Former Florida Gators in the NFL: 2014 Week 11

By Adam Silverstein
November 18, 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 24 players (15 starters^) that saw action along with select status and injury updates on some Gators during the 11th week of the regular season.

^ Kickers and returners not counted as starters.

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Started | 13 tackles (10 solo) [team-highs], pass defense, interception
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Started | two solo tackles, pass defense, four QB hits [team-high]

PLAY OF THE WEEK

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


BALTIMORE RAVENS
S Matt Elam: Bye Week
S Will Hill: Bye Week

BUFFALO BILLS
LB Brandon Spikes: Two tackles (one solo for loss)

CHICAGO BEARS
LB Jon Bostic: Five solo tackles

CINCINNATI BENGALS
DE Carlos Dunlap: Started | two solo tackles, pass defense, four QB hits [team-high]
S Reggie Nelson: Started | seven tackles (five solo)

CLEVELAND BROWNS
CB Joe Haden: Started | 13 tackles (10 solo) [team-highs], pass defense, interception

DALLAS COWBOYS
DE Jeremy Mincey: Bye Week

DENVER BRONCOS
WR Andre Caldwell: Three receptions for 31 yards (targets: 4, long: 15); two kick returns for 24 yards (long: 14)
LB Lerentee McCray: Played as a reserve

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
C Jonotthan Harrison*: Started
OT Xavier Nixon: Inactive
» Nixon missed the Colts’ first nine games while recovering from a preseason knee surgery. He was listed on injured reserve (designated to return) and moved to the 53-man roster during the bye week.
CB Loucheiz Purifoy*: Played as a reserve

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
S Josh Evans: Bye Week

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
WR Frankie Hammond Jr.: Started | solo tackle
DE Jaye Howard: Three solo tackles (two for loss)

MIAMI DOLPHINS
LB Jelani Jenkins: Started | five solo tackles
C Mike Pouncey: Started at right guard
K Caleb Sturgis: 2/2 on field goals (made: 38, 32); 2/2 on extra points; solo tackle

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
DT Sharrif Floyd: Started | five solo tackles (one for loss)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
DT Dominique Easley*: Solo tackle for loss, QB hit

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

NEW YORK JETS
WR Percy Harvin: Bye Week

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
TE Trey Burton*: Played as a reserve
WR Riley Cooper: Started | four receptions for 39 yards (targets: 6, long: 14)
DB Jaylen Watkins*: Inactive

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

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
DT Ray McDonald: Started | seven tackles (five solo), sack

ST. LOUIS RAMS
CB Janoris Jenkins: Started | four solo tackles
CB Marcus Roberson*: Inactive/injured (ankle)

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
WR Louis Murphy: Played as a reserve
S Major Wright: Started | nine tackles (six solo)

WASHINGTON
TE Jordan Reed: Started | two receptions for 22 yards (targets: 3, long: 12); two solo tackles
» Reed injured his hamstring in Sunday’s game, a concern for Washington considering the same injury forced him to miss multiple games early in the season.

PRACTICE SQUAD
WR Solomon Patton (Arizona), WR Deonte Thompson (Baltimore), DE Justin Trattou (Minnesota)

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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