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South Carolina Gamecocks in the NFL: Week 6

Checking in on alumni in the pros

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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.). 

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Jasper Brinkley, LB, New York Giants: Played in a 7-27 loss to Philadelphia but did not log any stats.

A.J. Cann, OL, Jacksonville Jaguars: Made his third start of the season in a 31-20 loss to Houston.

Jared Cook, TE, St. Louis Rams: BYE!

*Justice Cunningham, TE, St. Louis Rams: Promoted from the practice squad just in time for the bye week.

*Mike Davis, RB, San Francisco 49ers: One carry for zero yards in a 25-20 win over Baltimore. Davis was inactive last week.

Patrick DiMarco, FB, Atlanta Falcons: Two catches for 18 yards in a 21-31 loss to New Orleans.

Stephon Gilmore, CB, Buffalo Bills: Five tackles and two defended passes in a 21-34 loss to Cincinnati.

Melvin Ingram, LB, San Diego Chargers: Played in a 20-27 loss to Green Bay but did not log any stats.

*Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears: Eight catches for 147 yards and a touchdown in a 34-37 loss to Detroit. This was Jeffery's first appearance since week one due to a hamstring injury.

T.J. Johnson, OL, Cincinnati Bengals: Made his second appearance of the year in a 34-21 win over Buffalo.

Johnathan Joseph, CB, Houston Texans: Six tackles and one defended pass in a 31-20 win over Jacksonville.

Jamon Meredith, OL, Tennessee Titans: Played in 10-38 loss to Miami but did not log any stats.

Captain Munnerlyn, CB, Minnesota Vikings: Two tackles and one defended pass in a 16-10 win over Kansas City

Darian Stewart, S, Denver Broncos: Six tackles in a 26-23 win over Cleveland.

Ryan Succop, PK, Tennessee Titans: Went 1/1 on extra points and 1/1 on field goals. Made three kickoffs in a 10-38 loss to Miami.

D.J. Swearinger, DB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: BYE!

Devin Taylor, DE, Detroit Lions: Two tackles in a 37-34 win over Chicago.


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

Busta Anderson, TE, San Francisco: Has missed the first six weeks of the season with an undisclosed injury.

*Jadeveon Clowney, LB, Houston: Out against Jacksonville with sprained ankle. Not expected to miss significant time.

Bruce Ellington, WR. San Francisco: A calf injury kept Ellington sidelined this week.

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.


Chris Culliver, CB, Washington Futility Workshop: Inactive in week 6.
Corey Robinson, OL, Detroit: Inactive in week 6.

Practice squad:

Damiere Byrd, WR, Carolina
Ronald Patrick, OL, Dallas

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


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