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Monday October 7, 2013Gators in the NFL – Week Five Update

Gainesville, Fla.

Eighteen former Gators were active week five of the NFL season. Of those 18, 12 started for their respective teams. Brandon Spikes of the New England Patriots had an interception against the Bengals.

 

Four NFL teams of former Gators had a bye in week five: Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay and Washington.

 

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Matt Elam – Made the start at FS and collected two solo tackles.

Deonte Thompson – Saw action at wide receiver and had two receptions for 11 yards. Thompson also returned four kickoffs for a total of 128 yards with a long of 47 yards.

 

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Carlos Dunlap – Made the start at LDE and recorded a combined five tackles, four solo, one QB hit and one forced fumble.

Reggie Nelson – Started at FS and recovered one fumble for six yards with one assist.

 

CHICAGO BEARS

Major Wright – Started at SS and had four tackles, two solo.

Jon Bostic – Saw action at linebacker but did not record a stat.

 

CLEVELAND BROWNS

Joe Haden – Started at LCB and recorded four tackles, three solo, with one pass breakup.

 

DENVER BRONCOS

Andre Caldwell – Saw action at WR but did not record a stat.

 

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Jeremy Mincey – Was not active in week five.

Josh Evans – Made his second-consecutive pro start at FS and contributed with three tackles, all solo.

 

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Jaye Howard – Was not active in week five.

 

MIAMI DOLPHINS

Mike Pouncey – Started the game at C.

Mike Gillislee – Was not active in week five.

Caleb Sturgis – Made 3-4 FG with a long of 48 yards.

Jelani Jenkins – Saw action at LB and had one assist and one tackle on special teams.

 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (Bye Week)

Sharrif Floyd –

 

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Brandon Spikes – Made the start at LB and had an interception that he returned for three yards, a team-leading 12 tackles, seven solo, two TFL, and one pass breakup.

 

NEW YORK GIANTS

Will Hill – Made the start at DB and recorded 11 tackles, all solo, with one TFL.

Louis Murphy – Was not active in week five.

Justin Trattou – Saw action at DE but did not record a stat.

 

NEW YORK JETS

David Nelson – Made the start at WR and had two receptions for nine yards.

 

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Riley Cooper – Started at WR but did not record a stat.

 

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (Bye Week)

Marcus Gilbert –

Maurkice Pouncey – Suffered a season-ending torn ACL and MCL during the Steelers’ opening possession of their season opener.

 

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Ray McDonald – Started at LDT, recording three tackles, all solo, with one TFL, one QB hit and one sack for a loss of six yards.

Jermaine Cunningham – Was not active in week five.

 

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Percy Harvin – Was not active week five due to injury.

 

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (Bye Week)

Jeff Demps –

 

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (Bye Week)

Rex Grossman –

Maurice Hurt –

Jordan Reed –

 

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