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Gamecocks in the NFL: Defensive backs shine; Hayden Hurst grabs first touchdown

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

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DB D.J. Swearinger, Redskins: Stop me if you’ve heard this: Swearinger was incredibly disruptive for Washington in its win against the New York Giants, notching five tackles, three passes defended, and pulling in two interceptions. Swagg was in full effect.

CB Captain Munnerlyn, Panthers: Munnerlyn logged three tackles, a pass defended, and snatched an interception for Carolina its win against Baltimore.

TE Hayden Hurst, Ravens: Though his Ravens took the L, Hurst finally got his first official NFL touchdown on a 26-yard strike from Lamar Jackson. Hurst finished with two receptions for 29 yards.

TE Jared Cook, Raiders: Cook led Oakland with four receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown as the sinking Raiders fell to Indianapolis.

DE Jadeveon Clowney, Texans: Clowney followed up a monster performance against Jacksonville with a quieter week against the Dolphins, logging three tackles, one of them a tackle for loss, and a quarterback hit.

WR Alshon Jeffery, Eagles: Jeffery logged four catches for 35 yards as Philadelphia topped the Jaguars.

RB Mike Davis, Seahawks: Davis was Seattle’s second-leading rusher with 33 yards on 10 carries and added one catch for two yards in the Seahawks’ win against Detroit.

CB Stephon Gilmore, Patriots: Gilmore had three tackles and two passes defended in New England’s win over the hapless Bills.

WR Damiere Byrd, Panthers: Byrd had two punt returns for 21 yards for Carolina.