We are officially through week one of the new NFL season and there are a lot of former South Carolina players making impacts for their teams.

After going undrafted in the 2018 NFL draft, Skai Moore picked up a free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts this off-season and worked his way into a starting role on Sunday in their first game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He accounted for just two tackles in the game.

Oakland Raiders tight end, Jared Cook, had a historic night against the LA Rams. He hauled in nine passes for 180 yards on 12 targets. That is the highest mark in Raider franchise history for a tight end.

Brandon Shell got the start at right tackle for the New York Jets and really impressed with his performance. In a new blocking scheme, he was a force in run-blocking and helped open up some holes in the run game for the Jets. He finished with a grade of 74.8 according to Pro Football Focus — which was third highest of the starting offensive lineman for New York.

Super Bowl winning wide receiver, Alshon Jeffery, did not play in week one and reportedly will not see any game action until about week four or five. He is still nursing a shoulder injury and there are a few more doctor visits in the works before he will suit up for Philly.

Patrick DiMarco is now with the Buffalo Bills and did not record any carries in their embarrassing 47-3 loss to Baltimore on Sunday. He did however get one tackle.

Hayden Hurst, the first round tight end in the 2018 draft, did not see any action due to suffering a stress fracture in his foot in the preseason. The report that came out back on August 24 said that he would be out for about three to four weeks.

AJ Cann, right guard for the Jacksonville Jaguars, got the start in a win against the New York Giants. He received a lot of praise coming out of the preseason as one of the most improved incumbent players on the Jags roster.

Wide receiver, Bruce Ellington has developed a rapport with Houston Texans sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson throughout the preseason. That leaked over into the game one against the Patriots where Ellington caught four passes for 37 yards and one touchdown.

Jonathan Joseph, defensive back for Houston, recorded seven tackles and one pass deflection against New England. Jadeveon Clowney racked up just two tackles in the game.

For the Patriots, former Gamecock DB Stephon Gilmore led the team in tackles against Houston, accounting for eight tackles and two pass deflections.

Tennessee Titans kicker, Ryan Succop, went two-for-two on field goals and the same for extra points in a loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

LA Chargers elite pass rusher, Melvin Ingram, recorded only one tackle against Kansas City but did hit the quarterback three times.

Darian Stewart, Denver Broncos defensive back, accumulated three tackles (0.5 tfl; 0.5 sacks) and one quarterback hit.

Damiere Byrd, receiver for the Carolina Panthers, returned three punts for a total of 47 yards. Defensive back, Captain Munnerlyn, recorded two tackles on the day.

DJ Swearinger tied for the most tackles for the Washington Redskins on Sunday with five. The Redskins defeated the Cardinals 24-6 in Arizona.

Pharoh Cooper, LA Rams wideout, returned three kickoffs for a total of 75 yards as well as two punt returns for 12 yards.

Jerell Adams, former Gamecocks tight end, did not make final 53-man roster for the New York Giants and was cut on September 2.

Mike Davis, running back for the Seattle Seahawks, did not play in week one.

The Carolina Panthers acquired offensive lineman, Corey Robinson, from the Detroit Lions back on September 1 to supplement a depleted offensive line. He did not see any action in their game against the Cowboys.

Isaiah Johnson, reserve defensive back and special teams guy for the Buccaneers, did not see any playing time in their week one win over the Saints.

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I’m 26 years old. I graduated Tri-County Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Media Arts Production in May of 2017. My goal is to attain a career in sports media. I’m a fan of the South Carolina Gamecocks, Boston Celtics, Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Braves. I’m from Myrtle Beach/Conway and moved upstate in 2012. I currently live in Clemson….I know…..I have a legit reason for being here though, I swear. I’m the Co-Host/Producer for a sports talk show in Walhalla, SC called The Evening Sports Page on from 8-10pm, Monday-Thursday. I also work in graphic design and do some freelance videography.
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Content Creator at Armchair South Carolina , The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
I’m 26 years old. I graduated Tri-County Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Media Arts Production in May of 2017. My goal is to attain a career in sports media. I’m a fan of the South Carolina Gamecocks, Boston Celtics, Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Braves. I’m from Myrtle Beach/Conway and moved upstate in 2012. I currently live in Clemson….I know…..I have a legit reason for being here though, I swear. I’m the Co-Host/Producer for a sports talk show in Walhalla, SC called The Evening Sports Page on from 8-10pm, Monday-Thursday. I also work in graphic design and do some freelance videography.

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