McCourty second in rookie of year vote

DALLAS -- Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty finished second in Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year voting, behind Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh.

Suh received 48 of a possible 50 votes. The other two went to McCourty.

"He deserved that award," McCourty wrote on his Twitter account about Suh. "He's an animal."

McCourty, the 27th overall pick in the draft, started every game this season and finished with a team-high seven interceptions.