Former Florida Gators in the NFL: 2014 Week 9

By Adam Silverstein
November 4, 2014

The 2014 NFL regular season continued this week with 39 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); Indianapolis and Philadelphia (three each); and Baltimore, Cincinnati, Denver, Kansas City, N.Y. Jets, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Tampa Bay (two each).

Below are full game statistics for all 30 players (20 starters^) that saw action along with select status and injury updates on some Gators during the ninth week of the regular season.

^ Kickers and returners not counted as starters.

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Started | three tackles (two solo), three pass defenses
» One of Haden’s pass defenses was a purposeful tipping of the ball to a teammate, who grabbed an interception.
WR PERCY HARVIN, New York Jets: Started | 11 receptions for 129 yards (targets: 13, long: 42) [team-highs]; carry for eight yards; two kick returns for 88 yards (long: 65)

PLAYS OF THE WEEK

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


BALTIMORE RAVENS
S Matt Elam: Started | four tackles (one solo, one for loss), 0.5 sack, three QB hits [team-high]
S Will Hill: Started | six tackles (three solo)

BUFFALO BILLS
LB Brandon Spikes: Bye Week

CHICAGO BEARS
LB Jon Bostic: Bye Week

CINCINNATI BENGALS
DE Carlos Dunlap: Started | four tackles (three solo, one for loss), sack, three QB hits [team-high]
S Reggie Nelson: Started | three tackles (two solo)

CLEVELAND BROWNS
CB Joe Haden: Started | three tackles (two solo), three pass defenses
» One of Haden’s pass defenses was a purposeful tipping of the ball to a teammate, who grabbed an interception.

DALLAS COWBOYS
DE Jeremy Mincey: Started | tackle

DENVER BRONCOS
WR Andre Caldwell: Three kick returns for 48 yards (long: 19)
LB Lerentee McCray: Played as a reserve

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
C Jonotthan Harrison*: Started
CB Loucheiz Purifoy*: Solo tackle

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
S Josh Evans: Started | six tackles (two solo, one for loss)

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
WR Frankie Hammond Jr.: Played as a reserve
DE Jaye Howard: Started | two solo tackles

MIAMI DOLPHINS
LB Jelani Jenkins: Started | three tackles (two solo)
C Mike Pouncey: Started at right guard
K Caleb Sturgis: 3/4 on field goals (made: 26, 25, 23; missed: 45); 4/4 on extra points

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
DT Sharrif Floyd: Started | five tackles (one solo), 0.5 sack, two QB hits

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
DT Dominique Easley*: Solo tackle

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
LB Ronald Powell*: Played as a reserve

NEW YORK JETS
WR Percy Harvin: Started | 11 receptions for 129 yards (targets: 13, long: 42) [team-highs]; carry for eight yards; two kick returns for 88 yards (long: 65)

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
TE Trey Burton*: Played as a reserve
WR Riley Cooper: Started | two receptions for 26 yards (targets: 6, long: 13); solo tackle
DB Jaylen Watkins*: Played as a reserve

PITTSBURGH STEELERS
OT Marcus Gilbert: Started
C Maurkice Pouncey: Started

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SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
DT Ray McDonald: Started | three tackles (one solo, one for loss), QB hit

ST. LOUIS RAMS
CB Janoris Jenkins: Inactive/injured (knee)
CB Marcus Roberson*: Started

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
WR Louis Murphy: Started | two receptions for 13 yards (targets: 4, long: 9)
S Major Wright: Started | 13 tackles (seven solo, one for loss) [team-highs]

WASHINGTON
TE Jordan Reed: Reception for 17 yards

PRACTICE SQUAD
WR Solomon Patton (Arizona), WR Deonte Thompson (Baltimore), 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
Rookies: OG Jon Halapio*, DT Damien Jacobs*, LB Darrin Kitchens*, OL Kyle Koehne*

* Rookie

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