Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Westbrook nominated for FedEx Ground Player of he Week

Running backs RYAN GRANT of the Green Bay Packers, BRIAN WESTBROOK of the Philadelphia Eagles and SELVIN YOUNG of the Denver Broncos are the finalists for FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week honors, the NFL announced today.

Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com from 9am EST on Tuesday through 5pm EST on Thursday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week. The winners will be announced Thursday evening on NFL.com.

A closer look at the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week finalists:

· Philadelphia’s BRIAN WESTBROOK rushed for 100 yards over 20 carries and scored one rushing touchdown in the Eagles’ 33 – 25 win over the Washington Redskins. Westbrook also posted two receiving touchdowns and 83 yards totaling 183 yards for the day.

· Green Bay’s RYAN GRANT picked up 119 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries, making him the first running back to pick up 100 yards against the Vikings' second-ranked rush defense all season.

· Denver’s SELVIN YOUNG rushed for 109 yards over 20 carries and one touchdown in the Broncos’ 27 – 11 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Young wasted no time in the second start of his NFL career with a 34-yard run on the Broncos' opening drive to set up Jason Elam's first field goal.

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