Former Florida Gators in the NFL: 2015 — Week 1

By Adam Silverstein
September 15, 2015

The 2015 NFL regular season began this week with 38 former Florida Gators spread out over 21 of the 32 teams in the league.

Fifteen teams have multiple Florida players on their rosters entering the season including Denver and Pittsburgh (three each); Baltimore, Cincinnati, Dallas, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Miami, Minnesota, Oakland, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Washington (two each).

Below are full updates on all the players on official NFL rosters.


ARIZONA CARDINALS
OT D.J. Humphries*: Inactive

BALTIMORE RAVENS
S Will Hill: Started | Five tackles (four solo, two for loss)

BUFFALO BILLS
WR Percy Harvin: Started| Five receptions for 79 yards (long 51) [team-highs], touchdown; carry for 9 yards

» The Bills waived WR Deonte Thompson as injured (foot) on Sept. 11.

CHICAGO BEARS
LB Jon Bostic: Inactive (injured: hip)

CINCINNATI BENGALS
DE Carlos Dunlap: Started | Two tackles (one solo for loss), QB hit
S Reggie Nelson: Started | Pass defense

CLEVELAND BROWNS
CB Joe Haden: Started | six tackles (four solo)

DALLAS COWBOYS
OT Chaz Green*: Inactive (injured: hip)
» Green had surgery in June and was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list; he could return as early as Week 8.
DE Jeremy Mincey: Tackle
» Mincey committed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that nearly cost Dallas the game.

DENVER BRONCOS
WR Andre Caldwell: Reception for 1 yard
C/G Max Garcia*: Played as a reserve
LB Lerentee McCray: Played as a reserve

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
C Jonotthan Harrison: Played as a reserve
DE Earl Okine: Played as a reserve

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
S Josh Evans: Played as a reserve

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
WR Frankie Hammond Jr.: Inactive
DT Jaye Howard: Started | Five tackles (two solo, one for loss), QB hit

MIAMI DOLPHINS
LB Jelani Jenkins: Started | 11 tackles (seven solo)
C Mike Pouncey: Started at center

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
DT Sharrif Floyd: Started
» Floyd was injured Monday night but returned to the field.
DE Justin Trattou (Week 4): Inactive

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
DT Dominique Easley: Started
» Easley suffered a hip injury early in the game Thursday.

OAKLAND RAIDERS
LB Neiron Ball*: Solo tackle

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
TE Trey Burton: Solo tackle
WR Riley Cooper: Three receptions for 25 yards (long: 12)

PITTSBURGH STEELERS
RT Marcus Gilbert: Started
C Maurkice Pouncey: Inactive (injured: ankle)
» Pouncey fractured his ankle and was placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list. He can return as early as Week 9.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
OT Trenton Brown*: Played as a reserve

ST. LOUIS RAMS
CB Janoris Jenkins: Six tackles (five solo), pass defense
CB Marcus Roberson: Six tackles (five solo), pass defense

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
WR Louis Murphy: Started | three targets
S Major Wright: Two tackles (one solo), pass defense

WASHINGTON
RB Matt Jones*: Six carries for 28 yards (long: 9)
TE Jordan Reed: Started | Seven receptions [team-high] for 63 yards (long: 25), touchdown

PRACTICE SQUADS
RB Mike Gillislee (Atlanta), DT Leon Orr (Oakland), DB Jaylen Watkins (Buffalo)

INJURED RESERVE (SEASON)
WR Andre Debose (Oakland, Achilles), S Matt Elam (Baltimore, torn biceps), DE Dante Fowler Jr.* (Jacksonville, ACL), WR David Nelson (Pittsburgh, undisclosed)

NOTABLE FREE AGENTS
S Ahmad Black, RB Mack Brown, TE Clay Burton*, P Kyle Chrisy*, DE Jermaine Cunningham, RB Jeff Demps, QB Rex Grossman, OL Jon Halapio, P Chas Henry, OL Maurice Hurt, DT Ray McDonald, OT Xavier Nixon, WR Solomon Patton, LB Ronald Powell, CB Loucheiz Purifoy, RB Chris Rainey, LB Brandon Spikes, OT Max Starks, K Caleb Sturgis, QB Tim Tebow, WR Deonte Thompson, TE Tevin Westbrook

* Rookie

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