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Rookie Raiders edge rusher awarded AFC Defensive Player of the Week for four sacks, forced fumble

Raiders rookie Maxx Crosby was named the AFC’s Defensive Player of the Week for his surpassing performance in Oakland’s 17-10 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Crosby, a 6-foot-5, 255 pound edge rusher was selected in the fourth round (106th overall) in last spring’s NFL draft. He was a wrecking ball against the Bengals, becoming the fourth rookie in NFL history to have four sacks in one game, and forcing a fumble. Three of his sacks came in the fourth quarter.

Crosby now has 6.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and 28 tackles in 2019.

The award was a long time coming to the Raiders.