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South Carolina Gamecocks in the NFL: Week 5

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Checking in on alumni in the pros

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Here's your weekly roundup of former Gamecocks players in the NFL. Asterisks denote a change in status from the previous week (active to injured, practice team to inactive, etc.). 

See something I missed? Shame me in the comments!

Active:

Jasper Brinkley, LB, New York Giants: Two tackles in a 30-27 San Francisco.

A.J. Cann, OL, Jacksonville Jaguars: Made his second start of the season in a 31-38 loss to Tampa Bay.

Jadeveon Clowney, LB, Houston Texans: Two tackles in a 20-27 loss to Indianapolis.

Jared Cook, TE, St. Louis Rams: One catch for 8 yards in a 10-24 loss to Green Bay.

Patrick DiMarco, FB, Atlanta Falcons: Played in a 25-19 win over Washington, but did not log any stats.

*Bruce Ellington, WR. San Francisco 49ers: In his return from an ankle injury that kept him sidelined for a couple weeks, Ellington logged two catches for 39 yards, and had one kickoff return for 42 yards.

Stephon Gilmore, CB, Buffalo Bills: One Interception, a tackle and 4 defended passes in a 14-13 win over Tennessee

Melvin Ingram, LB, San Diego Chargers: Two tackles in a 20-24 loss to Pittsburgh.

T.J. Johnson, OL, Cincinnati Bengals: Made his first appearance of the year in a 27-24 win over Seattle.

Johnathan Joseph, CB, Houston Texans: Three tackles and one defended passes in a in a 20-27 loss to Indianapolis.

Jamon Meredith, OL, Tennessee Titans: Started in a 13-14 loss to Buffalo, did not log any stats.

Captain Munnerlyn, CB, Minnesota Vikings: BYE!

Darian Stewart, S, Denver Broncos: Five tackles in a 16-10 win over Oakland.

Ryan Succop, PK, Tennessee Titans: Went 1/1 on extra points and 2/2 on field goals. Made four kickoffs, averaging 68.3 yards per attempt in a 13-14 loss to Buffalo.

D.J. Swearinger, DB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Played in a 38-31 win over Jacksonville, did not log any stats.

Devin Taylor, DE, Detroit Lions: Activate, but did not appear in a 17-42 loss to Arizona.

Injured:

Antonio Allen, S, New York Jets: Allen tore his Achilles in August and is out for the season.

Busta Anderson, TE, San Francisco: Reportedly out for up to six weeks with an undisclosed injury.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago: Out with a nagging hamstring injury. Expected to be back in Week 5.

Clifton Geathers, DE, Pittsburgh: Will miss the entire season with an undisclosed injury.

Connor Shaw, QB, Cleveland: Will miss the entire season after suffering a right thumb injury.

Inactive:

*Chris Culliver, CB, Washington Monument to Failure: Inactive in week 5.
Mike Davis, RB, San Francisco: Inactive in week 5.
Corey Robinson, OL, Detroit:
Inactive in week 5.

Practice squad:

Damiere Byrd, WR, Carolina
Justice Cunningham, TE, St. Louis
Ronald Patrick, OL, Dallas

Kelcy Quarles, DT, Cleveland
Dylan Thompson, QB San Francisco

Released:

Kelcy Quarles, DT, Cleveland: Released from the Browns practice squad, serving as your  weekly reminder that the Browns ruin everything.