Who has a chance to head to Canton, Ohio?
The list of Pro Football Hall of Fame Semifinalists for the Class of 2022 was announced Wednesday. Seven of the players are in their first year of eligibility, meaning they last played in 2016. Who are they?
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WR 2003-09 Arizona Cardinals, 2010-12 Baltimore Ravens, 2013-15 San Francisco 49ers, 2016 Detroit Lions.
Verdict: Not this go-round
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PR-KR-WR – 2006-2013 Chicago Bears, 2014-15 Atlanta Falcons, 2016 Baltimore Ravens.
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WR 2003-2014 Houston Texans, 2015 Indianapolis Colts, 2016, Tennessee Titans.
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DE-LB 2003-2016 Indianapolis Colts.
Verdict: Eventually, but not in first go-round
Steve Smith Sr.
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WR – 2001-2013 Carolina Panthers, 2014-16 Baltimore Ravens.
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LB-DE – 2005-2013 Dallas Cowboys, 2014-16 Denver Broncos.
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2004-2014 New England Patriots, 2015-16 Houston Texans.