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Cassius Vaughn wins AFC defensive player of week honors

Tennessee Titans v Indianapolis Colts

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 09: Pat Angerer #51 and Cassius Vaughn #33 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates after Vaughn returned an interception for a touchdown during the NFL game against the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 9, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Colts cornerback Cassius Vaughn made the easy play, but he made a bunch of other ones too, and it earned him AFC defensive player of the week honors.

Vaughn’s interception return for a touchdown was made easy for him by Titans quarterback Jake Locker, but Vaughn also had eight tackles and three passes defensed in the Colts’ 27-23 win.

Vaughn becomes the second cast-off corner to win the award for the Colts this year, after Darius Butler won it in Week 10.

Vaughn was acquired in a preseason trade with the Broncos for Chris Gronkowski. The Colts signed Butler in September after he was released by the Panthers.