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Grant Candidate for GMC Defensive Player of the Week

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Defensive end CHARLES GRANT of the New Orleans Saints, defensive tackle ALBERT HAYNESWORTH of the Tennessee Titans, linebacker DERRICK JOHNSON of the Kansas City Chiefs, cornerback DARRELLE REVIS of the New York Jets and linebacker BARRETT RUUD of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the finalists for GMC SIERRA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK honors for games played on September 28 - 29, the NFL announced today.

Fans can vote for one of these five players on beginning immediately following Monday Night Football and ending on Thursday at 4:00 pm EST to determine the GMC SIERRA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK. The winner will be announced Thursday evening on

After the regular season, five players will be nominated for GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Year honors. Fans can vote for the winner on throughout the month of January.

A closer look at the finalists:

• New Orleans' CHARLES GRANT put constant pressure on 49ers' QB J.T. O'Sullivan and tallied two sacks, six tackles and one defensed pass in the Saints' 31-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

• Tennessee's ALBERT HAYNESWORTH recorded two sacks, six tackles and one defensed pass in the Titans' 30 – 17 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

• Kansas City's DERRICK JOHNSON contributed six tackles, forced one fumble that led to a touchdown drive and made one interception in the Chiefs' first win of the season, a 33 – 19 victory over the Denver Broncos.

• New York Jets' DARRELLE REVIS made two interceptions, including one for a 32-yard touchdown return, and four tackles in the Jets' 56 – 35 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

• Tampa Bay's BARRETT RUUD totaled five tackles, one sack, and one interception in the Buccaneers' 30 – 21 win over the Green Bay Packers.

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