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Chomping at Bits: Florida safety Nick Washington out against Florida State

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The Gators lose another starter to injury.

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Nick Washington out for trip to FSU: Washington injured his ankle in Saturday’s win over LSU. The Gators will now be without four of the team’s top five tacklers (Washington is No. 5) against the Seminoles, after being without their top three against the Tigers. Jim McElwain noted that Chauncey Gardner and Duke Dawson will fill in for Washington, and that Washington’s presence on special teams would also be missed. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel; Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

That means that Florida could be down eight starters at FSU: The seven who missed the LSU game - Luke Del Rio, Alex Anzalone, Marcus Maye, Jarrad Davis, Bryan Cox, Cameron Dillard, and Tyler Jordan - should not play this Saturday either. The only one of those seven with a chance to seeing playing time is Tyler Jordan. (Thomas Goldkamp, 247 Sports)

Gators release depth chart for FSU: Dawson or Gardner are listed at Washington’s safety spot opposite Marcell Harris. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators)

Film review of Florida’s offensive line: The young group turned in an impressive performance. (Oliver Connolly, SEC Country)

Vosean Joseph’s hit on Danny Etling turned the tide of the game: Jim McElwain called it the play of the game. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Profiles of Austin Appleby: Appleby is making the most of his time with the Gators. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators; Jordan McPherson, Independent Florida Alligator)

Florida football Monday press conference links:

I’ll note that Jim McElwain said, and Brandon Powell confirmed, that several wide receivers - including Powell, Antonio Callaway, and Tyrie Cleveland - asked coaches to keep running the ball late in the game on Saturday, because of the success that Jordan Scarlett and Lamical Perine were having. Jim McElwain shared that to illustrate how unselfish those receivers were.

Teammates discuss Tyrie Cleveland: Austin Appleby and Brandon Powell spoke about the confident and hardworking freshman. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Three Gators receive SEC weekly honors: David Reese was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week, Eddy Pineiro was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week, and Tyrie Cleveland was named SEC Freshman of the Week. (Layne Weitzel, Florida Gators)

FSU seniors have chance to set record against Florida: If the Seminoles beat the Gators on Saturday, FSU’s senior class will be the first in school history to go 8-0 against Florida and Miami. (Safid Deen, Orlando Sentinel)

Gators in the NFL - Week 11: Mike Gillislee led Buffalo in rushing yards in their win. (Kelsey Bibik, Florida Gators)

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