Gamecocks in the NFL: Patrick, Legree secure spots

08/31/2014 1:08 AM

09/05/2014 12:25 PM

Catching up with USC’s NFL alumni

John Abraham, LB, Arizona

Antonio Allen, S, New York Jets

Jasper Brinkley, LB, Minnesota

Jadeveon Clowney, LB, Houston

Jared Cook, TE, St. Louis

Chris Culliver, CB, San Francisco

Patrick DiMarco, FB, Atlanta

Bruce Ellington, WR, San Francisco

Clifton Geathers, DE, Washington

Stephon Gilmore, CB, Buffalo

Melvin Ingram, LB, San Diego

Lemuel Jeanpierre, OL, Seattle

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago

T.J. Johnson, OL, Cincinnati

Johnathan Joseph, CB, Houston

Spencer Lanning, P, Cleveland

Marcus Lattimore, RB, San Francisco
On injured reserve/non-football injury list. Will miss at least the first six games of the season.

Jimmy Legree, CB, Arizona
On practice squad.

Cliff Matthews, DE, Atlanta

Jamon Meredith, OL, Indianapolis

Captain Munnerlyn, CB, Minnesota

Ronald Patrick, OL, Dallas
On practice squad.

Kelcy Quarles, DT, New England
On practice squad.

Travian Robertson, DT, Atlanta
On practice squad.

Ace Sanders, WR, Jacksonville
Will miss first four games of the season due to violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Connor Shaw, QB, Cleveland
On practice squad.

Darian Stewart, S, Baltimore

Ryan Succop, PK, Tennessee

D.J. Swearinger, S, Houston

Devin Taylor, DE, Detroit

Practice squads will be announced over the next week. Several former USC players could make a squad. They include:

CB Akeem Auguste
TE Justice Cunningham
WR Tori Gurley
CB Victor Hampton
DT Byron Jerideau
OL Jamon Meredith
CB Dunta Robinson
DE Chaz Sutton
OL Rokevious Watkins
Note: Watkins will have to sit the first four games of his tenure if he ever makes another active squad due to violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

The following players retired from the NFL after 2013:

LB DeVonte Holloman
WR Sidney Rice
OL Travelle Wharton

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