Detroit's Ndamukong Suh tops list of least-liked players


Detroit’s Ndamukong Suh was named the least-liked NFL player in a survey of fans conducted by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research.


A player’s popularity was based on the percentage of fans who responded with “like” or “like him a lot,” and Suh rated just 19 percent.Chicago QB Jay Cutler was second among the least liked at 21 percent while Phila­delphia’s quarterback Michael Vick was third at 23 percent. Rounding out the top five of least-liked players was the San Francisco’s receiver Randy Moss (24 percent) and Oakland’s quarterback Matt Leinart (26 percent).

The most-liked NFL player was Pittsburgh’s Troy Polamalu at 63 percent, followed by New Orleans’ Drew Brees and Green Bay’s Charles Woodson at 62 percent.

REDSKINS: London Fletcher’s 15-season, never-missed-a-game streak appears in jeopardy because of a sore hamstring and a balance problem that had him scheduled to see a pair of doctors.

The linebacker attended practice Wednesday but did not participate.

Fletcher hurt his right hamstring in the second half of Sunday’s 27-23 loss to the New York Giants.

BILLS: Mario Williams is not expected to miss any games after the high-priced defensive end had what the team called “a procedure” to relieve discomfort in his injured left wrist.

Coach Chan Gailey provided the update Wednesday, saying he expects Williams to return to practice next week once the Bills return from their bye weekend.

CHIEFS: Running back Peyton Hillis was back at practice and could play this weekend against Oakland for the first time since Week 3.

Hillis sprained his right ankle in the Chiefs’ victory at New Orleans on Sept. 23.

He was able to take advantage of their bye last week to get back on the practice field.

BRONCOS: Linebacker D.J. Williams will serve 30 days under home arrest for driving under the influence but not until after the season.

Williams was sentenced Wednesday but a judge said he didn’t have to start serving it until Feb. 7, 2013.

COWBOYS: Inside linebacker Sean Lee has been placed on season-ending injured reserve with a toe injury.



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