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Florida Gators in the NFL: Week 8

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Twenty-one former Gators were active in Week 8 of the NFL season. Of those 21, 10 started for their respective teams, while Percy Harvin and Louis Murphy both scored touchdowns.

ATLANTA FALCONS

· Mike Peterson – Saw action at LB

BALTIMORE RAVENS

· Deonte Thompson – Bye Week

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 a fumble recovery in the end zone for a touchdown

CINCINNATI BENGALS

· Carlos Dunlap­ – Bye Week

· Reggie Nelson – Bye Week

CHICAGO BEARS

· Major Wright – Started at SS and recorded five tackles, including one tackle for loss, and forced a fumble

CLEVELAND BROWNS

· Joe Haden – Started at LCB and recorded eight tackles

DENVER BRONCOS

· Andre Caldwell – Saw action at WR

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

· Jeremy Mincey – Started at LDE and recorded five tackles including one sack for a loss of seven yards

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

· Brandon Siler­ ­– Saw action at LB and recorded a special teams tackle

MIAMI DOLPHINS

· Mike Pouncey – Started at C

· Jabar Gaffney – Saw action at WR and recorded one reception for 30 yards

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

· Percy Harvin – Started at WR and recorded seven receptions for 90 yards with one touchdown while returning one kickoff for 43 yards

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

· Jermaine Cunningham – Saw action at DE and record two tackles

· Aaron Hernandez­ – Was not active in week eight

· Brandon Spikes – Started at LB and had a team-high eight tackles and two pass defenses

· Jeff Demps – On injured reserve

NEW YORK GIANTS

· Will Hill – Serving the third of a four-game suspension

NEW YORK JETS

· Tim Tebow – Saw action at QB and had one rush for two yards

OAKLAND RAIDERS

· Cooper Carlisle – Started at LG

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

· Riley Cooper – Saw action at WR

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

· Marcus Gilbert – Not active in week eight

· Maurkice Pouncey – Started at C

· Chris Rainey – Saw action at RB and had four rushes for 26 yards with a long of 19 and returned two kickoffs for 43 yards with a long of 22

· Max Starks – Started at LT

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

· Ray McDonald – Started at LDT and recorded three tackles including two tackles for loss

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

· Jaye Howard – Not active in week eight

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

· Ahmad Black – Saw action at S and recorded two tackles

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

· Rex Grossman – Was not active in week eight

· Maurice Hurt – Saw action at G/T

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Twenty-one former Gators were active in Week 8 of the NFL season. Of those 21, 10 started for their respective teams, while Percy Harvin and Louis Murphy both scored touchdowns.

ATLANTA FALCONS

· Mike Peterson – Saw action at LB

BALTIMORE RAVENS

· Deonte Thompson – Bye Week

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 a fumble recovery in the end zone for a touchdown

CINCINNATI BENGALS

· Carlos Dunlap­ – Bye Week

· Reggie Nelson – Bye Week

CHICAGO BEARS

· Major Wright – Started at SS and recorded five tackles, including one tackle for loss, and forced a fumble

CLEVELAND BROWNS

· Joe Haden – Started at LCB and recorded eight tackles

DENVER BRONCOS

· Andre Caldwell – Saw action at WR

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

· Jeremy Mincey – Started at LDE and recorded five tackles including one sack for a loss of seven yards

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

· Brandon Siler­ ­– Saw action at LB and recorded a special teams tackle

MIAMI DOLPHINS

· Mike Pouncey – Started at C

· Jabar Gaffney – Saw action at WR and recorded one reception for 30 yards

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

· Percy Harvin – Started at WR and recorded seven receptions for 90 yards with one touchdown while returning one kickoff for 43 yards

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

· Jermaine Cunningham – Saw action at DE and record two tackles

· Aaron Hernandez­ – Was not active in week eight

· Brandon Spikes – Started at LB and had a team-high eight tackles and two pass defenses

· Jeff Demps – On injured reserve

NEW YORK GIANTS

· Will Hill – Serving the third of a four-game suspension

NEW YORK JETS

· Tim Tebow – Saw action at QB and had one rush for two yards

OAKLAND RAIDERS

· Cooper Carlisle – Started at LG

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

· Riley Cooper – Saw action at WR

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

· Marcus Gilbert – Not active in week eight

· Maurkice Pouncey – Started at C

· Chris Rainey – Saw action at RB and had four rushes for 26 yards with a long of 19 and returned two kickoffs for 43 yards with a long of 22

· Max Starks – Started at LT

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

· Ray McDonald – Started at LDT and recorded three tackles including two tackles for loss

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

· Jaye Howard – Not active in week eight

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

· Ahmad Black – Saw action at S and recorded two tackles

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

· Rex Grossman – Was not active in week eight

· Maurice Hurt – Saw action at G/T

Courtesy of UF Communications

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