Former Florida Gators in the NFL: Week 7 (2012)

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

A total of 18 players participated in week seven 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 seventhweek of the 2012 regular season.

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
WR PERCY HARVIN, Minnesota Vikings Four receptions for 37 yards (targets: 5, long: 14) [team-highs], touchdown (Video); two carries for 10 yards (long: 5); two kick returns for 47 yards (long: 28)^
RB CHRIS RAINEY*, Pittsburgh Steelers: Four carries for 17 yards (long: 11), touchdown [game-winner]; reception for eight yards; four kick returns for 122 yards (long: 41)^

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

ACTIVE (18)
WR LOUIS MURPHY, Carolina Panthers: Three receptions for 48 yards (targets: 9, long: 26)
S MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Two tackles, pass defense
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Two tackles (one solo), QB hit
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Six tackles (three solo), pass defense
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Two solo tackles
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Four solo tackles (one for loss), sack, two QB hits
DE JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM, New England Patriots: Two tackles (one solo), 0.5 sack
TE AARON HERNANDEZ, New England Patriots: Five receptions for 54 yards (targets: 7, long: 17)
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: 10 tackles (seven solo)
QB TIM TEBOW, New York Jets: Four carries for 12 yards (long: 4)
OG COOPER CARLISLE, Oakland Raiders: Started at left guard
OT MAX STARKS, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started at left tackle
DE RAY MCDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Two tackles (one solo)
CB JANORIS JENKINS*, St. Louis Rams: Eight tackles (seven solo)
SS AHMAD BLACK, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Played as a reserve
OG MAURICE HURT, Washington Redskins: Played as a reserve

INJURED / DID NOT PLAY (14)
LB MIKE PETERSON, Atlanta Falcons: Bye
WR DEONTE THOMPSON*, Baltimore Ravens: Inactive^
WR DAVID NELSON, Buffalo Bills: Injured – ACL (season)
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Denver Broncos: Bye
LB BRANDON SILER, Kansas City Chiefs: Bye
WR JABAR GAFFNEY, Miami Dolphins: Bye
C MIKE POUNCEY, Miami Dolphins: Bye
RB JEFF DEMPS, New England Patriots: “Injured” – leg (season)
S WILL HILL, New York Giants: Suspension – second of four games^
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Bye
OT MARCUS GILBERT, Pittsburgh Steelers: Injured – ankle
C MAURKICE POUNCEY, Pittsburgh Steelers: Injured – knee
DT JAYE HOWARD*, Seattle Seahawks: Inactive
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: Inactive

^ NOTES
- Rainey’s game-winning touchdown was also the first of his NFL career.
- Harvin had a 103-yard kickoff return touchdown called back due to a flag.
- Thompson was inactive for the second-straight week.
- Hill is serving a suspension after testing positive for a banned substance.
- Chas Henry worked out for Washington this week.

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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