The NFL season continues to roll, and with it, more and more Gamecocks are pursuing strong seasons in the league.
Week 5 was no different with the well-represented Gamecocks cohorts in the NFL having solid weeks, those who played and weren’t assaulted.
Here is a summary of how they all did.
A major trade took place at the start of Week 5 of the NFL season and a former Gamecock was involved. Stephane Gilmore was traded by the New England Patriots to the Carolina Panthers for a sixth round pick on Wednesday afternoon after announcing in the morning that they planned to release him.
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Gilmore has returned home to the Carolinas since the exchange and is expected to be activated from the PUP list after week six, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
After experiencing a decline of several weeks recently, South Carolina representatives for the Atlanta Falcons put in a strong performance in Week 5 in London against the Jets.
Mike davis ran the ball 13 times for 53 yards and a touchdown while Hayden hurst had four catches for 40 yards and a touchdown.
Deebo Samuel continued to produce offensively for the San Francisco 49ers, recording three catches for 58 yards and scoring on his one and only 13-yard rush.
On the side of the special teams, Joseph Charlton and Ryan Succop continue to run a clinic every week.
Charlton kicked five times Sunday for an average of 37.8 yards, pinning the Eagles inside the 20-yard line three times. Succop was a perfect 6-for-6 on extra points and made the only field goal he attempted that day, a 42-yard drive.
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DJ Wonnum (Vikings) and Taylor stallworth (Colts) were two of four South Carolina alumni to record defensive stats this weekend. Wonnum had three tackles, winning his first sack of the season, and Stallworth had two.
After facing a concussion, Rashad Fenton was back this week for the Kansas City Chiefs, recording three tackles and one pass deflection. Melvin Ingram III has a tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Several Gamecocks were still struggling with the injury virus this week. Jayce Horn (Panthers), TJ Brunson (Giants), AJ Cann (Jacksonville), Rico Dowdle (Dallas), and Skai Moore (Colts) are all registered on the injured reserve.
Jadeveon clowney was listed as questionable before Sunday with an elbow injury and ended up missing the Browns game against the Chargers with knee pain. Keisean Nixon (Radiers) was on the injured reserve but is now listed as active on ESPN with Shi smith is in the same boat as the Panthers.
Back in attack, Jared cook and Bryan edwards both got involved in the infractions of their respected teams. Cook caught one catch for 29 yards for the Chargers and Edwards had two catches for 22 yards for the Las Vegas Raiders.
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Brandon shell (Seahawks) and Dennis daley (Panthers) are both listed as starting offensive linemen on their team’s ESPN depth charts.
Javon kinlaw (49 years), Ernest Jones (rams), Chris Lammons (Chiefs), Israel Mukuamu (cowboys), and Checkerboard Byrd (Chicago) could not record any statistics during the fifth week.
Zack Bailey (Vikings) and Kobe smith (Tampa Bay) remain on the training team rosters.