Former Florida Gators in the NFL: Week 17 (2013)

The 2013 NFL regular season concluded this week with 35 former Florida Gators spread out over 20 teams.

Ten teams have multiple Florida players on their respective rosters including Miami (four); Denver and Washington (three each); Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, N.Y. Giants, N.Y. Jets and Pittsburgh (two each).

Below are full game statistics for all 23 active players that participated this week along with select news updates on a number of Gators for the final week of the regular season.

A total of 12 former Florida players are on rosters of eight teams that have advanced to the 2013-14 NFL Playoffs. Two of those players are out for the season due to injury.

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

Players with their name in orange advanced to the 2013-14 NFL Playoffs.
* Rookie

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Started | seven tackles (six solo), two pass defenses

ACTIVE (24)
S MATT ELAM, Baltimore Ravens*: Started | 10 tackles (seven solo, one for loss)
LB JON BOSTIC, Chicago Bears*: Played as a reserve
S MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Started | eight tackles (seven solo)
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Started | two tackles, pass defense, three QB hits
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Denver Broncos: Started | three receptions for 42 yards (targets: 6, long: 19)
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Denver Broncos Played as a reserve
OT XAVIER NIXON, Indianapolis Colts*: Played as a reserve
S JOSH EVANS, Jacksonville Jaguars*: Started | four tackles (three solo)
DT JAYE HOWARD, Kansas City Chiefs: Started | six tackles (five solo)
» Howard earned the first start of his career.
LB JELANI JENKINS, Miami Dolphins*: Solo tackle
C MIKE POUNCEY, Miami Dolphins: Started
K CALEB STURGIS, Miami Dolphins*: 1/1 on extra points
DT SHARRIF FLOYD, Minnesota Vikings*: Two tackles (one solo, one for loss)
DE JUSTIN TRATTOU, Minnesota Vikings: Solo tackle
» Trattou was called up from the practice squad on Dec. 21.
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: Started | tackle
S WILL HILL, New York Giants: Started | six solo tackles
WR LOUIS MURPHY, New York Giants: Reception for eight yards (targets: 5)
WR DAVID NELSON, New York Jets: Started | five receptions for 66 yards (targets: 6, long: 31) [team-highs]
» Nelson started at tight end for the first time in his career.
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Three receptions for 39 yards (long: 19)
RT MARCUS GILBERT, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started
DT RAY McDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Started | three solo tackles
CB JANORIS JENKINS, St. Louis Rams: Started
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: Active

BYE / INACTIVE / INJURED (11)
WR DEONTE THOMPSON, Baltimore Ravens: Inactive
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Injured – hip
LB LERENTEE McCRAY, Denver Broncos*: Injured – ankle (injured reserve)
RB CHRIS RAINEY, Indianapolis Colts: Injured – ankle (season)
RB MIKE GILLISLEE, Miami Dolphins*: Inactive
DE JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM, New York Jets: Inactive
C MAURKICE POUNCEY, Pittsburgh Steelers: Injured – torn ACL and MCL (season)
RB JEFF DEMPS, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Injured – groin (season)
WR PERCY HARVIN, Seattle Seahawks: Injured – hip
OL MAURICE HURT, Washington Redskins: Injured – knee (PUP list)
TE JORDAN REED, Washington Redskins*: Injured – concussion (season)

PRACTICE SQUAD (1)
WR Frankie Hammond, Jr.* (Kansas City)

NOTABLE FREE AGENTS
Veterans: S Ahmad Black, OG Cooper Carlisle, P Chas Henry, OT Max Starks, QB Tim Tebow, DE Justin Trattou
Rookies: WR Omarius Hines*, DT Omar Hunter*, DE Earl Okine*

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