Updated, Gators in the NFL: Lions rule out Davis with concussion

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is sacked by Detroit linebacker Jarrad Davis during the first half Monday in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Updated at 8:24 a.m., September 23:

Detroit linebacker Jarrad Davis has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against Atlanta because of a concussion, the team announced Friday.

Davis, the team’s first-round draft pick this year out of UF, was hurt in Monday’s win over the New York Giants.

The Lions also announced that they have released defensive end Earl Okine from the practice squad.

In other news involving former UF players, running back Matt Jones was promoted from the Colts practice squad. The team also waived guard Ian Silberman, who also once played at UF before transferring to Boston College. Jones was claimed by Indianapolis on waivers earlier this month after being released by Washington.

The Buffalo Bills released former Gators linebacker Jelani Jenkins on Tuesday. The 25-year-old free agent never played a down for the Bills, as he was listed as inactive last week in Buffalo’s road game against Carolina.



  • The Colts have listed cornerback Quincy Wilson as inactive against the Cleveland Browns this Sunday.
  • The Steelers will be without right tackle Marcus Gilbert, who missed practice this week because of a hamstring injury and an illness.
  • 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)
Atlanta Falcons 
Keanu Neal (SS)
Brian Poole (DB)
Carolina Panthers 
Bryan Cox Jr. (DE) – Practice Squad
Chicago Bears 
Jonathan Bullard (DT)
Deonte Thompson (WR)
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) – Practice Squad
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
Sharrif Floyd (DT) – Injured Reserve
New England Patriots
Mike Gillislee (RB)
New Orleans Saints 
Alex Anzalone (LB)
New York Giants 
Jon Halapio (OT) – Practice Squad
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
Pittsburgh Steelers 
Marcus Gilbert (T)
Maurkice Pouncey (C)
Joe Haden (CB)
Jake McGee (TE) – Practice Squad
San Francisco 49ers
Trent Brown (T)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Vernon Hargreaves (CB)
Justin Trattou (DE) – Injured reserve
Washington Redskins 
Mack Brown (RB)
Quinton Dunbar (CB)
Jordan Reed (TE)

The Associated Press contributed to this report.