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Colts' Edgerrin James, Jeff Saturday among Pro Football Hall of Fame nominees

13 September, 2017, 16:25 | Author: Leah Owens
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ronde Barber before a game

There's plenty of Indianapolis Colts' flavoring to the list of 108 modern-era players and coaches in the running for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018.

Donaldson's 17-year career included 13 seasons with the Colts, four in Baltimore and nine in Indy. From 2003 through 2006, he was on the AFC Pro Bowl team and, in 2004, 2005 and 2006, he made the All-Pro team.

The Selection Committee will meet on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minn.to elect the Class of 2018.

Hutchinson made seven Pro Bowls and was voted first-team All-Pro five times in his 12 National Football League seasons. Former Washington Redskins general manager Bobby Beathard is the contributor nominee.

James, the fourth overall pick in the 1999 draft, is the Colts' career leader with 9,226 rushing yards. The list will be narrowed to 25 former players in November, before 15 finalists are voted on prior to this year's Super Bowl.

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He had a combined eight sacks in his final two seasons with the Colts, playing in all 32 games with 31 starts over that span.

Steve Smith Sr. was one of the best receivers of his generation.

According to a release from the Hall, 18 finalists will be presented to the full 48-member Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee during its annual selection meeting on "Selection Saturday", the day before Super Bowl LII. The semifinalists will be reduced to 15 finalists in early January. There is no set number for any class of enshrinees, though between four and eight new members will be selected.

Quarterbacks: Randall Cunningham, Rich Gannon, Donovan McNabb, Steve McNair, Phil Simms.

Returning finalists from 2017 are receivers Isaac Bruce and Terrell Owens; center Kevin Mawae; tackles Tony Boselli and Joe Jacoby; guard Alan Faneca; safeties John Lynch and Brian Dawkins; cornerback Ty Law; and coach Don Coryell.

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Vanden Bosch is on the ballot for the first time.

Although apparently, not that Steve Smith.

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Kickers/punter: Gary Anderson (K), Sean Landeta (P), Nick Lowery (K).

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