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South Carolina Gamecocks in the NFL: Week 8

Checking in on alumni in the pros

Mike DiNovo-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: Three tackles in a 549-52 loss to New Orleans that one would assume did not feature many tackles.

A.J. Cann, OL, Jacksonville Jaguars: BYE!

Jared Cook, TE, St. Louis Rams: Two catches for 57 yards in a 27-6 win over San Francisco.

Jadeveon Clowney, LB, Houston Texans: Left a 20-6 victory over Tennessee with an injury after a couple of low blocks. Logged one tackle.

Mike Davis, RB, San Francisco 49ers: Reportedly suffered a broken hand in a 6-27 loss to St. Louis. Logged 10 carries for 4 yards and two catches for 14 yards.

Patrick DiMarco, FB, Atlanta Falcons: One catch for 8 yards in a 20-23 loss to Tampa Bay.

Bruce Ellington, WR, San Francisco 49ers: Two catches for 8 yards, two kickoff returns for 24 yards, and one million punt returns (okay, four) for 9 yards.

Stephon Gilmore, CB, Buffalo Bills: BYE!

Melvin Ingram, LB, San Diego Chargers: Six tackles and 1.5 sacks in a 26-29 loss to Baltimore.

Lemuel Jeanpierre, OL, Seattle Seahawks: Played in his second straight game since being re-signed by the Seahawks (was cut prior to the beginning of the season). Did not log any stats.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears: Ten catches for 116 yards and a touchdown in a 20-23 loss to Minnesota.

T.J. Johnson, OL, Cincinnati Bengals: Played in a 16-10 win over Pittsburgh but did not log any stats.

Johnathan Joseph, CB, Houston Texans: Six tackles and two passes defended in 20-6 win over Tennessee.

Jamon Meredith, OL, Tennessee Titans: Played in 6-20 loss to Houston but did not log any stats.

Captain Munnerlyn, CB, Minnesota Vikings: Four tackles in a 23-20 win over Chicago.

Darian Stewart, S, Denver Broncos: Three tackles in a 29-10 win over Green Bay

Ryan Succop, PK, Tennessee Titans: Went 2/2 on field goals, a sterling 0/0 on PATs, and made three kickoffs in a 6-20 loss to Houston.

D.J. Swearinger, DB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Played in a 23-20 win over Atlanta but did not log any statistics.

Devin Taylor, DE, Detroit Lions: Four tackle and one pass defended in a 10-45 loss to Kansas City.


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 Smut Peddlers: BYE!

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.


*Justice Cunningham, TE, St. Louis: Inactive in week 8, Cunningham was promoted from the practice squad two weeks ago and has appeared in one game.     

Corey Robinson, OL, Detroit:
Inactive in week 8.

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.