Former Florida Gators in the NFL: Week 5 (2013)

By Adam Silverstein
October 7, 2013

The 2013 NFL regular season continued this week with 34 former Florida Gators spread out over 19 teams. Ten teams have multiple Florida players on their roster including Miami (four); N.Y. Giants and Washington (three); Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Jacksonville, Pittsburgh and San Francisco (two).

Below are full game statistics for all 19 active players that participated this week along with select news updates on a number of Gators for the fourth week of the regular season.

* Rookie

LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: Started | 12 tackles [team-high] (seven solo, two for loss), pass defense, interception (three-yard return) [Video]

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

S MATT ELAM, Baltimore Ravens*: Started | two solo tackles
WR DEONTE THOMPSON, Baltimore Ravens: Two receptions for 11 yards (targets: 7, long: 6); four kick returns for 128 yards (long: 47)
LB JON BOSTIC, Chicago Bears*: Played as a reserve
S MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Started | four tackles (two solo)
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Started | five tackles (four solo), QB hit, forced fumble [Video]
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Started | tackle, fumble recovery [Video]
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Started | four tackles (three solo), pass defense
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Denver Broncos: Played as a reserve
S JOSH EVANS, Jacksonville Jaguars*: Started | three solo tackles
LB JELANI JENKINS, Miami Dolphins*: Two solo tackles
C MIKE POUNCEY, Miami Dolphins: Started | fumble (bad snap, not lost)
K CALEB STURGIS, Miami Dolphins*: Started | 3/4 on field goals (long: 48, miss: 57), 2/2 on extra points; tackle
» Sturgis started his career 10/10 on field goals before attempting a game-tying 57-yarder, which resulted in his first career miss.
S WILL HILL, New York Giants: Started | 11 solo tackles (one for loss)
» Hill played his first game of the season after being suspended four games.
DE JUSTIN TRATTOU, New York Giants: Played as a reserve
WR DAVID NELSON, New York Jets: Two receptions for nine yards (long: 7)
» Nelson was signed by the Jets on Tuesday.
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Started | target
DT RAY McDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Started | three solo tackles (one for loss), sack, QB hit
» McDonald injured his right biceps and left the game early. He was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday but results were not released as of press time.
CB JANORIS JENKINS, St. Louis Rams: Started | four solo tackles, pass defense

LB LERENTEE McCRAY, Denver Broncos*: Injured – ankle (injured reserve)
OT XAVIER NIXON, Indianapolis Colts: Inactive
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Inactive – injured – concussion
DT JAYE HOWARD, Kansas City Chiefs: Inactive
DT SHARRIF FLOYD, Minnesota Vikings*: Bye
RB MIKE GILLISLEE, Miami Dolphins*: Inactive
WR LOUIS MURPHY, New York Giants: Inactive – injured – ankle
RT MARCUS GILBERT, Pittsburgh Steelers: Bye
C MAURKICE POUNCEY, Pittsburgh Steelers: Bye – injured – torn ACL and MCL (season)
WR PERCY HARVIN, Seattle Seahawks: Injured – hip (PUP list)
DE JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM, San Francisco 49ers: Inactive
» Cunningham was signed by the 49ers on Tuesday.
RB JEFF DEMPS, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bye
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: Bye
OL MAURICE HURT, Washington Redskins: Bye – injured – knee (PUP list)
TE JORDAN REED, Washington Redskins*: Bye

WR Frankie Hammond, Jr.* (Kansas City)

Veterans: S Ahmad Black, OG Cooper Carlisle, P Chas Henry, OT Max Starks, QB Tim Tebow
» Black (Tampa Bay) and Starks (St. Louis) were waived/cut this week.
Rookies: WR Omarius Hines*, DT Omar Hunter*, DE Earl Okine*

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