Florida Gators stars LB Jarrad Davis, S Marcus Maye to return; five leave early for 2016 NFL Draft

The Florida Gators defense was expected to be depleted in a major way with a number of players looking to enter the 2016 NFL Draft early. Instead, those losses will be somewhat mitigated with junior linebacker Jarrad Davis and redshirt junior safety Marcus Maye both confirming Monday that they will return to the team for their final seasons.

“One last ride as a Florida Gator!! Honored to wear the Orange & Blue on emore time!! #GatorNation #BDN,” Davis wrote on his Twitter account.

Maye co-signed the sentiment, adding, “One more go round!!”

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Florida DE Alex McCalister pens letter to Gator Nation announcing departure to NFL Draft

Florida Gators redshirt junior defensive end Alex McCalister‘s decision to enter the 2016 NFL Draft has been known for quite some time. Still, McCalister chose Wednesday night to make his choice to leave school official and did so by sending a letter out to Gators fans via his Twitter account.

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Florida Gators lose offensive stars RB Kelvin Taylor, WR Demarcus Robinson to 2016 NFL Draft

The Florida Gators will lose two offensive starters to the 2016 NFL Draft as juniors running back Kelvin Taylor and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson have decided to forego their final year of eligibility, head coach Jim McElwain confirmed Monday.

“Yeah,” McElwain said when asked if the players would be declaring. The coach later added that both were “doing a great job” in practice ahead of the bowl game.

Update: Following McElwain’s announcement, Robinson sent a tweet in which he said he has not declared for the NFL Draft. This story will be updated when there is a resolution to the matter.

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Report: Florida Gators dismiss starting DE Alex McCalister for team rules violation

Starting defensive end Alex McCalister, who has been sidelined with a foot injury for the last month, has been dismissed from the Florida Gators for a violation of team rules, according to The Gainesville Sun’s Robbie Andreu.

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Florida Gators practice update: Demarcus Robinson back, team calm, QB notes, injuries

No. 18 Florida Gators football is in the process of preparing for its first Southeastern Conference Championship Game appearance since 2009 when it meets the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide at 4 p.m. on Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia.

Head coach Jim McElwain met with the media early in the week to provide some updates on his team as it prepares for its toughest test of the season.

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Florida Gators release updated 12-man injury report ahead of Florida State game

With no additional media availabilities scheduled before the No. 12 Florida Gators host the No. 13 Florida State Seminoles on Saturday in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, the Gators provided a late-Wednesday injury update for the 12 players who could potentially miss the rivalry game.

Florida listed senior starting defensive linemen Jonathan Bullard (knee) and Alex McCalister (foot) as “doubtful” for the game, giving them a 25 percent chance of stepping foot on the field Saturday. Joining them with that designation was redshirt freshman DL Taven Bryan (foot), who plays a large number of snaps as a reserve.

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Starters Jon Bullard, Alex McCalister lead long Florida Gators injury list for Florida State

If you believe most of the names on head coach Jim McElwain‘s injury list will not play against Florida State on Saturday, the Florida Gators are in serious trouble.

McElwain announced Monday that starting Rush defensive end redshirt junior Alex McCalister (foot) and his backup, redshirt sophomore Jordan Sherit, will both miss the game … but he did not stop there.

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Gameday – No. 8 Florida Gators vs. FAU: What to know, how to watch on TV, live stream online

No. 8 Florida Gators football returns home for the first of two games that will close out its regular season when it hosts the Florida Atlantic Owls on Saturday.

Here’s a look ahead at Saturday’s game: what to know and how to watch Florida-FAU.

Viewing information

Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium – Gainesville, Florida [Capacity: 88,548]
Weather: 76°F, cloudy (15% chance of rain), winds E at 5 mph

Time: 12:00 p.m. EST
TV: SEC Network (Tom Hart, Andre Ware)

Streaming Video: SEC Network | Mobile Video: Watch ESPN app (iPhone) / (Android)
SiriusXM: 134/190 | Radio: Gator Radio Network [Affiliates]

Live Updates: @OnlyGators on Twitter

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