HONOR FOR OGUNLEYE

Dolphins defensive end Adewale Ogunleye was recognized on Wednesday as the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the 17-7 victory over the Buffalo.

Ogunleye had seven tackles and two sacks in the victory, and he also helped the Dolphins hold Buffalo to only 41 yards rushing.

This is the second time Ogunleye has won the award. He also was honored for his performance against Baltimore last season.

In other Dolphins news:

-- The team worked out six players on Tuesday, including two punters and two long-snappers.

The two punters were former San Diego State standout Brian Simnjanovski and Craig Jarrett, who had 20 punts for the Redskins last season.

If the Dolphins decide to make a change and get rid of veteran Mark Royals, they might also consider Kevin Stemke, who was in training camp this summer, and veteran Matt Turk, who used to punt for the Dolphins before leaving to sign with the Jets.

Also given workouts were long-snappers Jeff Grau of UCLA and Jody Littleton of Baylor.

The other two were former Wake Forest defensive lineman Nate Bolling and veteran cornerback Terry Fair.

Fair, a former first-round pick of the Lions, has also returned kicks during his NFL career, but Coach Dave Wannstedt said the Dolphins were only looking at him as a cornerback.

The question was brought up because free agent acquisition Charlie Rogers has been mediocre as a kick returner so far this season.

-- Wannstedt said Wednesday that rookie free agent Billy Yates will be the backup at center until Tim Ruddy can return after undergoing knee surgery.

-- WR Robert Baker was re-signed by the Minnesota Vikings.

-- DE David Bowens is targeting the Thanksgiving Day at Dallas for his return from his knee injury.


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