Gators in the NFL: Niners win in Murphy’s debut

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Louis Murphy celebrates during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Wide receiver Louis Murphy’s arrival in the Bay Area may not have directly led to the 49ers notching their first win of the season Sunday (a 31-21 home win over the Giants), but Murphy did haul in two catches for first downs including a 40-yard grab in the third quarter that led to a Niners score.

The 30-year-old receiver missed all of 2016 with a torn ACL and hasn’t played in an NFL game since week six of 2015 when he was with the Buccaneers.

Murphy spent time with the Niners in training camp this year but didn’t make the team.

Around the NFL, the linebacker duo of Jon Bostic and Antonio Morrison led the Indianapolis Colts with nine tackles apiece as the Colts fell to the Steelers 20-17.

Bostic was a senior in 2012 when Morrison came to Gainesville as a freshman, but the two seem to be proving themselves in the NFL. Bostic is first on the Colts in tackles (72) and Morrison is second (64).

Bostic was drafted in the second round by the Bears in 2013 and Morrison was taken in the fourth round by the Colts in 2016.

Also in Indianpolis this Sunday, cornerback Joe Haden fell awkwardly after colliding with Colts receiver Donte Moncrief near the end of the first quarter and had to be helped off the field. On Monday, it was announced that Haden has a non-displaced fracture of his left fibula and will be out five to six weeks.

Another former-Gator cornerback, Vernon Hargreaves was injured after making three tackles in Tampa Bay’s 20-15 win over the Jets and will have an MRI this week. Safety Marcus Maye saw action in the game for the Jets and tallied four total tackles.

Running back Mike Gillislee was inactive on Sunday Night Football after having at least eight carries in every game this season.

With three pass-catching running backs already in the rotation, it may be difficult for Gillislee to see much action as the New England offense becomes more predictable when Gillislee enters the game.

The Cardinals placed offensive tackle D.J. Humphries on injured reserve Monday. Humphries suffered a dislocated kneecap in last week’s game.


NOTE: 

This Gators in The NFL list only includes the players who finished their college careers at UF and didn’t transfer to finish up elsewhere.

Arizona Cardinals 
D.J. Humphries (T) — Injured reserve
Earl Okine (DE) — Practice Squad
Atlanta Falcons 
Keanu Neal (SS)
Brian Poole (DB)
Joey Ivie (DE) — Practice Squad
Buffalo Bills
Deonte Thompson (WR)
Carolina Panthers 
Bryan Cox Jr. (DE)
Chicago Bears 
Jonathan Bullard (DT)
Cincinnati Bengals 
Carlos Dunlap (DE)
Cleveland Browns 
Caleb Brantley (DT)
Dallas Cowboys 
Chaz Green (T)
Denver Broncos 
Max Garcia (G)
Detroit Lions 
Jarrad Davis (LB)
Teez Tabor (CB)
Houston Texans 
Chris Thompson (WR)
Indianapolis Colts
Jon Bostic (LB)
Quincy Wilson (CB)
Antonio Morrison (ILB)
Matt Jones (RB)
Jacksonville Jaguars 
Dante Fowler Jr. (DE)
Lerentee McCray (DE)
Kansas City Chiefs 
Demarcus Robinson (WR)
Los Angeles Rams 
Dominique Easley (DT) — Injured reserve
Miami Dolphins
Mike Pouncey (C)
Minnesota Vikings                                                                                                  
Mack Brown (RB)
Sharrif Floyd (DT) — Injured Reserve
New England Patriots
Mike Gillislee (RB)
New Orleans Saints 
Alex Anzalone (LB) — Injured Reserve
New York Giants 
Jon Halapio (OT)
New York Jets
Jonotthan Harrison (C)
Marcus Maye (S)
Oakland Raiders 
Reggie Nelson (DB)
David Sharpe (OT)
Philadelphia Eagles 
Trey Burton (TE)
Jaylen Watkins (DB)                                                                                                      Caleb Sturgis (K) — Injured Reserve                                                                          Alex McCalister (DE) — Injured Reserve
Pittsburgh Steelers 
Marcus Gilbert (T)
Maurkice Pouncey (C)
Joe Haden (CB)
Jake McGee (TE) — Practice Squad
San Francisco 49ers
Trent Brown (T)                                                                                                      Louis Murphy (WR)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Vernon Hargreaves (CB)
Justin Trattou (DE) — Injured reserve
Washington Redskins 
Quinton Dunbar (CB)
Jordan Reed (TE)

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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