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Champ Bailey, Ed Reed, Tony Gonzalez among finalists for Pro Football HOF

Champ Bailey, Ed Reed, Tony Gonzalez among finalists for Pro Football HOF

Three former Arizona Cardinals were announced as modern-era finalists for the 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame on Thursday.

The 2019 class of inductees will be announced February 2 in Atlanta during week-long festivities leading up to the Super Bowl.

First-time eligibles Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed and Champ Bailey are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2019, a class that includes former Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Steve Hutchinson. The committee will also vote on the senior finalist (safety Johnny Robinson) and contributor finalists (owner Pat Bowlen, personnel executive Gil Brandt), who need to be approved by 80 percent to be inducted. He was taken in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. While with the Chiefs, Gonzalez was named to 10 Pro Bowls and earned five All-Pro nods.

He went on to haul in 82 receptions for 1,099 yards and seven touchdowns in his two seasons in red and gold.

Mawae played four of his 16 seasons with Seattle, from 1994-1997. Law played a whopping 15 seasons in the National Football League, 10 of which were spent with the Patriots.

Among this year's modern era finalists, Lynch and Coryell have been finalists the most often at six and five times, respectively.

This year's class doesn't have a headliner on the scale of, say, Brett Favre, but the three first-year players have strong resumes.

Law made five Pro Bowls and was a member of the 2000s All-Decade team.

Considered the greatest running back in Colts history, James holds the franchise record for career rushing yards (9,226), career rushing touchdowns (64) and rushing yards per game (96.1).

Coryell was the Cardinals head coach from 1973-1977, when the team was located in St. Louis.

Lynch played free safety for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1993 until 2003 and then for the Denver Broncos from 2004 until 2007.

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