AFC Award for Lemon

The Dolphins' first victory of the season didn't go unnoticed around the NFL, and quarterback Cleo Lemon got the reward on Wednesday when he was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Lemon passed for a career-high 315 yards in the 22-16 victory over Baltimore, but more importantly connected with Greg Camarillo on the 64-yard game-winning touchdown pass in overtime.

Lemon, who completed 23 of 39 passes against Baltimore, became the first Dolphins quarterback since Jay Fiedler in 2003 to win AFC Player of the Week honors. Fiedler was honored for his play in the 40-21 victory at Dallas on Thanksgiving Day that year.

Among the other nominees for AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors was Camarillo, who finished with three catches for 109 yards.

Jason Taylor, meanwhile, was among the nominees for Defensive Player of the Week honors after finishing with four tackles and two sacks. The award went to Houston defensive end Mario Williams.

TWO SURGERIES: As expected, linebacker Channing Crowder underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Tuesday, while safety Cameron Worrell to repair his torn ACL.

There's no word on whether Crowder will be back on the field this season, although it's probably unlikely.

INJURY UPDATE: Crowder was one of four players who didn't practice on Wednesday, along with LB Joey Porter (shoulder), DE Jason Taylor (foot) and DT Keith Traylor (knee).

Three others practiced on a limited basis: RB Jesse Chatman (ankle), DE Matt Roth (groin) and T L.J. Shelton (ankle).


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