Gators In The NFL: Jermaine Cunningham, Max Starks, David Nelson, Ahmad Black

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Many former Gators now in the NFL were either released or signed today.

  • Jermaine Cunningham, drafted in the 2nd round in 2010 by the Patriots, was signed by the San Francisco 49ers today. He was originally placed on IR in August by New England but was officially released in early September. The two time national champion recorded 67 tackles and 3.5 sacks in his time with the Patriots. With Aldon Smith in rehab, Cunningham could play an immediate role in San Francisco.
  • Former Gators and Bills wide receiver David Nelson will be signed by the Jets today per Brian Costello. Nelson was with the Browns during training camp and preseason but was then cut. This move was in response Santonio Holmes’ hamstring injury.
  • The 0-4 Buccaneers cut safety Ahmad Black today. The former Gator had 12 tackles with Tampa Bay so far this season. Washington seems like a likely landing place for Black, who was drafted by current Washington DBs coach Raheem Morris.
  • Starting all 16 games for the Steelers last season, Max Starks was signed by the Rams on Sept. 18th. Today he was released by St. Louis to make room for linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar.

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