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South Carolina Gamecocks in the NFL: Week 2

Checking in on alumni in the pros

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!


Jasper Brinkley, LB, New York Giants: Played in a 24-20 loss to Atlanta.

*A.J. Cann, OL, Jacksonville Jaguars: Activated in week 2, but did not appear.

Jadeveon Clowney, LB, Houston Texans: Two tackles and two defended passes in a 17-24 loss to Carolina.

Jared Cook, TE, St. Louis Rams: Five receptions for 47 yards in a 10-24 loss to Washington.

Chris Culliver, CB, Washington Schadenfreude Dispensary: Served a one-game suspension for his role in a hit-and-run.

*Mike Davis, RB, San Francisco 49ers: Seven carries for 14 yards and two receptions for four yards in a 43-18 loss to Pittsburgh in his debut. Davis was inactive in week 1.

Patrick DiMarco, FB, Atlanta Falcons: One reception for 19 yards. DiMarco also made a nifty outside block on a Tevin Coleman 1-yd carry that resulted in a touchdown.

Stephon Gilmore, CB, Buffalo Bills: Five tackles in a 40-32 loss to New England.

Melvin Ingram, LB, San Diego Chargers: One pass defended and two tackles in a 24-19 loss to Cincinnati.

T.J. Johnson, OL, Cincinnati Bengals: Active, but did not appear for the Bengals in week 2.

Johnathan Joseph, CB, Houston Texans: Five tackles against Carolina.

Jamon Meredith, OL, Tennessee Titans: Played, did not log any stats.

Captain Munnerlyn, CB, Minnesota Vikings: Seven tackles in a 26-16 win against Detroit. Forced a fumble in the second half.

Darian Stewart, S, Denver Broncos: Four tackles in a 31-24 win over Kansas City.

Ryan Succop, PK, Tennessee Titans: Went 2/2 on extra points and logged made three kickoffs, averaging 67 yards per attempt in a 28-14 loss to Cleveland.

D.J. Swearinger, DB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: One tackle in a 26-19 win over New Orleans.


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

Busta Anderson, TE, San Francisco: Reportedly out for up to six weeks with an undisclosed injury.

*Bruce Ellington, WR. San Francisco: Out with a sprained ankle. Not expected to miss serious time.

*Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago: Out with a nagging hamstring injury. Expected to be back in Week 3.

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, dashing our collective hopes and dreams. Spin: I no longer have to check in on Browns games.


*Corey Robinson, OL, Detroit: Inactive in week 2.
*Devin Taylor, DE, Detroit: Inactive in week 2.

Practice squad:

Justice Cunningham, TE, St. Louis
*Ronald Patrick, OL, Dallas:
Patrick was signed to the Cowboys practice squad last week after being waived by the team earlier in the year.
Kelcy Quarles, DT, Cleveland
Dylan Thompson, QB San Francisco


*Damiere Byrd, WR, Carolina: Cut from Carolina's practice squad :(