NFL Gamecock Roundup: Cocks get charitable

-Few people on this planet are lucky enough to get to play in the NFL, and just as many are lucky enough to earn the salary of an NFL player. So around Christmas time, just about every NFL team gets into the spirit of the holidays and gives a little back to the community, especially to the kids who idolize these players. 

Darian Stewart was one of those players, working with the Boys and Girls Club of Denver to surprise 20 kids with a pizza party and brand new bikes! On top of that, the team donated an additional 100 bikes to the club.

"I don't think they paid us any attention!" Stewart told DenverBroncos.com. "They saw those bikes and it was all smiles. It was good just to see a smile on their faces. [...] It's important, especially when you can just put a smile on a kid's face around this time. It's important to just have fun with them."

Connor Shaw was doing some shopping in the name of charity, as well. Shaw was one of a handful of Cleveland Browns players who participated in a shopping spree for a group of elementary school students in Parma, Ohio. The students had perfect attendance and were regarded as the most enthusiastic to learn. Each got a hundred dollars to go on a shopping spree at Toys 'R' Us, and Connor Shaw was right there pushing a cart.

-Charity also found its way to a couple Gamecocks themselves. First, Mike Davis has been given the go-ahead to return to practice, having recovered from a broken hand. While Davis can't return to the lineup until Week 17 due to being on short-term IR, the depleted 49ers backfield means he could get significant work in the season finale.

Another Gamecock getting good news is Kelcy Quarles. The big man has been called up to the show once again, as the Indianapolis Colts promoted him from the practice squad. Hopefully he'll be able to finish off the season on the 52-man roster. 

Player Team Pos. #
Antonio Allen+ New York Jets S 48
Rory Anderson+ San Francisco 49ers TE 48
Jasper Brinkley New York Giants LB 54
Damiere Byrd* Carolina Panthers WR 70
A.J. Cann Jacksonville Jaguars G 60
Jadeveon Clowney Houston Texans OLB 90
Jared Cook St. Louis Rams TE 89
Chris Culliver+ Washington Redskins S 29
Justice Cunningham St. Louis Rams TE/FB 4
Mike Davis San Francisco 49ers RB 20
Patrick DiMarco Atlanta Falcons FB 42
Bruce Ellington San Francisco 49ers WR 10
Clifton Geathers+ Pittsburgh Steelers DE 98
Stephon Gilmore+ Buffalo Bills CB 24
Melvin Ingram San Diego Chargers OLB 54
Lemuel Jeanpierre Seattle Seahawks OL 61
Alshon Jeffery Chicago Bears WR 17
T.J. Johnson Cincinnati Bengals C 60
Johnathan Joseph Houston Texans CB 24
Jamon Meredith Tennessee Titans OT 79
Captain Munnerlyn Minnesota Vikings CB 24
Ronald Patrick Cleveland Browns OL 70
Kelcy Quarles Indianapolis Colts DL 90
Corey Robinson Detroit Lions OT 70
Connor Shaw+ Cleveland Browns QB 9
Darian Stewart Denver Broncos S 26
Ryan Succop Tennessee Titans K 4
D.J. Swearinger Arizona Cardinals S 36
Devin Taylor Detroit Lions DE 98
Dylan Thompson San Francisco 49ers QB 13