Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/2/11
The biggest news among defensive players from last week - you may have already heard about it - was Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's after-the-play stomp on Green Bay guard Evan Dietrich-Smith and the two-game suspension that came out of it. Even before Suh's boneheaded spree of violence Thursday, his numbers were a major disappointment. He's nowhere close to the pace at which he produced as a rookie when he totaled 66 tackles and 10 sacks. Meanwhile, there have been several significant developments on the injury front recently. The biggest news is that Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora (ankle sprain, 2-to-4 weeks) and Denver star rookie linebacker Von Miller (torn thumb ligaments) are expected to miss time. Beyond that, Ray Lewis (turf toe) remains questionable for this week, while Buffalo coach Chan Gailey expressed pessimism Thursday regarding the potential return of safety George Wilson (stinger). Atlanta cornerback Brent Grimes (knee) is expected to miss 2-to-3 weeks...
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