Gators in NFL: Humphries latest to go on season-ending IR

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Arizona offensive tackle D.J. Humphries (74) blocks during the first half against the Chicago Bears in Glendale, Ariz. Humphries was placed on injured reserves Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Three former UF standouts were ruled out for the remainder of the NFL season Wednesday because of injuries:

— The Arizona Cardinals’ placed starting left tackle D.J. Humphries on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Humphries is the 14th Cardinal, and sixth offensive lineman, to go on injured reserve.Coach Steve Wilks had insisted over the past two weeks that he was hopeful Humphries would play but it never happened.”I think you always have to be hopeful in hoping that he can come back and really finish the year off,” Wilks said after Wednesday’s practice. “Talking to (head athletic trainer) Tom (Reed), talking to the doctors, they thought it was the best thing for him just to be able to shut it down, so he doesn’t have major surgery and have a setback for next year.”

No surgery is planned, at least not yet, Wilks said.

— The Oakland Raiders placed safety Reggie Nelson on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. The 34-year-old Nelson capped his 11th season with 25 tackles and two interceptions. Nelson will become an unrestricted free agent following this season.

— The Washington Redskins placed cornerback Quinton Dunbar on injured reserve. Dunbar has been bothered by a nerve problem in his leg and appeared in only seven of the Redskins’ 12 games.

Former UF players already out for the NFL season: Keanu Neal (Atlanta), Max Garcia (Denver), DeAndre Goolsby (Jacksonville), Jaylen Watkins (LA Chargers), Dominique Easley (L.A. Rams), Jon Halapio (NY Giants), Marcus Maye (NY Jets), Eddy Piñeiro (Oakland), Jake McGee (Pittsburgh) and Vernon Hargreaves III (Tampa Bay).