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Fletcher, Bailey named to initial 2019 Hall of Fame nominees list

14 September, 2018, 17:45 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
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For the eighth consecutive year, the Hall of Fame is encouraging fans to vote for their favorite nominees by visiting www.nfl.com/hofvote and, in so doing, entering a sweepstakes for an National Football League themed Ford F-150 truck and a VIP trip for two to Super Bowl LIII.

Nine former Bills players are listed among the 102 nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2019, the Hall of Fame announced on Thursday.

The list of 102 finalists will be cut down to 25 semifinalists in November, and 15 finalists in January.

Joining Gonzalez on the ballot are three other players in their first year of eligibility: cornerback Champ Bailey, safety Ed Reed and linebacker London Fletcher.

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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 list includes 91 players and 11 coaches eligible to be selected to next year's class. The selection committee will meet on February 2, 2019, at the Super Bowl in Atlanta to elect the class. Four-to-eight new members will be selected. The Modern-Era Finalists will be trimmed during the meeting from 15 to 10 and then from 10 to 5.

Two of those players will have their shot at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Inductions will be in early August in Canton, Ohio.

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