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Gamecocks in the NFL: Johnathan Joseph, Alshon Jeffery find the end zone

A look at how former South Carolina players fared in the league last week.

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DB Johnathan Joseph, Texans: Joseph had a huge day for Houston, finishing third on the team with six tackles, five of them solo, and grabbed an interception he returned for a touchdown, along with another pass defended.

WR Alshon Jeffery, Eagles: Jeffery put in work for Philadelphia against the New York Giants, pulling in eight receptions for 74 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles cruised to victory.

S Darian Stewart, Broncos: Stewart led Denver with nine tackles, eight of them solo, with half a sack, half a tackle for loss, and also notched one pass defended and one quarterback hit in the Bronco’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Whew.

DB D.J. Swearinger, Redskins: Swearinger was incredibly active for Washington in its win against the Panthers, leading the Redskins with seven tackles, including a sack and a tackle for loss, and also logged two quarterback hits.

DE Jadeveon Clowney, Texans: Clowney was quieter this week, logging just a tackle for loss in Houston’s win over Buffalo.

DE Melvin Ingram, Chargers: Ingram followed up his huge game last week with a much quieter performance, notching one tackle and one quarterback hit in the Chargers’ win against Cleveland.

CB Stephon Gilmore, Patriots: Gilmore had two tackles and a pass defended in New England’s win against Kansas City.

RB Mike Davis, Seahawks: Davis saw a smaller role in Seattle’s win over Oakland, logging six carries for 21 yards and one catch for five yards.

TE Jared Cook, Raiders: Cook had just two catches for 10 yards for the Raiders.

CB Captain Munnerlyn, Panthers: Munnerlyn was tied for fourth on the team with five tackles, four of them solo, and a pass breakup.