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South Carolina Gamecocks in the NFL: Dylan Thompson activated in Week 11

He didn't play, but he's one step closer!

Kyle Terada-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!


*Dylan Thompson, QB San Francisco 49ers: With Colin Kaepernick headed to the IR, and possibly out of San Francisco altogether,  Thompson has been activated as a backup by the 49ers. He dressed, but did not appear in San Francisco's 13-29 loss to Seattle.

Jasper Brinkley, LB, New York Giants: BYE!

A.J. Cann, OL, Jacksonville Jaguars: Started in a 19-13 win over Tennessee but did not log any stats.

Jared Cook, TE, St. Louis Rams: Four catches for 31 yards in a 16-13 loss to Baltimore.

*Jadeveon Clowney, LB, Houston Texans: Two tackles, half a sack, and one defended pass in a 24-17 win over the Jets.

Chris Culliver, CB, Washington Burn Unit: Five tackles in a 44-16 loss to Carolina.

Patrick DiMarco, FB, Atlanta Falcons: Three receptions for 21 yards and two touchdowns. That is not a typo. The Falcons lost 24-21 to Indianapolis. Unfortunately, also not a typo.

Bruce Ellington, WR, San Francisco 49ers: Zero receptions on 2 targets. He also lost a fumble in a 29-13 loss to Seattle.

Stephon Gilmore, CB, Buffalo Bills: One tackle, two defended passes and an interception in a 20-13 loss to New England.

Melvin Ingram, LB, San Diego Chargers: Six tackles in a 33-3 loss to Kansas City

Lemuel Jeanpierre, OL, Seattle Seahawks: Appeared in a 29-13 win over San Francisco but did not log any stats.

T.J. Johnson, OL, Cincinnati Bengals: Appeared in a 34-31 loss to Arizona but did not log any stats.

Johnathan Joseph, CB, Houston Texans: Two tackles and two defended passes in a 24-17 win over the Jets.

Jamon Meredith, OL, Tennessee Titans: Appeared in 19-13 loss to Jacksonville but did not log any stats.

Captain Munnerlyn, CB, Minnesota Vikings: One sack and three tackles in a 30-13 loss to Green Bay.

Darian Stewart, S, Denver Broncos: One tackle and two passes defended in a 17-15 win over Chicago.

Ryan Succop, PK, Tennessee Titans: Went 2/3 on field goals, 1/1 on PATs, and made four kickoffs in a 13-19 loss to Carolina.

Devin Taylor, DE, Detroit Lions: Appeared in an 18-13 win over Oakland but did not log any stats.


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.

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

*Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears: Still banged up with a nagging groin injury and was not able to play this week.

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


Justice Cunningham, TE, St. Louis: Inactive in week 11.
Corey Robinson, OL, Detroit: Inactive in week 11.
D.J. Swearinger, DB, Tampa Bay: Inactive in week 11.

Practice squad

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


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