Simonton named Offensive Player of the Week

Remember last year when Curtis Alexander, one of the Bills assigned to the NFL Europe League, was one of that league's leading rushers?

Well, the Bills are at it again. Ken Simonton, a street free agent signed by Buffalo, was NFL Europe's Offfensive Player of the Week for its season-opening weekend.

Simonton tied a league record with four touchdowns Sunday as the Scottish Claymores set a league scoring record in a 62-31 victory over the Berlin Thunder. He rushed for 94 yards -- including touchdown runs of 11, 5, 3 and 5 yards. Simonton also caught four passes for 45 yards. 

That's an auspicious start, but Simonton certainly hopes to do better than Alexander did. He never really was a factor in the Bills' 2002 training camp, and was released for the second consecutive year before the season opener.

In this year's camp, Simonton will be competing with Sammy Morris and Joe Burns for playing time behind starter Travis Henry.

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