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South Carolina Gamecocks in the NFL: Alshon Jeffery coninues to shine in Week 9

A whole lot of former Gamecocks play on Sundays, see how they fared this past weekend

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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!


Jasper Brinkley, LB, New York Giants: Seven tackles and a forced fumble in a 32-18 win over Tampa Bay.

A.J. Cann, OL, Jacksonville Jaguars: Started in a 28-23 loss to the Jets. Did not log any stats.

Jadeveon Clowney, LB, Houston Texans: BYE!

Jared Cook, TE, St. Louis Rams: One catch for 10 yards in an 21-18 loss to Minnesota.

Chris Culliver, CB, Landover Lifers: Two tackles in a 27-10 loss to New England.

*Justice Cunningham, TE, St. Louis Rams: Inactive in week 8, Cunningham appeared in this week's 21-18 loss to Minnesota but did not log any stats.

Patrick DiMarco, FB, Atlanta Falcons: Played in a 17-16 loss to San Francisco, but did not log any stats.

Bruce Ellington, WR, San Francisco 49ers: Two catches for 2 yards, a carry for 7 yards, two kickoff returns for 32 yards, and one punt return for 17 yards in a 17-16 win over Atlanta.

Stephon Gilmore, CB, Buffalo Bills: Three tackles and one pass defended in a 33-17 win over Miami.

Melvin Ingram, LB, San Diego Chargers: Five tackles an one forced fumble in a 22-19 loss to Chicago.

Lemuel Jeanpierre, OL, Seattle Seahawks: BYE!

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears: Ten catches for 151 yards in a 22-19 win over San Diego.

T.J. Johnson, OL, Cincinnati Bengals: Played in a 31-10 win over Cleveland but did not log any stats.

Johnathan Joseph, CB, Houston Texans: BYE!

Jamon Meredith, OL, Tennessee Titans: Played in 34-28 win over New Orleans but did not log any stats.

Captain Munnerlyn, CB, Minnesota Vikings: 5 tackles in a 21-18 win over St. Louis.

Darian Stewart, S, Denver Broncos: Five tackles in a 27-24 loss to Indianapolis.

Ryan Succop, PK, Tennessee Titans: Went 2/3 on field goals, 2/2 on PATs, and made six kickoffs in a 34-28 win over New Orleans. Props to the Titans offense for finding ways to score that did not involve Succop's boot this week.

D.J. Swearinger, DB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Played in a 32-18 loss to the Giants but did not log any statistics.

Devin Taylor, DE, Detroit Lions: BYE!


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.

Mike Davis, RB, San Francisco 49ers: Reportedly suffered a broken hand in week 8. Davis has been placed on IR but has not been ruled out to return later in the season. There is no current timetable for his return.

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: BYE!

Practice squad:

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

Dylan Thompson, QB San Francisco


Kelcy Quarles, DT: Released from the Browns practice squad in October, Quarles has since worked out with the Titans.