Florida Gators in the NFL 2016: Weeks 3-5 recap, stats

By Adam Silverstein
October 11, 2016
Florida Gators in the NFL 2016: Weeks 3-5 recap, stats
Football

Image Credit: Sam Greene

The 2016 NFL regular season began with 40 former Florida Gators on the main rosters of 23 of the 32 teams in the league.

Twelve teams have multiple Florida players on their rosters entering the season including Philadelphia (four); Buffalo and Washington (three each); and Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Miami, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Oakland and Tampa Bay (two each).

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

* Denotes first-year player

Arizona Cardinals
OT D.J. Humphries
Weeks 3-5: Started

Atlanta Falcons
S Keanu Neal*
Week 3: Started | Four tackles (three solo)
Week 4: Started | Nine tackles (six solo)
Week 5: Started | Eight tackles (six solo), forced fumble

CB Brian Poole*
Week 3: Six tackles (five solo)
Week 4: Started | Two tackles (one solo), two pass defenses
Week 5: Two tackles

Buffalo Bills
RB Mike Gillislee
Week 3: Three carries for 20 yards
Week 4: Six carries for 30 yards; reception for 13 yards
Week 5: Two carries for 6 yards, touchdown

LB Lerentee McCray
Week 3: Tackle, 0.5 sack, QB hit
Week 4: Played as a reserve
Week 5: Tackle, forced fumble

LB Brandon Spikes
Week 3: Tackle
Weeks 4-5: Played as a reserve

Chicago Bears
DT Jonathan Bullard*
Week 3: Two solo tackles
Week 4: Active but did not play
Week 5: Three solo tackles (two for loss), sack, QB hit

WR Deonte Thompson
Week 3: Kickoff return for 22 yards
Week 4: Kickoff return for 29 yards
Week 5: Three kickoff returns for 75 yards

Cincinnati Bengals
DE Carlos Dunlap
Week 3: Started | Three tackles (one solo, one for loss), sack, QB hit, pass defense
Week 4: Started | Five tackles (four solo, one for loss), two sacks, two QB hits, two pass defenses, forced fumble
Week 5: Started | Four tackles (three solo), sack, three QB hits, forced fumble

QB Jeff Driskel*
Weeks 3-5: Inactive — coach’s decision

Cleveland Browns
CB Joe Haden
Week 3: Inactive — injured (groin)
Week 4: Started | Five tackles (four solo)
Week 5: Started | Seven tackles (five solo); punt return for 5 yards

Dallas Cowboys
OT Chaz Green
Weeks 3-4: Started
Week 5: Inactive — injured (foot)

Denver Broncos
OG Max Garcia
Weeks 3-5: Started

Indianapolis Colts
C Jonotthan Harrison
Week 3: Played as a reserve
Weeks 4-5: Inactive — injured (appendectomy)

LB Antonio Morrison*
Week 3: Two tackles (one solo)
Week 4: Two solo tackles
Week 5: Four tackles (three solo), QB hit

Jacksonville Jaguars
DE Dante Fowler Jr.
Week 3: Solo tackle, pass defense
Week 4: Two solo tackles, two QB hits, pass defense
Week 5: Bye Week

Kansas City Chiefs
DE Jaye Howard
Week 3: Three solo tackles, two QB hits
Week 4: Started | Six tackles (three solo)
Week 5: Bye Week

WR Demarcus Robinson:
Week 3-4: Played as a reserve
Week 5: Bye Week

Los Angeles Rams
DT Dominique Easley
Week 3: Solo tackle
Week 4: Solo tackle, forced fumble
Week 5: Five tackles (two solo), 0.5 sack, QB hit

Miami Dolphins
LB Jelani Jenkins
Week 3: Started | Three tackles (two solo)
Weeks 4-5: Inactive — injured (knee)

C Mike Pouncey
Week 3-4: Inactive — injured (hip)
Week 5: Started
– Pouncey returned to the field after missing the first four weeks of the season.

Minnesota Vikings
DT Sharrif Floyd
Week 3-5: Inactive — injured (knee)

DE Justin Trattou
Week 3: Played as a reserve
Week 4: Tackle
Week 5: Played as a reserve

New York Giants
CB Janoris Jenkins
Week 3: Started | Four solo tackles
Week 4: Started | Two solo tackles
Week 5: Started | Two tackles (one solo), two interceptions, three pass defenses

Oakland Raiders
S Reggie Nelson
Week 3: Started | Six tackles (four solo), interception, pass defense, fumble recovery
Week 4: Started | Five tackles (four solo), two pass defenses
Week 5: Started | Six tackles (four solo), pass defense, fumble recovery

Philadelphia Eagles
TE Trey Burton
Week 3: Two receptions for 19 yards
Week 4: Bye Week
Week 5: Reception for 5 yards

K Caleb Sturgis
Week 3: 2/2 on field goals (long: 38), 4/4 on extra points
Week 4: Bye Week
Week 5: 3/3 on field goals (long: 50), 2/2 on extra points

DB Jaylen Watkins
Week 3: Pass defense
Week 4: Bye Week
Week 5: Played as a reserve

Pittsburgh Steelers
OT Marcus Gilbert
Weeks 3-4: Started
Week 5: Inactive — injured (ankle)

C Maurkice Pouncey
Week 3-5: Started

San Francisco 49ers
OT Trenton Brown
Weeks 3-5: Started

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
CB Vernon Hargreaves III*
Week 3: Started | Five solo tackles, pass defense
Week 4: Started | Seven tackles (six solo)
Week 5:

WR Louis Murphy
Weeks 3-5: Inactive — PUP list

Washington
CB Quinton Dunbar
Week 3: Three solo tackles, interception, pass defense; reception for 31 yards; punt return for no gain
Week 4: Started | Three tackles (two solo), fumble recovery
Week 5: Started | Five solo tackles

RB Matt Jones
Week 3: Started | 17 carries for 65 yards; two receptions for 14 yards
Week 4: Started | 22 carries for 117 yards; two receptions for 21 yards
Week 5: Started | 14 carries for 31 yards; two receptions for 25 yards

TE Jordan Reed
Week 3: Four receptions for 56 yards
Week 4: Started | Nine receptions for 73 yards, two touchdowns
Week 5: Started | Eight receptions for 53 yards
– Reed in Week 4 became the fastest tight end in NFL history to reach 200 receptions.


Practice squad
WR Frankie Hammond Jr. (Kansas City), TE Jake McGee* (San Diego), DT Leon Orr (Miami), CB Marcus Roberson (Buffalo), RB Kelvin Taylor* (San Francisco)

Inured reserve
LB Neiron Ball (Oakland, knee), LB Jon Bostic (Detroit, foot), S Matt Elam (Baltimore, knee), DE Alex McCalister* (Philadelphia, calf)

Notable free agents
WR Andre Caldwell, WR Andre Debose, WR Riley Cooper, S Josh Evans, WR David Nelson, DE Earl Okine, DE Ronald Powell, S Major Wright

Retired in 2015
WR Percy Harvin, DE Jeremy Mincey

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