NFL Gamecock Roundup: Joseph Impresses, Clowney Returns

-Johnathan Joseph had a great Monday night during the Houston Texans 10-6 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. In addition to four solo tackles and two pass deflections, Joseph had made a wild, circus-like interception on an Andy Dalton long-ball. The interception was Joseph first of the season, and as you can see, he didn't make it easy for himself:

-The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released D.J. Swearinger yesterday, ending his disappointing tenure on the team. Disappointing, not because of Swearinger himself, but because of his injuries and his lack of given playing time. He's only had eleven tackles and a fumble recovery in seven games. Initial reports indicate, however, that there still is interest from a number of teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers were one of eight teams to put a waiver claim on Swearinger after he was cut by the Texans, and now with injuries playing a factor for all 32 teams, I'd be surprised to see D.J. out of work for long.

-Clowney back! Jadeveon Clowney is set to return to the active lineup for the Texans in Week 11, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. I am sincerely looking forward to seeing Ryan Fitzpatrick's beard fly in the wind as he tries to run from the "Dreadlocked Dynamo". Sorry, that nickname is in the "rough draft" stage, so to speak. Clowney needs a nickname though, and I don't see any of you coming up with ideas, other than Insane Clown Posse-related titles. 

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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
Corey Robinson Detroit Lions OT 70
Connor Shaw+ Cleveland Browns QB 9
Darian Stewart Denver Broncos S 26
Ryan Succop Tennessee Titans K 4
Devin Taylor Detroit Lions DE 98
Dylan Thompson* San Francisco 49ers QB 13