The NFL has begun its recognition of the military this month, including nominees for the Salute to Service award.The award, presented by USAA, a leading insurance and financial services provider for current and former members of the military, veterans and their families, will recognize a league member who demonstrates exemplary commitment to honoring and supporting the military community.Among the nominees is Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, who grew up on a military base near Seattle. Kearse recently launched the 15 to 1: The Jermaine Kearse Foundation, to support and inspire youth in military families.Being nominated by the Seahawks for the Salute to Service award is an honor and reinforces the importance of supporting our military, Kearse says. Its important to me because I grew up in a military family. Think about it, your parent gets deployed, and its a constant guessing game: Is my mom or dad going to come back? Thats real life.This stuff were doing here (playing in the NFL), this is cool, but when I think about that, what those kids are going through. Thats real life for these people.The other nominees: Arizonas Deone Buccanon; Atlantas Dan Quinn; Baltimores Steve Smith; Buffalos Richie Incognito; Carolinas Ron Rivera; Chicagos Jerrell Freeman; Cincinnatis Kyle Caskey; Clevelands Joe Thomas; Dallas Darren Woodson; Denvers DeMarcus Ware; Detroits Golden Tate; Green Bays Tom Bakken (assistant equipment manager); Houstons Brian Cushing; Indianapolis Pat McAfee; Jacksonvilles Blake Bortles; Kansas Citys Derrick Johnson; Los Angeles Jeff Fisher; Miamis Jamie Quadrozzi (game entertainment manager); Minnesotas Jeff Locke; New Englands Joe Cardona; New Orleans Drew Brees; Giants Mike Sullivan; Jets Eric Decker; Oaklands Jon Condo; Philadelphias Don Smolenski (team president); Pittsburgh Alejandro Villanueva; San Diegos Sean Lissemore; San Franciscos Garrett Celek; Tampa Bays Clinton McDonald; Tennessees Stormi Wagley (alumni cheerleader); and Washingtons Derrick Dockery.Buccaneers receiver Vincent Jackson was last years award recipient.---ROBYS BIG WEEK: Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby has been getting a lot of love lately.First, he received the NFLPAs Community MVP award for his community work, then he won the AFC defensive player of the week award for his performance Sunday against San Diego when he started in place of an injured Aqib Talib.For me to be honored off the field and then be honored on the field was kind of special to me, Roby said. I think thats the kind of a real life example that when I do things with good intentions in the community, sometimes you get rewarded for stuff like that on the field, as well.Im living right is really what it comes down to.Roby was honored by the players union after hosting a family fun night while raising money for academic achievement programs.Then, making his first start of the season, he had seven tackles, broke up two passes and had a 49-yard interception return for a touchdown in Denvers 27-19 win over the Chargers.---STAYING WIDE: The Green Bay Packers have been known in recent years for playing receivers in the backfield. The wrinkle is even more important this season with so many injuries at running back.But dont look for Jordy Nelson lining up alongside Aaron Rodgers any time soon.Were in deep, deep trouble, Nelson joked this week when asked if there was a package for him to get snaps in the backfield.How about a wildcat package?Were talking major issues, especially as a running back, he added.Randall Cobb has lined up in the backfield at times. Ty Montgomery has excelled in the role this season. Theyre shorter receivers who can create plays in traffic.The 6-foot-3 Nelson is a favorite target for Rodgers in the red zone, tied for the league lead with six receiving touchdowns.Maybe one day though, Nelson could try his hand at a trick play.I could play some quarterback. Maybe we could run a double-pass or something, he said.---AWESOME AJAYI: Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi rushed for 187 yards in 2015 as a rookie. Hardly the precursor to what he has done in his last two games.Ajayi enters Sundays matchup with the Jets -- and their staunch run defense -- coming off consecutive 200-yard rushing performances. He went for 204 yards on 25 carries in a win over Pittsburgh, and followed that with 214 on 29 rushes against Buffalo in another victory. Then Miami had its bye.He also could join Pro Football Hall of Famers O.J. Simpson (647 yards) and Walter Payton (604) as the only players in NFL history to rush for 600 yards in a three-game span. Ajayi has 418 yards.---AP Pro Football Writers Barry Wilner and Arnie Stapleton and Sports Writer Genaro C. Armas contributed.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Custom Mets Jerseys . Both players have lower body injuries that will keep them out of the lineup until at least January 31, which is the first game they can be activated from IR. Custom Mets T-shirts . 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