AFC East 'Madden' cover possibilities

The wildly popular "Madden NFL '13" cover tournament is coming up later this month. But the preliminaries begin Wednesday to determine who makes it into the 32-player tournament.

Here are the eight candidates for the AFC East:

Four of these players will advance to represent their teams in the main tournament. You can visit the SportsNation page today to vote.

Last year Cleveland Browns fans went all out and put running back Peyton Hillis on the cover. Hillis was the latest victim of the "Madden curse" and had an awful year. So vote at your own peril.