Former Florida Gators in the NFL: Week 3 (2013)

The 2013 NFL regular season continued this week with 32 former Florida Gators spread out over 16 teams. Ten teams have multiple Florida players on their roster including Miami (four); N.Y. Giants and Washington (three); Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Jacksonville, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay (two).

Below are full game statistics for all 24 active players that participated this week along with select news updates on a number of Gators for the third week of the regular season.

* Rookie

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
S MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Started | seven tackles (six solo), pass defense, 38-yard interception return for touchdown [Video], forced fumble [Video]

Check out how the rest of the Gators in the NFL performed…after the break!

ACTIVE (24)
S MATT ELAM, Baltimore Ravens*: Started | five tackles (four solo), pass defense
LB JON BOSTIC, Chicago Bears*: Solo tackle
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Started |seven tackles (six solo, two for loss), sack, two QB hits, pass defense
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Started | three tackles (one solo), fumble recovery
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Started | eight tackles (six solo), pass defense
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Denver Broncos: Played as a reserve
S JOSH EVANS, Jacksonville Jaguars*: Seven tackles (three solo)
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Four tackles (two solo, one for loss)
RB MIKE GILLISLEE, Miami Dolphins*: Active – did not play
» Gillislee was active for the first time in his NFL career.
LB JELANI JENKINS, Miami Dolphins*: Played as a reserve
C MIKE POUNCEY, Miami Dolphins: Started
K CALEB STURGIS, Miami Dolphins*: Started | 2/2 on field goals (long: 50); 3/3 on extra points
» Sturgis is 6/6 on field goals this season and has made one from at least 49 yards out in all three games. He was 9/9 during the preseason.
DT SHARRIF FLOYD, Minnesota Vikings*: Solo tackle, QB hit, pass defense
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: Started | seven tackles (five solo)
WR LOUIS MURPHY, New York Giants: Reception for eight yards
DE JUSTIN TRATTOU, New York Giants: Played as a reserve
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Started |two receptions for 29 yards (targets: 7, long: 16)
RT MARCUS GILBERT, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started
» Gilbert was benched early in the game after giving up a sack but returned.
DT RAY MCDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Started | four solo tackles
CB JANORIS JENKINS, St. Louis Rams: Started | six solo tackles
OT MAX STARKS, St. Louis Rams: Played as a reserve
» Starks was signed to a one-year contract on Wednesday.
SS AHMAD BLACK, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Started | four tackles (two solo)
TE JORDAN REED, Washington Redskins*: Five receptions for 50 yards (targets: 6, long: 12)

INACTIVE / INJURED / OTHER (9)
WR DEONTE THOMPSON, Baltimore Ravens: Injured – foot
LB LERENTEE McCRAY, Denver Broncos*: Injured – ankle (injured reserve)
DT JAYE HOWARD, Kansas City Chiefs: Inactive
S WILL HILL, New York Giants: Suspended – third of four games
C MAURKICE POUNCEY, Pittsburgh Steelers: Injured – torn ACL and MCL (season)
WR PERCY HARVIN, Seattle Seahawks: Injured – hip (PUP list)
RB JEFF DEMPS, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Not on roster
» Demps was added to the active roster on Sept. 23, which was Tampa Bay’s deadline.
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: Inactive
OL MAURICE HURT, Washington Redskins: Injured – knee (PUP list)

PRACTICE SQUAD (2)
WR Frankie Hammond, Jr.* (Kansas City), OT Xavier Nixon* (Washington)

NOTABLE FREE AGENTS
Veterans: OG Cooper Carlisle, DE Jermaine Cunningham, P Chas Henry, WR David Nelson, QB Tim Tebow
Rookies: WR Omarius Hines*, DT Omar Hunter*, DE Earl Okine*

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2 Responses to “Former Florida Gators in the NFL: Week 3 (2013)”

  1. Joe says:

    Watching Major play Sunday night was a real treat.

  2. Michael Jones says:

    Man, we’ve had some studs come through here. Go Gators!!!

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