Florida Gators in the NFL: 2015 — Weeks 2, 3

By Adam Silverstein
September 29, 2015

The 2015 NFL regular season continued in Weeks 2 and 3 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* (Weeks 2 and 3): Inactive

BALTIMORE RAVENS
S Will Hill (Week 2): Started | four tackles (three solo), two pass defenses
S Will Hill (Week 3): Started | four solo tackles (one for loss), sack, QB hit
» Hill registered his first career sack on Sunday.

BUFFALO BILLS
WR Percy Harvin (Week 2): Started | four receptions for 47 yards (long: 25, targets: 5); carry for seven yards, fumble (recovered); two kick returns for 45 yards; solo tackle
WR Percy Harvin (Week 3): Started | seven receptions [team-high] (long: 18, targets: 8); two carries for 16 yards (long: 9)

CHICAGO BEARS
LB Jon Bostic: Inactive
» Bostic was traded to New England on Monday.

CINCINNATI BENGALS
DE Carlos Dunlap (Week 2): Started | six tackles (three solo, one for loss), two QB hits
DE Carlos Dunlap (Week 3): Started | five tackles (three solo, two for loss)
S Reggie Nelson (Week 2): Started | four tackles (two solo)
S Reggie Nelson (Week 3): Started | three tackles (two solo)

CLEVELAND BROWNS
CB Joe Haden (Week 2): Started | six tackles (four solo), pass defense, fumble recovery
CB Joe Haden (Week 3): Started | four solo tackles

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 (Week 2): Started | three tackles (two solo, one for loss)
DE Jeremy Mincey (Week 3): Inactive

DENVER BRONCOS
WR Andre Caldwell (Week 2): Reception for six yards (targets: 2)
WR Andre Caldwell (Week 3): Reception for two yards
C/G Max Garcia* (Weeks 2 & 3): Played as a reserve
LB Lerentee McCray (Week 2): Inactive
LB Lerentee McCray (Week 3): Two tackles (one solo)

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
C Jonotthan Harrison (Weeks 2 & 3): Played as a reserve
DE Earl Okine (Week 2): Played as a reserve
DE Earl Okine (Week 3): Solo tackle

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
S Josh Evans (Week 2): Two tackles (one solo for loss)
S Josh Evans (Week 3): Started | six tackles (five solo)

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
WR Frankie Hammond Jr. (Weeks 2 & 3): Inactive
DT Jaye Howard (Week 2): Started | seven solo tackles
DT Jaye Howard (Week 3): Started | eight tackles (five solo, three for loss)

MIAMI DOLPHINS
LB Jelani Jenkins (Week 2): Started | 12 tackles (nine solo, two for loss) [all team-highs]
LB Jelani Jenkins (Week 3): Started | three solo tackles
C Mike Pouncey (Weeks 2 & 3): Started at center

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
DT Sharrif Floyd (Week 2): Started | two tackles, QB hit
DT Sharrif Floyd (Week 3): Started | three tackles (one solo), half sack, two QB hits
DE Justin Trattou (Week 2): Solo tackle, pass defense, interception (11-yard return)
DE Justin Trattou (Week 3): Played as a reserve
» Trattou suffered an ankle injury in the game.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
DT Dominique Easley (Week 2): Inactive (injured: hip)
DT Dominique Easley (Week 3): Two tackles (one solo for loss)

OAKLAND RAIDERS
LB Neiron Ball* (Week 2): Played as a reserve
LB Neiron Ball* (Week 3): Solo tackle for loss, QB hit, fumble recovery

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
TE Trey Burton (Week 2): Solo tackle
TE Trey Burton (Week 3): Solo tackle
WR Riley Cooper (Week 2): Started | two targets; solo tackle
WR Riley Cooper (Week 3): Started

» Philadelphia signed kicker Caleb Sturgis on Monday.

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* (Week 3): Played as a reserve (active but did not play in Week 2)

ST. LOUIS RAMS
CB Janoris Jenkins (Week 2): Started | six solo tackles
CB Janoris Jenkins (Week 3): Started | nine tackles (six solo), pass defense
CB Marcus Roberson (Week 2): Started
CB Marcus Roberson (Week 3): Played as a reserve

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
WR Louis Murphy (Week 2): Three receptions for 82 yards (long: 54, targets: 4) [all team-highs]
WR Louis Murphy (Week 3): Three receptions for 61 yards (long: 33, targets: 6)
S Major Wright (Weeks 2 & 3): Inactive

WASHINGTON
RB Matt Jones* (Week 2): 19 carries for 123 yards (long: 39), two touchdowns, fumble [all team-highs]; three receptions for 23 yards (long: 18)
» All of Jones’s statistics were career-highs in their respective categories.
RB Matt Jones* (Week 3): Started | 11 carries for 38 yards [team-highs] (long: 10), fumble lost
» Sunday was Jones’s first career start.
TE Jordan Reed (Week 2): Started | six receptions for 82 yards (long: 29) [team-highs]
TE Jordan Reed (Week 3): Started | six receptions for 96 yards [team-highs] (long: 26, targets: 9)

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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