Lowcountry natives Jarriel King and Garrett Chisolm were among the players cut by NFL teams on Saturday, the final day to get rosters down to 53.
King, a North Charleston alum, was let go by the New York Giants. The former South Carolina Tackle was undrafted and came to terms with the team after the lockout ended. But the former Cougar wasn't out of work long. The Seattle Seahawks put in a claim on King on Sunday afternoon.
Chisolm, a West Ashley alum, was waived by the Miami Dolphins. The former Gamecock offensive lineman was on the active/non-football injury list for most of camp. Late Sunday night, the Dolphins resigned Chisolm to their practice squad.
Other players with South Carolina ties that were let go on Saturday,
Former SC State DB Rafael Bush was released by the Atlanta Falcons. Bush spent last season on their practice squad after going undrafted in 2010. Late Sunday night, he was resigned to their practice squad.
Phillip Adams, a 2010 7th round choice of the San Francisco 49ers was let go by the team. The former SC State Bulldog broke his ankle in Week 16 last season against the Rams.
Former South Carolina WR Tori Gurley was let go by the Green Bay Packers. Gurley left the Gamecocks a year early but went undrafted in the 2011 draft. Late Sunday night, he was signed to the team's practice squad.
Former Gamecock OL Jamon Meredith was let go by the New York Giants. Meredith was a 5th round pick in 2009 by the Buffalo Bills. He's also spent time with the Detroit Lions.
Former Clemson DB Michael Hamlin was released by the Indianapolis Colts. Hamlin was a 5th round pick in 2009 by the Dallas Cowboys and has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Former Clemson OL Thomas Austin was let go by the New England Patriots. He spent last season on their practice squad and has also spent time with the Minnesota Vikings. ESPN reported that Austin reached an agreement with the Houston Texans on Sunday.
Crezdon Butler, who left Clemson after the 2009 season was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Butler was a 2010 5th round pick. He was claimed on waivers by the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.