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Jurrell Casey named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

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It is good to see Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey finally getting some recognition.

Wesley Hitt

Per the Titans official Twitter, Jurrell Casey has been named the AFC's Defensive Player of the Week:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Congrats to <a href="https://twitter.com/Jurrellc">@Jurrellc</a>, who has just been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week! &#10;&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TitanUp?src=hash">#TitanUp</a> <a href="http://t.co/4kgVOWfEp1">pic.twitter.com/4kgVOWfEp1</a></p>&mdash; Tennessee Titans (@TennesseeTitans) <a href="https://twitter.com/TennesseeTitans/status/522388998656782336">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Here is his stat line from Sunday:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jurrell Casey takes the AFC Defensive Player of the Week Award after posting 8 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 tackles for loss + a QB pressure vs. Jags</p>&mdash; Tennessee Titans (@TennesseeTitans) <a href="https://twitter.com/TennesseeTitans/status/522389914143707137">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Casey has quietly been one of the best defensive lineman in the league for a couple of years now.  It has just hurt him that he played on bad team in a small market.  He is finally starting to get some of the press he deserves.  Hopefully this will lead to a Pro Bowl down the line.

The Titans invested big money in Casey before the season started.  It is good to see a guy that gets the contract still go out there and bust it every week.

Congratulations, Jurrell.  You deserve it!