The 2013 NFL regular season continued this week with 31 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 and Pittsburgh (two).
Below are full game statistics for all 20 active players that participated this week along with select news updates on a number of Gators for the ninth week of the regular season.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Started | three receptions for 102 yards (targets: 5, long: 45), two touchdowns
» Cooper has recorded 241 yards and scored five touchdowns over the last two weeks. He had total touchdowns in the entire 2012 season.
Check out how the rest of the Gators in the NFL performed…after the break!
S MATT ELAM, Baltimore Ravens*: Started | three tackles (two solo, one for loss), pass defense
WR DEONTE THOMPSON, Baltimore Ravens: Target
LB JON BOSTIC, Chicago Bears*: Started | six tackles (three solo)
S MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Started | six tackles (four solo)
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Started | five tackles (three solo), two sacks, two QB hits, forced fumble
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Started | four tackles (three solo, one for loss)
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Denver Broncos: Target
S JOSH EVANS, Jacksonville Jaguars*: Five tackles (three solo)
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Four tackles (one solo)
LB JELANI JENKINS, Miami Dolphins*: Played as a reserve
C MIKE POUNCEY, Miami Dolphins: Started
K CALEB STURGIS, Miami Dolphins*: 2/2 on field goals (made: 30, 40); 2/2 on extra points
DT SHARRIF FLOYD, Minnesota Vikings*: Started | two tackles
» Floyd earned his first career NFL start on Sunday.
S WILL HILL, New York Giants: Started | four tackles (two solo)
WR LOUIS MURPHY, New York Giants: Played as a reserve
RT MARCUS GILBERT, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started
DT RAY McDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Started | two solo tackles
CB JANORIS JENKINS, St. Louis Rams: Started | six tackles (five solo)
TE JORDAN REED, Washington Redskins*: Started | six receptions for 62 yards (target: 9, long: 17), touchdown
BYE / INACTIVE / INJURED (11)
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Bye
LB LERENTEE McCRAY, Denver Broncos*: Injured – ankle (injured reserve)
DT JAYE HOWARD, Kansas City Chiefs: Bye
RB MIKE GILLISLEE, Miami Dolphins*: Inactive
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: Bye
WR DAVID NELSON, New York Jets: Bye
C MAURKICE POUNCEY, Pittsburgh Steelers: Injured – torn ACL and MCL (season)
WR PERCY HARVIN, Seattle Seahawks: Injured – hip (PUP list)
RB JEFF DEMPS, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Injured – groin
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: Inactive
OL MAURICE HURT, Washington Redskins: Injured – knee (PUP list)
PRACTICE SQUAD (2)
OT Xavier Nixon* (Indianapolis), WR Frankie Hammond, Jr.* (Kansas City)
NOTABLE FREE AGENTS
Veterans: S Ahmad Black, OG Cooper Carlisle, DE Jermaine Cunningham P Chas Henry, OT Max Starks, QB Tim Tebow, DE Justin Trattou
Rookies: WR Omarius Hines*, DT Omar Hunter*, DE Earl Okine*