Former Florida Gators in the NFL: 2014 Week 14

By Adam Silverstein
December 9, 2014

The 2014 NFL regular season continued this week with 34 former Florida Gators spread out over 21 of the 32 teams in the league.

Eleven teams had multiple Florida players on their rosters including Miami (four); Philadelphia and Tampa Bay (three); and Baltimore, Cincinnati, Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, N.Y. Jets, Pittsburgh and St. Louis (two each).

Below are full game statistics for all 29 players (20 starters^) that saw action along with select status and injury updates on some Gators during the 14th week of the regular season.

^ Kickers and returners not counted as starters.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
WR PERCY HARVIN, New York Jets: Started | six receptions for 124 yards (targets: 9, long: 45) [all team-highs]; two carries for three yards (long: 4), fumble (not lost); four kick returns for 109 yards (long: 47)
» The receiving touchdown was Harvin’s first since Oct. 25, 2012 and just his second offensive touchdown in that same span. The 124 yards were his second-most this season (129, Nov. 2).
» Harvin was feared to be lost for the season with an ankle injury suffered in the game, but the Jets diagnosed it as a low ankle sprain and he is questionable for Sunday.

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


BALTIMORE RAVENS
S Matt Elam: Started | four solo tackles
S Will Hill: Started | five solo tackles

BUFFALO BILLS
LB Brandon Spikes: Started | three solo tackles

CHICAGO BEARS
LB Jon Bostic: Started | seven tackles (five solo) [team-high]

CINCINNATI BENGALS
DE Carlos Dunlap: Started | two tackles, QB hit
S Reggie Nelson: Started | four tackles (one solo)

CLEVELAND BROWNS
CB Joe Haden: Started | four solo tackles (two pass defenses)

DALLAS COWBOYS
DE Jeremy Mincey: Started | QB hit

DENVER BRONCOS
WR Andre Caldwell: Kick return for 26 yards
LB Lerentee McCray: Pass defense

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
C Jonotthan Harrison*: Started at center
OT Xavier Nixon: Inactive

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
S Josh Evans: Started | five tackles (four solo)

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
WR Frankie Hammond Jr.: Played as a reserve
DE Jaye Howard: Started | four tackles (three solo), QB hit

MIAMI DOLPHINS
LB Jelani Jenkins: Started | four solo tackles (one for loss)
C Mike Pouncey: Started at right guard, also played center
K Caleb Sturgis: 2/2 on field goals (made: 46, 34), 1/1 on extra points

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
DT Sharrif Floyd: Solo tackle

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
DT Dominique Easley*: QB hit

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

NEW YORK JETS
WR Percy Harvin: Started | six receptions for 124 yards (targets: 9, long: 45) [all team-highs]; two carries for three yards (long: 4), fumble (not lost); four kick returns for 109 yards (long: 47)
» The receiving touchdown was Harvin’s first since Oct. 25, 2012 and just his second offensive touchdown in that same span. The 124 yards were his second-most this season (129, Nov. 2).
» Harvin was feared to be lost for the season with an ankle injury suffered in the game, but the Jets diagnosed it as a low ankle sprain and he is questionable for Sunday.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
TE Trey Burton*: Inactive
WR Riley Cooper: Started | three receptions for 13 yards (targets: 5, long: 5); solo tackle
DB Jaylen Watkins*: Inactive

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS
OT Marcus Gilbert: Inactive
C Maurkice Pouncey: Started at center

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
DT Ray McDonald: Started | two tackles (one solo for loss)

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

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
WR Louis Murphy: Started | three receptions for 18 yards (targets: 4, long: 9)
WR Solomon Patton:
» Patton was signed off Arizona’s practice squad on Monday.
S Major Wright: Four tackles (one solo)

WASHINGTON
TE Jordan Reed: Started | three receptions for 25 yards (targets: 7, long: 11)

PRACTICE SQUAD
WR Deonte Thompson (Baltimore), DE Justin Trattou (Minnesota)
» Thompson was signed off Baltimore’s practice squad on Monday by Buffalo.

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, CB Loucheiz Purifoy*, 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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