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Miami Dolphins returner Jarvis Landry named AFC special teams player of the week

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry (14) in the second half. The Washington Redskins host the Miami Dolphins at FedExField in Landover, Maryland on Sunday, September 13, 2015.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry (14) in the second half. The Washington Redskins host the Miami Dolphins at FedExField in Landover, Maryland on Sunday, September 13, 2015. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

Jarvis Landry's star continues to rise.

The NFL has named Landry the AFC's special teams player of the week in recognition of his game-winning, 69-yard punt return for a touchdown on Sunday.

Landry becomes the Dolphins' first special-teams honoree since Olivier Vernon took home the award in Week 8 of the 2012 season, and the 14th overall for the franchise since the designation was established in 1993.

Landry, who also caught a career-high eight passes for 53 yards in Sunday's 17-10 victory over the Redskins, told the Miami Herald this week that he would be open to returning punts on a full-time basis.

New addition Raheem Mostert is the logical pick to be the team's primary kickoff returner.

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