The 2013 NFL regular season continued this week with 34 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 23 active players that participated this week along with select news updates on a number of Gators for the fourth week of the regular season.
Co-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Started | four tackles (three solo, two for loss), 1.5 sacks, two QB hits, blocked kick
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Started | four solo tackles, two pass defenses
Check out how the rest of the Gators in the NFL performed…after the break!
S MATT ELAM, Baltimore Ravens*: Started | six solo tackles
WR DEONTE THOMPSON, Baltimore Ravens: Four receptions for 50 yards (targets: 5, long: 33); three kick returns for 73 yards (long: 34)
» Thompson (foot) was active for the first time this season..
LB JON BOSTIC, Chicago Bears*: Solo tackle
S MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Started | six tackles (three solo), pass defense, interception (eight-yard return)
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Denver Broncos: Reception for five yards (targets: 2)
S JOSH EVANS, Jacksonville Jaguars*: Started | six solo tackles, pass defense
» Evans earned the first start of his career.
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Solo tackle, two QB hits
LB JELANI JENKINS, Miami Dolphins*: Two tackles (one solo)
C MIKE POUNCEY, Miami Dolphins: Started
K CALEB STURGIS, Miami Dolphins*: Started | 1/1 on field goals (34 yards); 2/2 on extra points
» Sturgis is 7/7 on field goals this season, making one from at least 49 yards out in his first three games. He was 9/9 during the preseason.
DT SHARRIF FLOYD, Minnesota Vikings*: Tackle, 0.5 sack, QB hit
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: Solo tackle
WR LOUIS MURPHY, New York Giants: Played as a reserve
DE JUSTIN TRATTOU, New York Giants: Played as a reserve
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Started | two receptions for 25 yards (targets: 2, long: 15)
RT MARCUS GILBERT, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started
OT MAX STARKS, St. Louis Rams: Played as a reserve
DT RAY MCDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Started | two tackles (one solo for loss), QB hit
CB JANORIS JENKINS, St. Louis Rams: Started | five tackles (three solo), pass defense
SS AHMAD BLACK, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Three tackles (two solo)
» Black was released on Tuesday.
RB JEFF DEMPS, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Carry for 14 yards; reception for eight yards; three kick returns for 69 yards (long: 29)
» Demps was added to the roster Monday and active for the first time this season.
INACTIVE / INJURED / OTHER (11)
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Injured – hamstring
LB LERENTEE McCRAY, Denver Broncos*: Injured – ankle (injured reserve)
OT XAVIER NIXON, Indianapolis Colts: Inactive
» Nixon was signed off Washington’s practice squad on Tuesday.
DT JAYE HOWARD, Kansas City Chiefs: Inactive
RB MIKE GILLISLEE, Miami Dolphins*: Inactive
S WILL HILL, New York Giants: Suspended – fourth of four games
C MAURKICE POUNCEY, Pittsburgh Steelers: Injured – torn ACL and MCL (season)
WR PERCY HARVIN, Seattle Seahawks: Injured – hip (PUP list)
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: Inactive
OL MAURICE HURT, Washington Redskins: Injured – knee (PUP list)
TE JORDAN REED, Washington Redskins*: Injured – quad
PRACTICE SQUAD (1)
WR Frankie Hammond, Jr.* (Kansas City)
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*