Former Florida Gators in the NFL: Week 6 (2013)

The 2013 NFL regular season continued this week with 34 former Florida Gators spread out over 20 teams.

Eleven teams have multiple Florida players on their respective rosters including Miami (four); Washington (three); Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Jacksonville, Minnesota, N.Y. Giants, Pittsburgh and San Francisco (two).

Below are full game statistics for all 20 active players that participated this week along with select news updates on a number of Gators for the sixth week of the regular season.

* Rookie

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Started | four receptions for 120 yards [career- and team-high] (targets: 6, long: 47), touchdown [Video I | Video II]

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

ACTIVE (20)
S MATT ELAM, Baltimore Ravens*: Started | eight tackles (three solo)
WR DEONTE THOMPSON, Baltimore Ravens: Played as a reserve
LB JON BOSTIC, Chicago Bears*: Tackle
» Chicago middle linebacker D.J. Williams tore his pectoral muscle on Thursday and will miss the remainder of the season. Bostic is expected to fill in for him as the permanent starter. “He got in, got his nose in it and found out that some of the stuff that we see in practice and the preseason is a little bit different on the field,” said Bears veteran LB Lance Briggs. “But Bostic’s gonna be big next week.”
S MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Started | 11 solo tackles
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Started | five solo tackles (two for loss), sack, two QB hits
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Started | five tackles (four solo)
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Started | three solo tackles, pass defense
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Denver Broncos: Carry for seven yards
S JOSH EVANS, Jacksonville Jaguars*: Started | four tackles (two solo)
DT SHARRIF FLOYD, Minnesota Vikings*: Two solo tackles, sack, QB hit
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: Started | five tackles (three solo)
S WILL HILL, New York Giants: Five solo tackles
WR LOUIS MURPHY, New York Giants: Active – did not play
WR DAVID NELSON, New York Jets: Reception for 11 yards
RT MARCUS GILBERT, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started
DT RAY McDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Started
CB JANORIS JENKINS, St. Louis Rams: Started | three tackles (two solo, one for loss), sack, QB hit, pass defense, interception (five-yard return)
RB JEFF DEMPS, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Two receptions for 13 yards (long: 10); kick return for 24 yards
TE JORDAN REED, Washington Redskins*: Four receptions for 58 yards [career-high] (targets: 6, long: 29)

BYE / INACTIVE / INJURED (14)
LB LERENTEE McCRAY, Denver Broncos*: Injured – ankle (injured reserve)
OT XAVIER NIXON, Indianapolis Colts: Inactive
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Injured – concussion
DT JAYE HOWARD, Kansas City Chiefs: Inactive
RB MIKE GILLISLEE, Miami Dolphins*: Bye
LB JELANI JENKINS, Miami Dolphins*: Bye
C MIKE POUNCEY, Miami Dolphins: Bye
K CALEB STURGIS, Miami Dolphins*: Bye
DE JUSTIN TRATTOU, Minnesota Vikings: Inactive
» Trattou was waived by the N.Y. Giants and claimed by Minnesota this week.
C MAURKICE POUNCEY, Pittsburgh Steelers: Injured – torn ACL and MCL (season)
WR PERCY HARVIN, Seattle Seahawks: Injured – hip (PUP list)
DE JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM, San Francisco 49ers: Inactive
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: Inacitve
OL MAURICE HURT, Washington Redskins: Injured – knee (PUP list)

PRACTICE SQUAD (1)
WR Frankie Hammond, Jr.* (Kansas City)

NOTABLE FREE AGENTS
Veterans: S Ahmad Black, OG Cooper Carlisle, P Chas Henry, OT Max Starks, QB Tim Tebow
Rookies: WR Omarius Hines*, DT Omar Hunter*, DE Earl Okine*

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One Response to “Former Florida Gators in the NFL: Week 6 (2013)”

  1. Jake Winderman says:

    Love the NFL Gators post every week, one of my favorite aspects of the site. Another job well done!

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