Cornerbacks stating their case
Revis and Woodson in the running for defensive player of the year honors
Not since Deion Sanders in 1994 (his only season with the San Francisco 49ers) has a cornerback been selected as the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year.
That 15-year drought could end in a few weeks, with the ballots due Jan. 4 and the announcement on Jan. 12.
In the 38-season history of the Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year award, only four cornerbacks -- Mel Blount (Pittsburgh, 1975), Lester Hayes (Oakland, 1980), Rod Woodson (Pittsburgh, 1993) and Sanders -- have ...
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