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Florida Gators in the NFL: Week 9

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Seventeen former Gators were active in Week 9 of the NFL season. Of those 17, 11 players started for their respective teams with performances from Pittsburgh’s Chris Rainey (five kickoff returns, 173 yards) and Tampa Bay’s Ahmad Black (forced fumble, interception, five tackles) highlighting the weekend.

ATLANTA FALCONS

· Mike Peterson – Started at OLB and recorded a tackle

BALTIMORE RAVENS

· Deonte Thompson – Not active in week nine

BUFFALO BILLS

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

CAROLINA PANTHERS

· Louis Murphy – Started at WR and recorded a reception for four yards

CINCINNATI BENGALS

· Carlos Dunlap­ – Saw action at DE and recorded four tackles

· Reggie Nelson – Started at FS and recorded five tackles

CHICAGO BEARS

· Major Wright – Started at SS

CLEVELAND BROWNS

· Joe Haden – Started at LCB and recorded four tackles and a pass defense

DENVER BRONCOS

· Andre Caldwell – Not active in week nine

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

· Jeremy Mincey – Started at LDE and recorded two tackles

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

· Brandon Siler­ ­– Saw action at LB

MIAMI DOLPHINS

· Mike Pouncey – Started at C

· Jabar Gaffney – Saw action at WR and recorded two receptions for 27 yards

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

· Percy Harvin – Started at WR and recorded four rushes for 24 yards, two receptions for 10 yards and a kickoff for 39 yards

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

· Jermaine Cunningham – Bye Week

· Aaron Hernandez­ – Bye Week

· Brandon Spikes – Bye Week

· Jeff Demps – Bye Week

NEW YORK GIANTS

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

NEW YORK JETS

· Tim Tebow – Bye Week

OAKLAND RAIDERS

· Cooper Carlisle – Started at LG

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

· Riley Cooper – Saw action at WR

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

· Marcus Gilbert – Not active in week nine

· Maurkice Pouncey – Started at C

· Chris Rainey – Saw action at RB and recorded a rush for four yards and five kickoffs for 173 yards with a long of 68

· Max Starks – Started at LT

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

· Ray McDonald – Bye Week

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

· Jaye Howard – Not active in week nine

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

· Ahmad Black – Saw action at S and forced a fumble, recorded an interception that was returned for 34 yards, five tackles and a pass defense

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

· Rex Grossman – Not active in week nine

· Maurice Hurt – Not active in week nine

Courtesy of UF Communications

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Seventeen former Gators were active in Week 9 of the NFL season. Of those 17, 11 players started for their respective teams with performances from Pittsburgh’s Chris Rainey (five kickoff returns, 173 yards) and Tampa Bay’s Ahmad Black (forced fumble, interception, five tackles) highlighting the weekend.

ATLANTA FALCONS

· Mike Peterson – Started at OLB and recorded a tackle

BALTIMORE RAVENS

· Deonte Thompson – Not active in week nine

BUFFALO BILLS

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

CAROLINA PANTHERS

· Louis Murphy – Started at WR and recorded a reception for four yards

CINCINNATI BENGALS

· Carlos Dunlap­ – Saw action at DE and recorded four tackles

· Reggie Nelson – Started at FS and recorded five tackles

CHICAGO BEARS

· Major Wright – Started at SS

CLEVELAND BROWNS

· Joe Haden – Started at LCB and recorded four tackles and a pass defense

DENVER BRONCOS

· Andre Caldwell – Not active in week nine

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

· Jeremy Mincey – Started at LDE and recorded two tackles

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

· Brandon Siler­ ­– Saw action at LB

MIAMI DOLPHINS

· Mike Pouncey – Started at C

· Jabar Gaffney – Saw action at WR and recorded two receptions for 27 yards

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

· Percy Harvin – Started at WR and recorded four rushes for 24 yards, two receptions for 10 yards and a kickoff for 39 yards

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

· Jermaine Cunningham – Bye Week

· Aaron Hernandez­ – Bye Week

· Brandon Spikes – Bye Week

· Jeff Demps – Bye Week

NEW YORK GIANTS

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

NEW YORK JETS

· Tim Tebow – Bye Week

OAKLAND RAIDERS

· Cooper Carlisle – Started at LG

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

· Riley Cooper – Saw action at WR

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

· Marcus Gilbert – Not active in week nine

· Maurkice Pouncey – Started at C

· Chris Rainey – Saw action at RB and recorded a rush for four yards and five kickoffs for 173 yards with a long of 68

· Max Starks – Started at LT

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

· Ray McDonald – Bye Week

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

· Jaye Howard – Not active in week nine

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

· Ahmad Black – Saw action at S and forced a fumble, recorded an interception that was returned for 34 yards, five tackles and a pass defense

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

· Rex Grossman – Not active in week nine

· Maurice Hurt – Not active in week nine

Courtesy of UF Communications

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