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Tuesday December 24, 2013Gators in the NFL – Week 16 Update

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Nineteen former Gators saw action in week 16 of the NFL season. Of those 19, 14 started for their respective teams.

 

With 4:57 left in the game against the Lions, Will Hill returned an interception for 38 yards and a TD to tie the game en route to a Giants’ win in overtime, 23-20 (Watch Here).

 

David Nelson scored first for the Jets on a six yard TD pass from Geno Smith (Watch Here) and again in the fourth quarter to take the lead over the Browns (Watch Here).

 

Riley Cooper of the Eagles scored the first six points of the game against the Bears on a five-yard TD pass from QB Nick Foles (Watch Here).

 

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Matt Elam – Started at FS and made six tackles, two solo, against the Patriots.   

Deonte Thompson – Was not active in week 16.

 

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Carlos Dunlap – Started at LDE and made five combined tackles, one solo, including one sack for a loss of 0.5 yards, two QB hits and one pass breakup. Dunlap recovered a Minnesota fumble and returned it for 42 yards.

Reggie Nelson – Made the start at FS and made five tackles, four solo, and broke up one pass.

 

CHICAGO BEARS

Major Wright – Started at SS and recorded seven solo tackles against the Eagles.

Jon Bostic – Started at MLB and made eight tackles, seven solo, with one TFL and recovered an Eagles’ fumble.

 

CLEVELAND BROWNS

Joe Haden – Made the start at LCB and recorded two tackles, one solo, and had two pass breakups.

 

DENVER BRONCOS

Andre Caldwell – Started at WR against the Texans and had two receptions for 12 yards and recorded one tackle on special teams.

 

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Chris Rainey – Was not active in week 16.

 

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Josh Evans – Made the start at FS and recorded six solo tackles.

 

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Jaye Howard – Was not active in week 16.

 

MIAMI DOLPHINS

Mike Pouncey – Started at C.  

Mike Gillislee – Was not active in week 16.

Caleb Sturgis – Saw action against the Bills, but did not have any FG attempts.  

Jelani Jenkins – Saw action at LB and contributed with one solo tackle.

 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Sharrif Floyd – Saw action at DT and contributed with three tackles, one solo, and one pass breakup.

 

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Brandon Spikes – Started at LB and recorded seven tackles, three solo, including one TFL.

 

NEW YORK GIANTS

Will Hill – Started at FS against the Lions and recorded a combined nine tackles, four solo, with two tackles on special teams. With 4:57 left in the game, Hill returned an interception for 38 yards and a TD to tie the game 20-20 en route to an overtime 23-20 win for the Giants (Watch Here).

Louis Murphy – Saw action at WR and had two catches for 10 yards.

 

NEW YORK JETS

Jermaine Cunningham – Was not active in week 16.

David Nelson – Made the start at TE and had four receptions for 33 yards with a team-leading two TDs. Nelson scored first for the Jets on a six yard TD pass from Geno Smith (Watch Here) and again in the fourth quarter to take the lead over the Browns (Watch Here).

 

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Riley Cooper – Saw action at WR and scored the first six points of the game on a five-yard TD pass from QB Nick Foles (Watch Here). Cooper finished the game with three catches for 53 yards.

 

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Marcus Gilbert – Made the start at RT.

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 and made two solo tackles with one TFL.

 

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Percy Harvin – Was not active in week 16.

 

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Jeff Demps – Was not active in week 16.

 

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

Rex Grossman – Was not active in week 16.

Maurice Hurt – Was not active in week 16.

Jordan Reed – Was not active in week 16.

 

 

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