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Around the NFL: Aaron Williams works out for Chiefs; QB controversy in Indy?

Here's a look at stories around the league on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

1. Former Bills safety Aaron Williams worked out for the Chiefs.

With Eric Berry lost for the season due to a torn Achilles tendon, the Chiefs worked out former Bills safety Aaron Williams this week, according to SiriusXM's Adam Caplan.

Williams was was a fan favorite in Buffalo after being a second-round pick in the 2011 draft. He suffered season-ending neck injuries in 2015 and 2016 and was released this offseason.

Williams was mulling retirement at locker cleanout in January but seemed to want another shot at playing. He reportedly worked out for the Texans in June.

2. Are the Colts turning to Jacoby Brissett?

Quarterback Andrew Luck remains injured, and backup Scott Tolzien was lousy in the Colts' lopsided opening loss to the Rams. Could coach Chuck Pagano turn to the recently acquired Jacoby Brissett?

Steven Holder of the Indianapolis Star's wrote that Brissett is a better fit for the team's offense. Offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski's scheme requires the quarterback to stretch the field, Holder wrote, so Brissett's strong arm gives him an advantage over Tolzien, who "was never a great fit for the Colts in the first place."

The Colts acquired Brissett in a trade with the Patriots just before the season, sending speedy receiver Phillip Dorsett in return. Brissett was the Pats' third-stringer who played in their 16-0 loss to the Bills last season while Tom Brady was suspended and Jimmy Garoppolo was injured.

Meanwhile Wednesday, Luck's agent denied a report that Luck wants out of Indianapolis, calling it "simply not true."

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3. Joe Thomas is closing in on an amazing record.

Browns left tackle Joe Thomas is the NFL's resident ironman, starting every single game of his career since being a first-round pick in 2007.

But amazingly, Thomas has never even missed a single snap in his 10-plus years, per ProFootballTalk. He's coming up on 10,000 consecutive snaps played, which PFT's Charean Williams wrote is believed to be an NFL record.

Thomas, currently at 9,996 consecutive snap, will likely reach the milestone in the first quarter of Sunday's game at Baltimore.

4. Houston LB Brian Cushing was hit with a 10-game suspension

Cushing will be out until the end of November for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substances policy.

This is Cushing's second suspension. He received a four-game ban for PEDs in 2010. The Texans play the Bengals on Thursday.

5. AFC and NFC Players of the Week were announced for Week One.

The Bills were shut out from NFL Player of the Week awards in Week One. The winners were:

AFC Offensive Player of the Week: Chiefs QB Alex Smith.
NFC Offensive Player of the Week: Vikings QB Sam Bradford.

AFC Defensive Player of the Week: Jaguars DE Calais Campbell.
NFC Defensive Player of the Week: Rams CB Trumaine Johnson.

AFC Special Teams Player of the Week: Raiders K Giorgio Tavecchio.
NFC Special Teams Player of the Week: Lions K/P Matt Prater.

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