It's hard to look at the 102 candidates for the Pro Football Hall Of Fame class of 2019 announced Thurday and not see a former member of the Washington Redskins. Reed won a Super Bowl in the 2012 season. A rare undrafted player to be nominated for the Hall of Fame, he missed only one start from 1999 to 2013 with the Rams, Bills and Redskins.More news: Britain's mass web-spying faulted by European rights court
Joining Gonzalez on the list of nominees are former Chiefs' defensive end Neil Smith (1988-96), cornerback Albert Lewis (1983-1993), defensive end Leslie O'Neal (1998-99), cornerback Ty Law (2006-07), quarterback Dave Krieg (1992-93) and head coaches Marty Schottenheimer (1989-98) and Dick Vermeil (2001-05). The modern-era nominees will be reduced to 25 semifinalists in November and, from there, to 15 finalists in January.
Voting by the 48-member Hall of Fame panel will be held February 2, the day before the Super Bowl, in Atlanta. The finalists will consist of 15 modern-era finalists, along with the senior finalist, Johnny Robinson, and the contributor finalists, Pat Bowlen and Gil Brandt.More news: FDA Vows to Battle Teen E-Cig Use
Outside of those four, Banks and Feagles are close and arguably deserving, but Banks continues to be overlooked for reasons we can't comprehend and it's an extreme tall order for punters to become enshrined - Ray Guy is the only National Football League punter in the Hall of Fame as of 2018.More news: Trump denies 3,000 Puerto Ricans died due to Hurricane Maria, blames Democrats