Suh, Cutler, Vick most disliked NFLers

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is sacked by Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh at Soldier Field in...

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is sacked by Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill., Oct. 22, 2012. (JEFF HAYNES/Reuters)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:11 PM ET

The most disliked NFL player is Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

And in other surprising news, the most disliked character in Harry Potter movies is Voldemort, right?

Forbes magazine has posted a poll conducted by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research to find out who were the most and least liked players.

Bottom line?

"Fans like quarterbacks, low-key pass catchers and Green Bay Packers," Forbes reports. "Who they don't like: Quarterbacks, cocky pass catchers and Dallas Cowboys."

Suh's appeal was lowest in the league. Only 19% of those polled liked him. That's hardly surprising, given all his off-field brushes with the law, and over-the-line infractions on the field.

Highest? Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, at 63%.

The rest of the most-disliked bottom 10, from bottom up:

Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler (21%), Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick (23%), San Francisco wide receiver Randy Moss (24%), backup Oakland quarterback Matt Leinart (26%), backup Dallas quarterback Kyle Orton (27%), starting Dallas quarterback Tony Romo (27%), New York Jets wideout Santonio Holmes (28%), Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (31%) and Kansas City quarterback Brady Quinn (31%).

The rest of the most-liked Top 10:

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees (62%), Green Bay safety Charles Woodson (62%), Denver quarterback Peyton Manning (59%), Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers (58%), New England tight end Rob Gronkowski (58%), Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III (57%), Chicago linebacker Brian Urlacher (57%), Green Bay wideout Donald Driver (57%) and Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford (56%).

COWBOYS STUB TOE WITH LOSS OF LEE

If you are your NFL team's best defender, you might want to hire personal bodyguards -- on the field, if possible.

Seems they're jinxed by injuries this season.

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett announced Wednesday the team has placed its top defender, linebacker Sean Lee, on injured reserve, meaning he's done for the year.

An MRI revealed Lee suffered ligament damage to his right big toe in a 19-14 win at Carolina on Sunday. He'll have surgery next week.

"Sean Lee is an outstanding football player," Garrett said. "I can't tell you how well he's been playing since he's been our starting inside linebacker. He's the leader of our defence. He makes the calls.

"He defends the run, he defends the pass -- he's the bell-cow for us, and the guy (that) everybody on our football team looks up to."

Lee was tied for ninth in the NFL in tackles, with 58.

Other NFL teams that have lost their top defender for the year include the New York Jets (cornerback Darrelle Revis) and the Baltimore Ravens (take your pick: Ray Lewis or Lardarius Webb). The Houston Texans lost their best linebacker, Brian Cushing, two weeks ago.

Compounding the Cowboys' injury woes is that running back DeMarco Murray was still hobbling on crutches with a foot injury and missed Wednesday's practice. It would appear he is unlikely to play in Sunday's big game against NFC East rival New York Giants. Murray's backup, Felix Jones, started against Carolina, but he didn't practise Wednesday either, due to a knee injury.

Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones reached deep into his bag of bravado Wednesday and pulled out this asterisk to his continual "We're a Super Bowl contender" pronouncements:

"We've said all along, I think this team has an opportunity to be a contender," Jones told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, "but the one exception I made was, sitting as we're sitting now health-wise, injury can make a difference and does in the NFL."

PINK FLAGS FOR JETS-DOLPHINS OFFICIALS

The NFL's month-long pink-out reaches a climax on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Officials will throw pink flags, instead of yellow ones, for all infractions.

For the fourth consecutive October, the NFL has embraced the international breast-cancer awareness campaign, promoted through the adaption of the colour pink.

Players and coaches have worn pink shoes, wrist bands, hats, logos and other such garments as a show of support.

The suggestion for pink penalty flags was suggested to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell by Dante Cano, an 11-year-old Grade 5 student in Marlboro, N.J.

Goodell agreed to Cano's idea, and invited the boy and his family to Sunday's game between the host New York Jets and Miami Dolphins, where they will present the pink penalty flags to officials before the game.

"Sometimes the simplest ideas can be the best," Goodell said.

Hey, maybe the kid has an idea how to end the bounty mess.

Ask him, Roger!


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