoff returns for 71 yards (long: 25); punt return for no gain; fumble (recovered)
S Major Wright: Solo tackle
TE Jordan Reed: Inactive/injured (hamstring)
» Reed’s return date has not yet been determined.
RB Jeff Demps (Tampa Bay), RB Chris Rainey (Arizona), DE Justin Trattou (Minnesota)
» Rainey was signed by the Cardinals to their practice squad on Wednesday.
INJURED RESERVE (DESIGNATED TO RETURN)
OT Xavier Nixon (Indianapolis, knee)
INJURED RESERVE (SEASON)
DE Jermaine Cunningham (N.Y. Jets, ACL), RB Mike Gillislee (Miami, hamstring)
NOTABLE FREE AGENTS
Veterans: S Ahmad Black, RB Jeff Demps, QB Rex Grossman, P Chas Henry, OL Maurice Hurt, WR Louis Murphy, , OT Max Starks, QB Tim Tebow, DE Justin Trattou
Rookies: OG Jon Halapio*, DT Damien Jacobs*, LB Darrin Kitchens*, OL Kyle Koehne*