There are 11 first-year eligible players including wide receiver Randy Moss, and linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher.
He did have a Pro Bowl appearance in 2009 and Super Bowl ring from 2008 to show for his efforts, but those credentials aren't almost enough for him to be enshrined in Canton, Ohio.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame may have made an unfortunate error of mistaken identity.
James spent the first seven years of his 11-year National Football League career in Indianapolis.
This year's Modern-Era nominees for the Class of 2018 is comprised of 108 players and coaches, including 53 offensive players, 38 defensive players, five special teamers and 12 coaches.
Hutchinson, Moss, Lewis and Urlacher are virtual locks to be semifinalists, as are returning nominees Terrell Owens and Ty Law (Michigan). He went on to have stints with the Eagles and Rams before announcing his retirement in May 2013, finishing his career with 2,641 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. Download our Lions Xtra app for free on Apple and Android!
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Tuesday and spent his time on the phone with friends and family and visiting with his parents and other relatives. The rising and falling of his chest was similar to reactions in past executions when a different drug was used.
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Bookended by much smaller X2.2 and X1.39 flares, the largest was a huge X9.3 eruption, followed by another X8.2 on September 10. M-class flares are a tenth the size of X-class flares and C-class flares are the weakest of the bunch.
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Though unpleasant, the infection usually runs its course without antibiotics, though they are used to treat some cases. People also frequently get various types of worms and rabies from their dogs, and cats can come with trouble too.
Thirteen men who played at Alabama high schools and colleges are members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
All four individuals are members of the Packers Hall of Fame. That viewpoint worked against Terrell Owens - another uber-talented, yet occasionally disruptive locker-room force - who has been denied entry into Canton twice by the Hall of Fame gatekeepers. He was a five-time first-team All-Pro. A player is considered Modern Era if he has been retired for at least five seasons and was active within the past 25 seasons.
He made the Pro Bowl and was named a first-team All-Pro during his first season for his return prowess, scoring two kick return touchdowns and taking one punt to the house.
Beathard was named a Contributor Finalist last month.
Almost every other wide receiver nominee-there were 12 besides Smith-surpassed those marks in a two-year stretch over their careers. On the eve of Super Bowl LII, the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2018 will be announced.
Donaldson also had successful stops in Seattle (1993 and 1994) and Dallas (1995 and 1996) after his days in Indianapolis were over, earning Pro Bowl selections with the Cowboys both seasons. He was also a four-time All-Pro and is a member of the NFL's 1990s All-Decade Team.