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Not only did Vick make a remarkable turnaround on the field, but his image is improving away from the game. Last month, Vick signed his first paid endorsement contract since his release from prison, a two-year deal with Unequal Technologies, a provider of the football pads Vick wore most of this season.

“To sum it all up, the last five months, have been delayed gratification,” Vick said. “Things that I wanted to accomplish the last couple years that I couldn’t and I had to wait for it, and I had to be patient, and I did it and it all paid off. I just thank God for putting me with the right group of people, with Andy, with a flagship organization, a great group of coaches. … They give me all the credit, but I give them the credit.”

Also receiving votes were Minnesota linebacker E.J.Henderson (3 1/2), New England receiver Wes Welker, Chicago linebacker Brian Urlacher and Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel (2 each), and Pittsburgh safety Troy Polamalu, Seattle running back/kick ereturner Leon Washington, and Tampa Bay rookie running back LeGarrette Blount (one each).

Polamalu won the Defensive Player of the Year award earlier this week.

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AP Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi in Philadelphia contributed to this story.