Griffin is NFL's offensive player of the week

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Robert Griffin III was named offensive player of the week after throwing for 320 yards and two scores in the Redskins' victory over the Saints.  FILE/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Robert Griffin III was named offensive player of the week after throwing for 320 yards and two scores in the Redskins' victory over the Saints.

Robert Griffin III is the first rookie quarterback to win an offensive player of the week award after his debut game.

The NFL announced Wednesday that Griffin is the NFC offensive player of the week for his performance in the Washington Redskins’ 40-32 win over the New Orleans Saints.

The No. 2 overall draft pick completed 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday’s victory -- making him the first player in league history to amass 300-plus yards passing, two or more passing touchdowns and no interceptions in an NFL debut.

The league started giving the player of the week awards in 1984.

MEETING SET: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wants to meet with the players whose bounty suspensions were temporarily lifted “as soon as possible.”

A source with knowledge of the meeting told ESPN that it is scheduled for Tuesday.

An appeals panel last week overturned the suspensions of Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma (2012 season) and defensive end Will Smith (four games) for their roles in the team’s bounty program from 2009-11. Browns linebacker Scott Fujita got three games and DE Anthony Hargrove, now a free agent, got eight.

BILLS: Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has been excused to be with his family after his younger brother was one of three people shot and killed in a suburb of Birmingham, Ala., last weekend.

Coach Chan Gailey expressed his condolences to Dareus and his family. Gailey said that Dareus plans to return in time to play in Buffalo’s home-opener against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

JETS: Darrelle Revis is a step closer to getting back on the field.

The star cornerback, who suffered what the team called a “mild concussion” in last Sunday’s victory over the Buffalo Bills, was cleared Wednesday to resume physical activity but he’s still not allowed to participate in contact drills.

CARDINALS: Coach Ken Whisenhunt still isn’t naming a starting quarterback for Sunday’s game.

John Skelton, out with a sprained right ankle, did not practice on Wednesday but Whisenhunt would not rule him out for the game. Kevin Kolb said he practiced with the first unit on Wednesday but has not been told whether or not he will start against the Patriots.

TITANS: Kenny Britt is on the field once again for Tennessee, back both from a torn right ACL and three different knee surgeries and a one-game suspension by the NFL.

How much he helps remains to be seen.

Britt tore both his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligament early in the Titans' third game last season. He had little practice time with Matt Hasselbeck due to the NFL lockout. Now Jake Locker's the starting quarterback, and Britt has had even less practice time with him.

The receiver said Wednesday they have two great quarterbacks who will make him look good and he hopes he can do the same for them.

The Titans (0-1) hope Britt can play 15 to 25 snaps Sunday when they visit San Diego (1-0).


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