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Monday December 31, 2012Gators in the NFL - Week 17 Update

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­­­26 former Gators were active in week 17 of the NFL season. Of those 26, 13 started for their respective teams.  Carlos Dunlap returned an interception for a touchdown in week 17. The postseason begins on Jan. 5 with Wild Card Weekend as five of the eight participating teams will feature a former Gator.  



ATLANTA FALCONS

·       Mike Peterson – Saw action at LB and recorded a special teams tackle

 

BALTIMORE RAVENS

·       Deonte Thompson – Saw action at WR/RS and recorded four receptions for 26 yards and

 

BUFFALO BILLS

·       David Nelson­ – Tore ACL in week one, will miss remainder of the season

 

CAROLINA PANTHERS

·       Louis Murphy – Saw action at WR and recorded three receptions for 57 yards

 

CINCINNATI BENGALS

·       Carlos Dunlap­ – Saw action at DE and recorded two tackles, a sack for a loss of 13 yards, a TFL, two quarterback hits, a pass defense and returned an interception 14 yards for a touchdown

·       Reggie Nelson – Started at FS and recorded five tackles and a pass defense

 

CHICAGO BEARS

·       Major Wright – Started at SS and recorded six tackles and recovered a fumble

 

CLEVELAND BROWNS

·       Joe Haden – Started at LCB and recorded six tackles

 

DENVER BRONCOS

·       Andre Caldwell – Saw action at WR and recorded a special teams tackle

 

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

·       Jeremy Mincey – Started at LDE and recorded two tackles and a quarterback hit

 

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

·       Brandon Siler­ ­– Saw action at LB and recorded two tackles

 

MIAMI DOLPHINS

·       Mike Pouncey – Started at C

 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

·       Percy Harvin – On injured reserve

 

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

·       Jermaine Cunningham – Started at DE and recorded a tackle

·       Aaron Hernandez­ – Started at TE and recorded five receptions for 44 yards

·       Brandon Spikes – Started at LB

·       Jeff DempsOn injured reserve

 

NEW YORK GIANTS

·       Will Hill – Saw action at S and recorded two tackles

 

NEW YORK JETS

·       Tim Tebow – Saw action at QB

 

OAKLAND RAIDERS

·       Cooper Carlisle – Started at LG

 

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

·       Riley Cooper – Started at WR and recorded three receptions for 32 yards

 

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

·       Marcus Gilbert – On injured reserve

·       Maurkice Pouncey – Started at C

·       Chris Rainey – Saw action at RB and recorded a rush for two yards and two kickoff returns for 46 yards

·       Max Starks – Started at LT

 

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

·       Ray McDonald – Started at LDT and recorded two tackles and forced a fumble

 

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

·       Jaye Howard – Saw action at DT


 

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

·       Ahmad Black – Saw action at S and recorded a tackle and pass defense

 

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

·       Rex Grossman – Was active but did not see action in week 17

·       Maurice Hurt – Saw action at G/T

 

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