The 2014 NFL regular season continued this week with 38 former Florida Gators spread out over 22 of the 32 teams in the league.
Eleven teams had multiple Florida players on their rosters including Miami (four); Philadelphia and Tampa Bay (three each); and Baltimore, Cincinnati, Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, N.Y. Jets, Pittsburgh and St. Louis (two each).
Below are full game statistics for all 27 players (19 starters^) that saw action along with select status and injury updates on some Gators during the sixth week of the regular season.
Three players were on their bye week.
^ Kickers and returners not counted as starters.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Started | 11 tackles (nine solo, one for loss), two pass defenses, interception (31-yard return)
PLAYS OF THE WEEK
Check out how the rest of the Gators in the NFL performed…after the break!
S Matt Elam: Started | two solo tackles
S Will Hill: Did not play/suspension
» Hill will return next week after serving a six-week suspension for substance abuse.
LB Brandon Spikes: Started | eight tackles (three solo)
LB Jon Bostic: Inactive/injured (back)
DE Carlos Dunlap: Started | five tackles (four solo, one for loss)
S Reggie Nelson: Started | 11 tackles (nine solo, one for loss), two pass defenses, interception (31-yard return)
CB Joe Haden: Started | four tackles (three solo), two pass defenses
DE Jeremy Mincey: Started | four tackles (one solo)
WR Andre Caldwell: Two kickoff returns for 32 yards (long: 21), fumble recovery
LB Lerentee McCray: Inactive/injured (knee)
C Jonotthan Harrison*: Started
CB Loucheiz Purifoy*: Played as a reserve
S Josh Evans: Started | seven tackles (six solo)
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
WR Frankie Hammond Jr.: Bye Week
DE Jaye Howard: Bye Week
LB Jelani Jenkins: Started | six solo tackles, pass defense
C Mike Pouncey: Started at right guard
» Pouncey (hip) played in his first game this season and started the first game of his NFL career at a position other than center.
K Caleb Sturgis: 1/1 on field goals (48 yards); 3/3 on extra points
DT Sharrif Floyd: Started | tackle
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
DT Dominique Easley*: Inactive/injured (shoulder)
» Easley separated the AC joint in his right shoulder last week.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
LB Ronald Powell*: Bye Week
NEW YORK JETS
WR David Nelson: Inactive/injured (ankle)
TE Trey Burton*: Five carries for 10 yards (long: 4); solo tackle
WR Riley Cooper: Started | five receptions for 59 yards (targets: 7, long: 15) [team-highs]
» Cooper has come on over the last two weeks with nine receptions on 12 targets. He has amassed 92 yards and a touchdown combined in those contests.
DB Jaylen Watkins*: Solo tackle
OT Marcus Gilbert: Started
C Maurkice Pouncey: Started
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
DT Ray McDonald: Started | four tackles (two solo), QB hit
WR Percy Harvin: Started | three receptions for no gain (targets: 4, long: 5); three carries for -1 yard; five kickoff returns for 142 yards (long: 46)
ST. LOUIS RAMS
CB Janoris Jenkins: Started | three solo tackles
» Jenkins gave up a touchdown for the second-straight week.
CB Marcus Roberson*: Played as a reserve
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
WR Louis Murphy: Seven receptions for 72 yards, touchdown [team-highs] (targets: 9, long: 24)
» Murphy has caught a touchdown in consecutive games.
WR Solomon Patton*: Three kickoff returns for 72 yards (long: 25); punt return for seven yards
S Major Wright: Started | four solo tackles
TE Jordan Reed: Eight receptions [team-high] for 92 yards (targets: 11, long: 20); solo tackle
» Reed (hamstring) played in a game for the first time since Week 1.
RB Jeff Demps (Tampa Bay), DE Justin Trattou (Minnesota)
» Demps was cut by Tampa Bay on Monday.
INJURED RESERVE (DESIGNATED TO RETURN)
OT Xavier Nixon (Indianapolis, knee)
INJURED RESERVE (SEASON)
DE Jermaine Cunningham (N.Y. Jets, ACL), RB Mike Gillislee (Miami, hamstring)
NOTABLE FREE AGENTS
Veterans: S Ahmad Black, QB Rex Grossman, P Chas Henry, OL Maurice Hurt, RB Chris Rainey, OT Max Starks, QB Tim Tebow, WR Deonte Thompson
Rookies: OG Jon Halapio*, DT Damien Jacobs*, LB Darrin Kitchens*, OL Kyle Koehne*