Gamecocks in the NFL: Which players made their team’s 53-man roster?

Tuesday was the NFL’s deadline to get their rosters to the 53-man limit.

Wide receiver Jalen Brooks (Cowboys) was among the four South Carolina rookies to make the initial pro roster for the 2023 season. Fellow rookies Darius Rush (Colts) and Josh Vann (Panthers) were cut but could land on a practice squad or sign with another team.

Here’s where former Gamecocks stand in the NFL ahead of the regular season. The first game is Thursday, Sept. 7, with most teams playing on Sunday, Sept. 10.


Nate Adkins, TE, Denver Broncos

Jalen Brooks, WR, Dallas Cowboys (rookie)

Jadeveon Clowney, DE, Baltimore Ravens

Dennis Daley, OT, Arizona Cardinals

Rico Dowdle, RB, Dallas Cowboys

Kingsley Enagbare, LB, Green Bay Packers

Stephon Gilmore, CB, Dallas Cowboys

Jovaughn Gwyn, OL, Atlanta Falcons (rookie)

Jaycee Horn, CB, Carolina Panthers

Hayden Hurst, TE, Carolina Panthers

Ernest Jones, LB, LA Rams

Javon Kinlaw, DL, San Francisco 49ers

Keisean Nixon, CB, Green Bay Packers

Zacch Pickens, DL, Chicago Bears (rookie)

Israel Mukuamu, S, Dallas Cowboys

Nick Muse, TE, Minnesota Vikings

Adam Prentice, RB, New Orleans Saints

Deebo Samuel, WR, San Francisco 49ers

Cam Smith, CB, Miami Dolphins (rookie)

DJ Wonnum, OL, Minnesota Vikings


Rashad Fenton, CB, Arizona Cardinals (On injured reserve.)

Chris Lammons, CB, Indianapolis Colts (On reserve/suspension until Sept. 25 for violating NFL’s personal conduct policy)


(Note: Teams have 24 hours before moving waived players to practice squads.)

Zack Bailey, OT, LA Chargers

Damiere Byrd, WR, Carolina Panthers

Bryan Edwards, WR, New Orleans Saints

Kevin Harris, RB, New England Patriots

Darius Rush, CB, Indianapolis Colts (rookie)

Kobe Smith, DT, New York Jets

Shi Smith, WR, Carolina Panthers

Taylor Stallworth, DT, Carolina Panthers

Josh Vann, WR, Carolina Panthers (undrafted rookie)