Former Florida Gators in the NFL: 2014 Week 7

By Adam Silverstein
October 21, 2014

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 26 players (17 starters^) that saw action along with select status and injury updates on some Gators during the seventh week of the regular season.

Six players were on their bye week.

^ Kickers and returners not counted as starters.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK / PLAY OF THE WEEK
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Started | five tackles (two solo, one for loss), sack, two QB hits, pass defense, fumble recovery

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


BALTIMORE RAVENS
S Matt Elam: Started | tackle, pass defense
S Will Hill: Two solo tackles (one for loss), QB hit
» Hill (suspension) was activated for the first time this season.

BUFFALO BILLS
LB Brandon Spikes: Started | three solo tackles, pass defense

CHICAGO BEARS
LB Jon Bostic: Inactive/injured (back)
» Bostic sat out for the second-straight week.

CINCINNATI BENGALS
DE Carlos Dunlap: Started | five tackles (two solo, one for loss), sack, two QB hits, pass defense, fumble recovery
S Reggie Nelson: Started | nine tackles (five solo)

CLEVELAND BROWNS
CB Joe Haden: Started | four solo tackles

DALLAS COWBOYS
DE Jeremy Mincey: Started | tackle, two QB hits

DENVER BRONCOS
WR Andre Caldwell: Target
LB Lerentee McCray: Two tackles (one solo)
» McCray played in just his third game of the season, first since Sept. 14, as he has missed three consecutive contests with a knee injury.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
C Jonotthan Harrison*: Started
CB Loucheiz Purifoy*: Two tackles (one solo)

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
S Josh Evans: Started | four tackles (three solo)

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
WR Frankie Hammond Jr.: Two targets
DE Jaye Howard: Played as a reserve

MIAMI DOLPHINS
LB Jelani Jenkins: Started | three solo tackles
C Mike Pouncey: Started at right guard
» Pouncey (hip) has started both his games this season at right guard.
K Caleb Sturgis: 2/4 on field goals (made: 33, 19; miss: 50; block: 37); 3/3 on extra points; solo tackle

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
DT Sharrif Floyd: Started | five tackles (three solo, one for loss), sack, two QB hits

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
DT Dominique Easley*: Played as a reserve
» Easley separated the AC joint in his right shoulder two weeks ago and was inactive for the Patriots’ last game. He was expected to be inactive but played on Thursday.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
LB Ronald Powell*: Played as a reserve (22 snaps on special teams)

NEW YORK JETS
WR David Nelson: Started | reception for 11 yards (targets: 2)
» Nelson was released on Saturday after the Jets traded the Seahawks for former Gators WR Percy Harvin. He missed New York’s last game with an ankle injury.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
TE Trey Burton*: Bye Week
WR Riley Cooper: Bye Week
DB Jaylen Watkins*: Bye Week

PITTSBURGH STEELERS
OT Marcus Gilbert: Started
C Maurkice Pouncey: Started
» Gilbert (concussion) left Monday night’s game in the first quarter and did not return.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
DT Ray McDonald: Started

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
WR Percy Harvin: TRADED to New York Jets
» Harvin did not play this week. He was traded to the Jets on Friday after New York had already played its Week 7 game.

ST. LOUIS RAMS
CB Janoris Jenkins: Started | nine tackles (seven solo) [team-highs], pass defense
» Jenkins injured his knee in Sunday’s game but was able to return to the field.
CB Marcus Roberson*: Solo tackle
» Roberson saw his first significant action on defense in place of Roberson.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
WR Louis Murphy: Bye Week
WR Solomon Patton*: Bye Week
S Major Wright: Bye Week

WASHINGTON
TE Jordan Reed: Five receptions for 54 yards (targets: 6, long: 22)

PRACTICE SQUAD
DE Justin Trattou (Minnesota)

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, RB Jeff Demps, QB Rex Grossman, P Chas Henry, OL Maurice Hurt, WR David Nelson, 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*

* Rookie

2 Comments

  1. JS says:

    Rough week for the Gator boyz in the league…. Dunlap also had a Forced Fumble, I believe? He played great…. not much else to be excited about…

  2. SC Gator says:

    Hmm…

    Roberson saw his first significant action on defense in place of Roberson.

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