NFL Gamecock Roundup: Meredith Gets the Start

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- In light of the injury to Chance Warmack, Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Wisenhunt announced that Jamon Meredith will get his first start of the 2015 season, lining up at right guard. Meredith normally plays at right tackle for the Titans, but with the injury to Warmack just being a sprain, It makes more sense for Meredith to just move over one spot in the interim. Meredith started three games for the Titans last season, while also spending time with the Cincinnati Bengals, the Green Bay Packers, and the Indianapolis Colts, where he played in four games, though started in none. Meredith has come off the bench in both of the Titans games this season.

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula was able to give an update on Bruce Ellington's ankle injury during Monday's press conference. "Ellington will continue to get treatment," Tomsula remarked. "We'll find out where he's at. I just didn't want to, quite frankly, I didn't want to get into the game and it be three or four or five plays and then he was done. So, he thought he could go, but we just made a decision not to push that and get into a situation where you're a guy down."

- Tomsula also made it clear that it was his decision to put Mike Davis in the game over Jerryd Hayne. "Yeah. That was me. I mean, I wanted him playing. We think Michael Davis is a good running back. Just quite honestly, Jarryd Hayne does more on special teams and different areas for us than Michael. But, Michael had an opportunity up. We think he's a good running back, young running back. We're going to hand him the football and let's get going here." He later remarked "I wanted to get Michael in the game and we have a lot of confidence in Michael."

- D.J. Swearinger left Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints with a minor injury, but by all accounts, he'll be at 100 percent for this Sunday's game against the Houston Texans.

When Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell was asked why Devin Taylor was inactive for this past Sunday's game, Caldwell simply replied "Coach's decision." On the plus side, Taylor is healthy. On the negative side, he may be in the doghouse with his head coach.

Johnathan Joseph spoke briefly on the middling performances of his Houston Texans in their 0-2 start, saying that the team needed to get things going if they were going to win. "You don’t want to just keep saying ‘Well, we have time left’ and things like that," Joseph said. "You definitely have to get the ball rolling eventually."

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

* = Practice Squad
+ = Injured

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