All this CBA talk has caused us to get off track a bit regarding the handing out of the non-hardware hardware for the top players at each position.
To summarize, the defensive lineman of the year is Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. The linebacker of the year is Clay Matthews of the Packers. The cornerback of the year went to a pair of picking Packers — Charles Woodson and Tramon Williams. The top safety? Troy Polamalu of the Steelers.
When we last handed out an award, we named Joe Thomas the offensive lineman of the year.
Next up? The top tight end. The finalists are Marcedes Lewis of the Jaguars, Antonio Gates of the Chargers, Tony Gonzalez of the Falcons, Vernon Davis of the 49ers, Zach Miller of the Raiders, and Jason Witten of the Cowboys.
Cast your vote. We’ll pick a winner tomorrow.