Gators in the NFL: Burton proving himself in Philly

Trey Burton
Philadelphia Eagles' Trey Burton celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

[Updated 11-8] Trey Burton hauled in his second touchdown of the year on Sunday as he the Philadelphia Eagles routed the Denver Broncos and their formerly top-ranked defense 51-23 in Philadelphia.

Burton is listed as a tight end but lined up as a wide receiver on the play in what proved to be a good call, but also good scouting of the Broncos defense who gave up similar plays to Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce last week.

The touchdown was a 27-yard pass from Carson Wentz that put the Eagles (8-1) ahead of Denver 24-6 in the second quarter.

With starting tight end Zach Ertz inactive (hamstring), Burton and veteran Brent Celek stepped in to fill the void for the Eagles offense.

Around the NFL, Jets safety Marcus Maye forced a fumble against former Seminoles tight end Nick O’Leary on Thursday Night Football as the Jets (4-5) took care of Buffalo 34-21.

Maye also had four tackles in the win. For the Bills (5-3), wide receiver Deonte Thompson had a 26-yard touchdown reception and was targeted 10 times and ended with a total of seven receptions for 81 yards.

Falcons safety Keanu Neal forced two fumbles and recovered one of them in a 20-17 loss to Carolina (6-3). Neal also had eight total tackles in the game while teammate Brian Poole tallied six tackles for the Falcons (4-4).

Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. suffered an elbow injury in Jacksonville’s win over the Bengals and is questionable for next week’s home game against the Chargers (3-5).

Detroit Lions (4-4) linebacker Jarrad Davis recorded eight tackles in Detroit’s 30-17 win in Green Bay over the Packers (4-4) on Monday Night Football.

Indianapolis Colts (3-6) linebacker Jon Bostic recorded six tackles and two pass deflections in a 20-14 win in Houston over the Texans (3-5).

Washington Redskins (4-4) cornerback Quinton Dunbar had three tackles and a pass deflection in Washington’s 17-14 in Seattle over the Seahawks (5-3).

Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson had two receptions for 18 yards in a 28-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

The Minnesota Vikings (6-2) claimed running back Mack Brown off waivers after the Redskins released him last week. Brown will be one of three backs that may see action for Minnesota.

The San Francisco 49ers signed receiver Louis Murphy on Monday.

The Raiders selected Murphy in the fourth round of the 2009 draft. He has played with the Raiders (2009-11), Panthers (2012), Giants (2013) and Bucs (2014-16).

In 88 career games, Murphy has 162 receptions for 2,322 yards and 10 touchdowns.

He signed with the 49ers on July 31, but they released him Sept. 1.


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)
Earl Okine (DE) ‚ÄĒ Practice Squad
Atlanta Falcons 
Keanu Neal (SS)
Brian Poole (DB)
Joey Ivie (DE) ‚ÄĒ 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) ‚ÄĒ Injured reserve
Miami Dolphins
Mike Pouncey (C)
Minnesota Vikings                                                                                                 
Mack Brown (RB)
Sharrif Floyd (DT) ‚ÄĒ Injured Reserve
New England Patriots
Mike Gillislee (RB)
New Orleans Saints 
Alex Anzalone (LB)¬†‚ÄĒ 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) ‚ÄĒ Injured Reserve¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Alex McCalister¬†(DE) ‚ÄĒ Injured Reserve
Pittsburgh Steelers 
Marcus Gilbert (T)
Maurkice Pouncey (C)
Joe Haden (CB)
Jake McGee (TE) ‚ÄĒ Practice Squad
San Francisco 49ers
Trent Brown (T)                                                                                                      Louis Murphy (WR)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Vernon Hargreaves (CB)
Justin Trattou (DE) ‚ÄĒ Injured reserve
Washington Redskins 
Quinton Dunbar (CB)
Jordan Reed (TE)

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


    • You look at all the Florida players in the NFL and many of them are from the horrible Muschamp era. And the QB he benched (Brissett) in favor of another (Driskel) is starting in the NFL (Brissett) and the other has not been anything but a practice squad player (Driskel) in the NFL. And the only reason either are now in the NFL is because they both jumped the sinking Florida ship captained by Muschamp and McElwain. And Dunbar has horrible hands as a WR for Florida, but the Redskins realized immediately his potential as a defensive back. And Muschamp was a defensive coach, and a defensive back coach. And Mac Brown culd hardly see the field at Florida, but he is good enough to play in the NFL??? And Earl Okine hardly ever played at Florida but is now on a NFL roster??? And Deonte Thompson hardly ever played at Florida, but he is catching TD passes now in the NFL. Man, the Florida coaching has been horrible for seven plus years now. I sure hope Sticklin gets this hire right and the talent at Florida finally gets the coaching it needs to rise back up to the top of the SEC. Please. Please. Please. Please!!!

      • Deonte Thompson played a ton for us. 3 year starter I believe. But, the offense was brutal so it was like he wasn’t even there. You are definitely right, though. We have players throughout the NFL from the last several disastrous seasons. Our OL has been especially bad, but we seem to have guys drafted off it each year. Hard to figure out how a coach or two can screw things up so completely.

          • Yeah, he actually got called up from the practice squad a while back. Not sure if he is still on the active roster. I was just trying to make a joke about our horrible offense. You were on point with your comment. It’s tough watching our coaches mismanage the talent we’ve had the past few years.

  1. Scott, Chris Thompson is listed on the Houston Texans’ active roster. He has one catch for 19 yards, three punt returns for a 6-yard average, nine kickoff returns for a 23-yard average and has registered a solo tackle.