Brown Honored; New Tight End in Town

To no one's surprise, Ronnie Brown was selected as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against New England on Sunday, but there were segments of the weekly awards that were quite interesting. Also, the Dolphins added a rookie tight end and let go rookie running back Jalen Parmele to make room on the roster.

First, the Brown award. Really, was there any way he wasn't going to get it after accomplishing something (four rushing touchdowns, one TD pass) that had only been done once in the history of the league — and that in 1923?

What was interesting is that the Dolphins also nominated for the award all five of their starting offensive linemen — Jake Long, Justin Smiley, Samson Satele, Ikechuku Ndukwe and Vernon Carey.

On the defensive side, Joey Porter had a game worthy of POW honors, but he was beaten out by San Diego cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who had two interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown, in the Chargers' 48-29 victory over the Jets on Monday night.

Porter, for his part, had three sacks and a forced fumble. The fact that Brown got the award on offense didn't help Porter's cause because it's rare the league gives both awards to players from the same team.

Back to the roster, the new tight end is Joey Haynos, a 6-8, 270-pound rookie from Maryland.

Haynos was signed off the practice squad of the Green Bay Packers, who had signed him this year as an undrafted rookie free agent before cutting him on Aug. 30. Haynos caught five passes in the preseason for the Packers.

Finally, the Dolphins also made a move on their practice squad, signing guard Matt McChesney and releasing tight end Drew Atchison, who had been signed on Sept. 12. McChesney began his career as a defensive tackle with St. Louis in 2005, but his only NFL regular season action came with the Jets late that year. Since then, he has spent time on the Jets' practice squad and also played in NFL Europe in 2007.


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