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South Carolina Gamecocks in the NFL: Week 7

Checking in on alumni in the pros.

Kim Klement-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.). 

See something I missed? Shame me in the comments!


Jasper Brinkley, LB, New York Giants: Played in a 27-20 win over Dallas but did not log any stats.

A.J. Cann, OL, Jacksonville Jaguars: Made his fourth start of the season in a 34-31 win over Buffalo.

Jared Cook, TE, St. Louis Rams: Two catches for 19 yards in a 24-6 win over Cleveland.

*Jadeveon Clowney, LB, Houston: Back from an ankle injury that kept him out in week 6, Clowney went off for eight tackles and his first career sack.

Justice Cunningham, TE, St. Louis Rams: Played in his first game after being promoted from the practice squad a week ago, but did not log any stats.

Mike Davis, RB, San Francisco 49ers: Played in a 20-3 loss to Seattle but did not log any stats.

Patrick DiMarco, FB, Atlanta Falcons: One carry for zero yards in a 10-7 win over Tennessee.

*Bruce Ellington, WR. San Francisco 49ers: Three kickoff returns for 24 yards in a 20-3 loss to Seattle.

Stephon Gilmore, CB, Buffalo Bills: Two tackles in a 34-31 loss to Jacksonville.

Melvin Ingram, LB, San Diego Chargers: Four tackles in a 29-37 loss to Oakland.

Lemuel Jeanpierre, OL, Seattle Seahawks: Resigned by the Seahawks (was cut prior to the beginning of the season)! Jeanpierre played in a 20-3 victory over San Francisco but did not log any stats.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears: BYE!

T.J. Johnson, OL, Cincinnati Bengals: BYE!

Johnathan Joseph, CB, Houston Texans: Four tackles in a 44-26 loss to Miami.

Jamon Meredith, OL, Tennessee Titans: Played in 10-7 loss to Miami but did not log any stats.

Captain Munnerlyn, CB, Minnesota Vikings: Two tackles in a 28-19 win over Detroit.

Darian Stewart, S, Denver Broncos: BYE!

Ryan Succop, PK, Tennessee Titans: Went 1/1 on extra points and made three kickoffs in a 10-7 loss to Atlanta.

D.J. Swearinger, DB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Played in a 31-30 loss to Washington but did not log any statistics.

Devin Taylor, DE, Detroit Lions: Four tackles in a 28-19 loss to Minnesota.


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

Busta Anderson, TE, San Francisco: Originally estimated to miss 6-8 weeks with an undisclosed injury, ESPN is reporting that he'll miss the entire season with an ankle injury.

Chris Culliver, CB, Washington Shouty Kirks: Out with a knee injury.

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.


Corey Robinson, OL, Detroit: Inactive in week 7.

Practice squad:

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

Dylan Thompson, QB San Francisco


Kelcy Quarles, DT: Released from the Browns practice squad.