Former Florida Gators in the NFL: Week 6 (2012)

Now six weeks into the 2012 NFL regular season, there are 32 former Florida Gators football players spread over 23 teams.

A total of 22 players participated in week six action, many of whom had an impact on their respective team’s performance.

For the third-straight year, OGGOA has checked and re-checked the box scores to bring you a summary of what all of these Gators accomplished during the sixth week of the 2012 regular season.

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Seven tackles (six solo), interception (14-yard return), three pass defenses^
WR PERCY HARVIN, Minnesota Vikings 11 receptions for 133 yards (targets: 14, long: 23) [team-highs]; two carries for one yard, fumble (not lost); three kick returns for 100 yards (long: 45)^

Check out how the rest of the Florida Gators in the NFL played this week…

ACTIVE (22)
LB MIKE PETERSON, Atlanta Falcons: Started at linebacker^
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Two solo tackles
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Nine tackles (five solo, one for loss)
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Denver Broncos: Played as a reserve
LB BRANDON SILER, Kansas City Chiefs: Played as a reserve
C MIKE POUNCEY, Miami Dolphins: Started at center
DE JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM, New England Patriots: Two tackles (one solo)
TE AARON HERNANDEZ, New England Patriots: Six receptions for 30 yards (targets: 9, long: 10), touchdown^
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: Five tackles (four solo, two for loss – team highs); QB hit
OG COOPER CARLISLE, Oakland Raiders: Started at left guard
QB TIM TEBOW, New York Jets: 1/1 for 23 yards; four carries for seven yards (long: 3)^
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Two receptions for 18 yards (targets: 3, long: 10)^
OT MARCUS GILBERT, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started at right tackle^
C MAURKICE POUNCEY, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started at center^
RB CHRIS RAINEY*, Pittsburgh Steelers: Reception for 12 yards; three kick returns for 97 yards (long: 49); punt return for seven yards; tackle
OT MAX STARKS, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started at left tackle
DE RAY MCDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Started on the defensive line
CB JANORIS JENKINS*, St. Louis Rams: Four solo tackles, two fumbles (none lost)
SS AHMAD BLACK, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Played as a reserve
OG MAURICE HURT, Washington Redskins: Played as a reserve

INJURED / DID NOT PLAY (10)
WR DEONTE THOMPSON*, Baltimore Ravens: Inactive^
WR DAVID NELSON, Buffalo Bills: Injured – ACL (season)
WR LOUIS MURPHY, Carolina Panthers: Bye
S MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Bye
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Bye
WR JABAR GAFFNEY, Miami Dolphins: Inactive
RB JEFF DEMPS, New England Patriots: “Injured” – leg (season)
S WILL HILL, New York Giants: Suspension – first of four games^
DT JAYE HOWARD*, Seattle Seahawks: Inactive
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: Inactive

^ NOTES
- Haden played his first game back from a four-game suspension.
- Harven leads the NFL in receptions (49) through the first six weeks.
- Peterson earned his first start of the season.
- Hernandez played his first game back from a serious ankle injury.
- Tebow’s one pass came on a fake punt.
- Cooper played his first game of the season (broken collarbone).
- Gilbert (ankle) and Ma. Pouncey (knee) were both injured on Thursday. Gilbert left in the second quarter, while Pouncey did not return after straining his right MCL early in the first quarter when Gilbert rolled up on him.
- Thompson was inactive for the first time this season.
- Hill was suspended for testing positive for a banned stimulant.

NOTABLE FREE AGENTS
P Chas Henry, TE Cornelius Ingram, QB John Brantley*, LB Andra Davis, LB Brandon Hicks, OT Phil Trautwein, DE Bobby McCray, DE William Green*, DE Derrick Harvey, DE Jarvis Moss, DE Justin Trattou, CB Lito Sheppard, DT Marcus Thomas, DT Gerard Warren

* Rookie

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