On Tuesdays, we often post the identity of a few of the league’s players of the week. The information comes from the teams on which the award winners play, who often let the cat out of the bag in advance of the official NFL release on Wednesday.
The other three players of the week are Dolphins running back Ricky Williams, Giants linebacker Michael Boley, and Saints punter Thomas Morstead.
For Williams, it’s his first such award since Week 14 of the 2002 season, his first year with the team. He earned the recognition through three touchdowns and 119 yards rushing in Thursday night’s win at Carolina.
And with Ronnie Brown out for the year, Williams has an opportunity to build on that performance as the workhorse for the team’s running game.