Former Florida Gators in the NFL: 2014 Week 15

By Adam Silverstein
December 16, 2014

The 2014 NFL regular season continued this week with 35 former Florida Gators spread out over 21 of the 32 teams in the league.

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

Below are full game statistics for all 25 players (15 starters^) that saw action along with select status and injury updates on some Gators during the 15th week of the regular season.

^ Kickers and returners not counted as starters.

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Started | six tackles (five solo, two for loss), sack, three QB hits [all team-highs]
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Dallas Cowboys: Started | three tackles (two solo for loss), two sacks, two QB hits

PLAY OF THE WEEK

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


BALTIMORE RAVENS
S Matt Elam: Three tackles (two solo)
S Will Hill: Started | three tackles (two solo)

BUFFALO BILLS
LB Brandon Spikes: Tackle
WR Deonte Thompson: Inactive

CHICAGO BEARS
LB Jon Bostic: Started | eight tackles (six solo)

CINCINNATI BENGALS
DE Carlos Dunlap: Started | six tackles (five solo, two for loss), sack, three QB hits [all team-highs]
S Reggie Nelson: Started | four tackles (two solo), pass defense

CLEVELAND BROWNS
CB Joe Haden: Started | two solo tackles, pass defense
» Haden injured his shoulder in Sunday’s loss and is awaiting MRI results that will determine whether he is indeed out for the final two weeks of the regular season, as expected.

DALLAS COWBOYS
DE Jeremy Mincey: Started | three tackles (two solo for loss), two sacks, two QB hits

DENVER BRONCOS
WR Andre Caldwell: Played as a reserve
LB Lerentee McCray: Played as a reserve

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
C Jonotthan Harrison*: Started at center
OT Xavier Nixon: Played as a reserve

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
S Josh Evans: Started | eight tackles (four solo), fumble recovery

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
WR Frankie Hammond Jr.: Reception for seven yards; kick return for 37 yards
DE Jaye Howard: Started | two tackles (one solo), 0.5 sack, QB hit, pass defense

MIAMI DOLPHINS
LB Jelani Jenkins: Inactive/injured (foot)
C Mike Pouncey: Started at right guard
K Caleb Sturgis: 2/3 on field goals (made: 24, 53; blocked: 41); 1/1 on extra points

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
DT Sharrif Floyd: Inactive/injured (knee)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
DT Dominique Easley*: Inactive/injured (knee)

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
LB Ronald Powell*: Inactive

NEW YORK JETS
WR Percy Harvin: Started | three targets; carry for 10 yards; kick return for 33 yards

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
TE Trey Burton*: Played as a reserve
WR Riley Cooper: Started | two receptions for 17 yards (targets: 4, long: 17)
DB Jaylen Watkins*: Inactive

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

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

ST. LOUIS RAMS
CB Janoris Jenkins: Started | eight tackles (seven solo, one for loss), pass defense
CB Marcus Roberson*: Inactive/injured (ankle)

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
WR Louis Murphy: Played as a reserve
WR Solomon Patton: Inactive
» Patton was signed off Arizona’s practice squad on Dec. 1.
S Major Wright: Inactive (ribs)

WASHINGTON
TE Jordan Reed: Three receptions for 13 yards (targets: 4, long: 7)

PRACTICE SQUAD
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, 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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