NFL FOOTBALL: Gators in the NFL Update Week 3

Get the latest on our Gators in the National Football League and see who did well and who tanked. Plus an injury update. Quite a few Gators did well this week.

Emmitt Smith Award - Top Offensive Performer

Reche Caldwell, San Diego Chargers
In a week with low offensive numbers for all former Gators across the board, the top performer was Caldwell. Playing against the New York Jets, Caldwell had 4 receptions for 67 yards with 1 touchdown. The touchdown reception was for 33 yards and pulled his team to within 6 points of the Jets, who went on to win the game.

Jack Youngblood Award - Top Defensive Performer

Lito Sheppard, Philadelphia Eagles
In week 2, Sheppard helped to lead his team to a convincing victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football. He had 6 tackles and 1 assist in a wild game full of fumbles and turnovers.

Mr. Two Bits Award

Mike Peterson, Jacksonville Jaguars
For the second week in a row, Peterson has showed that he is an integral part of the Jaguars defense. With 6 tackles, he was second only to DeWayne Washington in what turned out to be a battle of the defenses against the Denver Broncos.

The Red Zone

Reche Caldwell, San Diego Chargers
Winning his third award in two weeks, Reche is once again the winner of the Red Zone Award. His touchdown catch of 33 yards pulled his team within striking distance of the Jets. Unfortunately it was not enough to spur the Chargers to victory, but it was the most impressive score of the week.

I Wish I Were Back In Hogtown….

Kenyatta Walker, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
After being a starter on last year's OL, Walker still has not had a start this season. He has recovered from his preseason injury, but is upset with the fact the Bucs yet to put him in a game this regular season. Perhaps Kenyatta is not being played because he has forgotten how to block and protect the quarterback since he left Florida.

That's Why He Ended Up In Miami….

Clinton Portis, Washington Redskins
Ports fumbled twice in the Redskins loss to the New York Giants on Sunday, 20-14. One of those fumbles, coming in the second quarter at the Washington 20, led to a Giants touchdown on the recovery, a score that was the difference in the win. Apparently Portis is taking a page from the recent play of the Miami Hurricanes, having one good week and then showing mediocrity the next.

Calling Dr. Pete

Injury Update
Terry Jackson, San Francisco 49ers - Strained AC joint, expected to play in week 3
Travis Taylor, Baltimore Ravens - Groin, out at least 2-3 weeks, not expected to practice
Gerard Warren, Cleveland Browns - Strained pectoral, expected to miss 2-4 weeks

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