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Chandler Jones Nominated For NFL Rookie Of The Week

The New England Patriots first-round draft pick Chandler Jones looks like a good selection for the squad after one week of play, which earned him a nomination for the NFL Rookie of the Week award.

The rookie out of Syracuse forced a fumble and recorded a sack as well as five tackles in Sunday's 34-13 romp over the Tennessee Titans. Jones has earned an early starting spot for the Pats and troubled a Titans offensive line trying to protect Jake Locker in his first NFL start to no avail.

It's an uphill battle for Jones to actually win the award -- Washington's Robert Griffin III might have that one locked up after leading his team to an upset victory with over 300 yards passing and two touchdowns against the Saints -- but it's nice to see him earn a little bit of recognition for his standout play in Week 1.

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