Gators in the NFL: Nelson, Raiders struggling to get turnovers

Jack Del Rio, Reggie Nelson
The Oakland Raiders have yet to intercept a pass this season. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Oakland Raiders free safety Reggie Nelson has 35 career interceptions, eight forced fumbles and seven recoveries and a defensive touchdown in his 11-year NFL career.
He has the second-most interceptions (26) since 2011 of any player in the NFL, trailing only Richard Sherman of Seattle who has 32.
He helped lead a Raiders defense last year that topped the NFL in turnover differential (+16) and Nelson himself led the team with five INTs.
But this year, he has forced zero turnovers, and Oakland is the only team without an interception this season and is dead last in pass deflections, Nelson has just two.
Nelson’s only stat this past Sunday were five tackles in a 33-8 loss to New England in Mexico City.

Around the NFL, Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap sacked Denver quarterback Brock Osweiler twice and added four tackles and a pass deflection to help the Bengals get a 30-27 win in Denver on Sunday. The win marks Cincinnati’s first win in Denver since 1975.
Buffalo wide receiver Deonte Thompson led the Bills in targets with eight and caught three passes for 36 yards in Buffalo’s 54-24 loss to the L.A. Chargers. Thompson also may have suffered an injury in the blowout loss to the Chargers in the third quarter.
Houston Texans linebacker Jelani Jenkins made four total tackles in Houston’s 31-21 win over Arizona.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Steelers¬†starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert was suspended four games Monday for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing substance policy. Gilbert will not appeal the suspension, meaning he is barred from the team’s facility until Dec. 18, a day after the Steelers host New England in a showdown that could decide home-field advantage in the AFC playoffs.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†“I apologize to my teammates, coaches and the entire Steelers family,” Gilbert said in a statement. “Regretfully, I inadvertently took a banned substance. I promise to come back in great shape and will be ready to play when my suspension is over.”¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Gilbert has missed five games this season due to a lingering hamstring issue.
On Monday Night Football, Atlanta’s Gator duo of Keanu Neal and Brian Poole were integral to Atlanta’s 34-31 win at Seattle. Poole made five total tackles and Neal made nine, including this big hit on Seattle’s tight end Jimmy Graham as he was trying to score.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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)¬†‚ÄĒ Injured reserve
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)¬†‚ÄĒ On suspended list
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)