Former Florida Gators in the NFL: Week 7 (2013)

By Adam Silverstein
October 22, 2013

The 2013 NFL regular season continued this week with 34 former Florida Gators spread out over 20 teams.

Eleven teams have multiple Florida players on their respective rosters including Miami (four); Washington (three); Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Jacksonville, Minnesota, N.Y. Giants, Pittsburgh and San Francisco (two).

Below are full game statistics for all 22 active players that participated this week along with select news updates on a number of Gators for the seventh week of the regular season.

* Rookie

TE JORDAN REED, Washington Redskins*: Nine receptions for 134 yards [team-highs] (targets: 9, long: 38), touchdown
» All of Reed’s statistics were career-highs.

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

S MATT ELAM, Baltimore Ravens*: Started | three solo tackles (one for loss), fumble recovery
» The fumble recovery was the first of Elam’s career.
WR DEONTE THOMPSON, Baltimore Ravens: Played as a reserve
LB JON BOSTIC, Chicago Bears*: Started | eight tackles (six solo) [team-highs]
» Bostic earned his first career start.
S MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Started | eight tackles [team-high] (five solo)
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Started | five tackles (three solo), two QB hits, blocked kick
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Started | five tackles (four solo), pass defense, QB hit, fumble recovery
» Dunlap and Nelson have worked together on turnovers in consecutive last weeks. In Week 6, Dunlap forced a fumble that Nelson recovered. This week, Dunlap blocked a field goal that Nelson picked up.
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Started | three solo tackles
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Denver Broncos: Two tackles
S JOSH EVANS, Jacksonville Jaguars*: Started | nine tackles (eight solo)
LB JELANI JENKINS, Miami Dolphins*: Three solo tackles
» Jenkins saw the most action of his career and played well overall despite drawing a roughing the passer penalty for a helmet-to-helmet hit.
C MIKE POUNCEY, Miami Dolphins: Started | solo tackle
K CALEB STURGIS, Miami Dolphins*: Missed 51-yard field goal, 3/3 on extra points
» Sturgis has missed his last two field goals including a 58-yard attempt in Week 6. His attempt was on-point Sunday until a gust of wind forced it to the right of the upright.
DT SHARRIF FLOYD, Minnesota Vikings*: Kick return for nine yards, fumble (lost)
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: Started | 11 tackles [team-high] (six solo, one for loss)
S WILL HILL, New York Giants: Four solo tackles, QB hit
WR LOUIS MURPHY, New York Giants: Played as a reserve
WR DAVID NELSON, New York Jets: Started | four receptions for 80 yards (targets: 7, long: 27)
» Nelson started for the first time in a Jets uniform and gained at least 80 yards in a single game for the first time since Sept. 25, 2011.
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Started | six receptions for 88 yards [team-highs] (targets: 7, long: 26)
» Cooper has combined for 208 yards in his last two games, each of which has a place among his top-three receiving performances in his NFL career.
RT MARCUS GILBERT, Pittsburgh Steelers: Started
DT RAY McDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Started | solo tackle, QB hit
CB JANORIS JENKINS, St. Louis Rams: Started | two tackles (one solo)
» Jenkins and Carolina WR Steve Smith went back-and-forth all game with the former angering the latter by insulting his wife. “What I don’t like is a young guy, come sin, obviously his first ever time using the internet and Google, and he Googles information about me, talks about my wife and stuff like that. That’s kind of some of the bullshit I just don’t play with,” Smith said after the game. “He can take his ass back to St. Louis and watch the [expletive] film because I don’t play them games. And if I see him in the streets, I’m going to punch him in his [expletive] mouth.” Smith scored a touchdown on Jenkins and said he exaggerated his celebration to make a point. “When you embarrass people you rub it in their face. When your dog pisses on the carpet, you rub it in his face.”

LB LERENTEE McCRAY, Denver Broncos*: Injured – ankle (injured reserve)
OT XAVIER NIXON, Indianapolis Colts: Inactive
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Injured – concussion
DT JAYE HOWARD, Kansas City Chiefs: Inactive
RB MIKE GILLISLEE, Miami Dolphins*: Inactive
DE JUSTIN TRATTOU, Minnesota Vikings: Inactive
C MAURKICE POUNCEY, Pittsburgh Steelers: Injured – torn ACL and MCL (season)
WR PERCY HARVIN, Seattle Seahawks: Injured – hip (PUP list)
» Harvin practiced for the first time this season on Monday.
DE JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM, San Francisco 49ers: Inactive
RB JEFF DEMPS, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Injured – groin
» Demps had groin surgery on Thursday. There is no timetable for his return.
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: Inacitve
OL MAURICE HURT, Washington Redskins: Injured – knee (PUP list)

WR Frankie Hammond, Jr.* (Kansas City)

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


  1. gatorboi352 says:

    Simply amazing the ‘leap’ he has made (no pun intended) in less than half an NFL season. They must have really good offensive coaches and player developmental programs in Washington.

    • fphingator says:

      Reed led Uf in catches,RAC,and receiving yards 2 years in a row. I think some fans are so pessimistic that they refuse to see any positives. That was no leap of faith.

  2. superg8r says:

    Is is wrong that I’m just hanging around waiting for Snell’s Slant and his impending meltdown?

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