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Reggie Bush Named AFC Offensive Player Of The Week

Posted Dec 21, 2011

Reggie Bush was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 15, it was announced today by the National Football League.

Bush set career highs for rushing yards (203), average per carry (8.1) and attempts (25) in a 30-23 victory at Buffalo. His 203 rushing yards were the third most in team history and highest total since Ricky Williams had 216 yards on the ground vs. Chicago on December 9, 2002.

Bush also added a career-long 76-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter at the Bills, which was the third-longest run from scrimmage in team history. Additionally, Bush rushed for a career-high 122 yards in the second half at Buffalo, the most in team history.

Bush joins quarterback Matt Moore as Dolphins who have took home Offensive Player of the Week honors in 2011. Moore won the honor following his Week 9 performance at Kansas City. The last Miami Dolphins running back to win Offensive Player of the Week was Ricky Williams, who took home honors for his performance Week 11 at Carolina on November 19, 2009.

INJURY UPDATE: Tight end Anthony Fasano (head) and wide receiver Brandon Marshall(knee) did not practice…Tackle Jake Long (back) was limited in practice…Cornerback Will Allen (wrist) practiced in full…For the Patriots, running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (illness), tight end Aaron Hernandez (not injury related) and offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back/foot) did not practice, while cornerback Kyle Arrington (foot), wide receiver Deion Branch (groin), safety Patrick Chung (foot), center Dan Connolly (groin), wide receiver Julian Edelman (back), linebacker Dane Fletcher (thumb), safety James Ihedigbo (shoulder), cornerback Devin McCourty (shoulder), wide receiver Matthew Slater (shoulder), linebacker Brandon Spikes Spikes (knee), running back Shane Vereen (hamstring), guard Brian Waters (ankle), wide receiver Wes Welker (knee), center Ryan Wendell (calf) and running back Danny Woodhead (abdomen) were all limited in practice.

PATS ADD SAFETY FULLER: New England had an extra spot to fill after placing defensive end Andre Carter on Injured Reserve and filled it today by signing veteran safety Vincent Fuller.

Fuller, 29, is in his seventh season after playing at Virginia Tech and was a fourth-round draft pick (108th overall) of the Tennessee Titans in 2005. He was released by Tennessee on September 3rd, 2011 before the season opener and signed with Detroit on Oct. 6. The 6-foot-1, 192-pound injured his elbow in an Oct. 10 game against the Chicago Bears and was placed on Injured Reserve. He was taken off the IR list when he was released by Detroit on Dec. 6.

Fuller played in 76 NFL games with five starts and has registered 163 total tackles and six interceptions with four of them returned for touchdowns.
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