Giants among modern-era nominees for Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Adjust Comment Print

The former Kansas City Chiefs' tight end, who will be enshrined in the Chiefs Ring of Honor during Kansas City's Thursday Night Football matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers on December 13, was named one of 102 Modern Era nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Thursday. Reed won a Super Bowl in the 2012 season.

Cornerback Champ Bailey was drafted No. 7 overall by the Redskins in the 1999 NFL Draft.

The list includes 2018 finalists running back Edgerrin James, wide receiver Isaac Bruce, offensive linemen Tony Boselli, Alan Faneca, Steve Hutchinson and Kevin Mawae and defensive backs Ty Law and John Lynch.

In addition to the 11 player nominees and one coach nominee, the Broncos also have a contributor finalist: owner Pat Bowlen.

It should be noted that in August, the Pro Football Hall of Fame senior committee selected former Kansas City Chiefs safety Johnny Robinson as its one senior nominee for the Class of 2019.

Also, former Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes head coach Jimmy Johnson was named as a nominee. The list will be reduced to 25 semifinalists in November then 15 finalists in January. A senior committee finalist, former Chiefs defensive back Johnny Robinson, and two finalists from the contributors category, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen and former Cowboys executive and current National Football League consultant Gil Brandt, also have been nominated.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2019 will be formally enshrined on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 in Canton.