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South Carolina Gamecocks in the NFL: Clowney does Clowney things in Week 14

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NFL updates highlighting your favorite former players

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Football season is over for us, Carolina fans. Please sadly turn your attention in the direction of that other version of football they play on Sundays. Together we can cling to the remaining NFL slate until the vast darkness of spring and summer consume us all for another year and we try to distract ourselves with strange diversions like "baseball" and "hockey playoffs" in order to survive football withdrawal. Or maybe we should check out our kick-ass basketball programs, since the NFL is dumb and probably not worth our attention outside of the guys listed below anyway.

There were some standout performances by former Gamecocks this week, with Jadeveon Clowney and Melvin Ingram having big days on defense, and Alshon Jeffrey logging another 100-yard day on the other side of the ball. Lets get to it. 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!

Active:

Jasper Brinkley, LB, New York Giants: Six tackles in a 31-24 win over Miami.

A.J. Cann, OL, Jacksonville Jaguars: Started in a 51-16 win over Indianapolis but did not log any stats.

Jadeveon Clowney, LB, Houston Texans: Two sacks and seven tackles in a 6-27 loss to New England.

Jared Cook, TE, St. Louis Rams: One catch for 11 yards in a 31-14 win over Detroit.

Patrick DiMarco, FB, Atlanta Falcons: Two catches for 15 yards in a 0-38 loss to Carolina.

Bruce Ellington, WR, San Francisco 49ers: Active for a 10-24 loss to Cleveland, but did not log any stats.

Melvin Ingram, LB, San Diego Chargers: One sack and two tackles in a 3-10 loss to Kansas City.

Lemuel Jeanpierre, OL, Seattle Seahawks: Appeared in a 35-6 win over Minnesota but did not log any stats.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears: Six catches for 107 yards and a touch down in a 21-24 loss to Washington.

T.J. Johnson, OL, Cincinnati Bengals: Appeared in a 20-33 loss to Pittsburgh but did not log any stats.

Johnathan Joseph, CB, Houston Texans: Six tackles and one defended pass 6-27 loss to New England.

*Jamon Meredith, OL, Tennessee Titans: Activated in week 14, but did not appear in an 8-30 loss to the Jets.

Captain Munnerlyn, CB, Minnesota Vikings: Four tackles in a 20-23 loss to Arizona.

Darian Stewart, S, Denver Broncos: Four tackles and one pass defended in a 12-15 loss to Oakland.

Ryan Succop, PK, Tennessee Titans: Did not attempt any field goals or PAT's and made two kickoffs in an 8-30 loss to the Jets.

Devin Taylor, DE, Detroit Lions: One tackle in a 14-21 loss to St. Louis.

Dylan Thompson, QB San Francisco 49ers: Active but did not appear in a 10-24 loss to Cleveland.

Injured

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 Inept Bumbling Cartoon Villains: Tore his ACL. Done for the year.

Mike Davis, RB, San Francisco: 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.

*Stephon Gilmore, CB, Buffalo Bills: Gilmore dislocated his shoulder in a 20-23 loss to Philadelphia and has been ruled out for week 14. There are reports that he may be shut down for the season.

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

Inactive

Corey Robinson, OL, Detroit: Inactive in week 14.

Practice squad

Damiere Byrd, WR, Carolina
Justice Cunningham, TE, St. Louis
Ronald Patrick, OL, Dallas
D.J. Swearinger, DB, Arizona

Released:

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