NFL Gamecocks: Week 2 Schedule, reaction to UGA loss

- As if you needed another bummer to suffer through this Sunday, it's pretty much all bad news today. It starts with Damiere Byrd being cut from the Carolina Panthers practice squad. Byrd was impressive early in the preseason, and looked to be stepping up in place of all the Panthers injured receivers. Unfortunately, the Panthers greatest need now seems to be on the offensive line, and Byrd's release corresponds with the signing of tackle Pierce Burton to the practice squad.

- After being healthy enough to start Week One, Alshon Jeffery is now listed as questionable for the Chicago Bears' Week Two matchup against the Cardinals. I'd still be surprised if Alshon didn't play at all, however, simply based on how weak the team is at receiver, and how heavily Jay Cutler is already relying on his catching abilities. Jeffery had five catches for 78 yards against the Packers last week, but was targeted eleven times. Heck, it might be better for Cutler to be without Jeffery, just to see who he throws to instead.

- And just for fun, here's some former Gamecocks sounding off on the team's performance last night:

Speaking of former Gamecocks, here's when you can watch the pros get it done today.

Sunday, 1 p.m. games

New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills
-Stephon Gilmore, CB, Bills

Houston Texans at Carolina Panthers
-Johnathan Joseph, CB, Texans
-Jadeveon Clowney, DE/LB, Texans
-Damiere Byrd, WR, Panthers (Practice Squad)

Arizona Cardinals at Chicago Bears
-Alshon Jeffery, WR, Bears

San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals
-Melvin Ingram, DE/LB, Chargers
-T.J. Johnson, OL, Bengals

Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns
-Ryan Succop, K, Titans
-Jamon Meredith, T, Titans
-Connor Shaw, QB, Browns (Injured)
-Kelcy Quarles, DL, Browns (Practice Squad)

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
-Devin Taylor, DE, Lions
-Captain Munnerlyn, CB, Vikings

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
-D.J. Swearinger, S, Buccaneers

Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants
-Jasper Brinkley, LB, Giants
-Patty DiMarco, FB, Falcons

San Francisco 49ers at Pittsburgh Steelers
-Bruce Ellington, WR/KR, 49ers
-Mike Davis, RB, 49ers
-Dylan Thompson, QB, 49ers (Practice Squad)
-Busta Anderson, TE, 49ers (Injured)

St. Louis Rams at Washington Redskins
-Jared Cook, TE, Rams
-Justice Cunningham, TE, Rams (Practice Squad)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. games

Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars
-A.J. Cann, G, Jaguars

Baltimore Ravens at Oakland Raiders

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. game

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
-Ronald Patrick, G, Cowboys (Practice Squad)

Sunday, 8:05 p.m. game

Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers

Monday, 8:30 p.m. game

New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts
-Antonio Allen, S, Jets (Injured)

Player Team Pos. #
Antonio Allen+ New York Jets S 48
Rory Anderson+ San Francisco 49ers TE 48
Jasper Brinkley New York Giants LB 54
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
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* Dallas Cowboys G 24
Kelcy Quarles* Cleveland Browns DL 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
D.J. Swearinger Tampa Bay Buccaneers S 36
Devin Taylor Detroit Lions DE 98
Dylan Thompson* San Francisco 49ers QB 13