The 2013 NFL regular season continued this week with 33 former Florida Gators spread out over 20 teams.
Ten teams have multiple Florida players on their respective rosters including Miami (four); Washington (three); Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Jacksonville, N.Y. Giants, Pittsburgh and San Francisco (two).
Below are full game statistics for all 19 active players that participated this week along with select news updates on a number of Gators for the eighth week of the regular season.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
S WILL HILL, New York Giants: Five solo tackles, pass defense, interception
» Hill registered his first career interception, sealing a win for New York.
Check out how the rest of the Gators in the NFL performed…after the break!
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Started | tackle
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Started | two solo tackles (one for loss), sack, QB hit
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Started | three solo tackles, two pass defenses
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Denver Broncos: Reception for 14 yards (targets: 2)
S JOSH EVANS, Jacksonville Jaguars*: Started | three solo tackles
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Played as a reserve
LB JELANI JENKINS, Miami Dolphins*: Solo tackle
C MIKE POUNCEY, Miami Dolphins: Started
K CALEB STURGIS, Miami Dolphins*: 1/3 on field goals (made: 52), 2/2 on extra points
» Sturgis has missed four of his last five field goals, all in a three-game span. Three misses were from long range (57 yards, 51 yards, 46 yards [off the post], while a 39-yard attempt was blocked on Sunday.
DT SHARRIF FLOYD, Minnesota Vikings*: Played as a reserve
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: Started | nine tackles (four solo, one for loss)
WR LOUIS MURPHY, New York Giants: Played as a reserve
WR DAVID NELSON, New York Jets: Eight receptions for 80 yards (targets: 12, long: 26) [all team-highs]
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Started | two receptions for 13 yards (targets: 5, long: 7)
RT MARCUS GILBERT, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started
DT RAY McDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Started | three solo tackles
CB JANORIS JENKINS, St. Louis Rams: Started | four tackles (three solo), pass defense
TE JORDAN REED, Washington Redskins*: Started | eight receptions for 90 yards (targets: 14, long: 17) [all team-highs]
» Reed earned his first career start.
BYE / INACTIVE / INJURED (14)
S MATT ELAM, Baltimore Ravens*: Bye
WR DEONTE THOMPSON, Baltimore Ravens: Bye
LB JON BOSTIC, Chicago Bears*: Bye
S MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Bye
LB LERENTEE McCRAY, Denver Broncos*: Injured – ankle (injured reserve)
OT XAVIER NIXON, Indianapolis Colts: Bye
DT JAYE HOWARD, Kansas City Chiefs: Inactive
RB MIKE GILLISLEE, Miami Dolphins*: Inactive
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
RB JEFF DEMPS, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Injured – groin
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, DE Justin Trattou
» Trattou was waived by Minnesota on Saturday.
Rookies: WR Omarius Hines*, DT Omar Hunter*, DE Earl Okine*