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St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner gets a congratulatory kiss from his wife, Brenda, after the Rams defeated the Carolina Panthers 35-10 Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999 at the Trans World Dome in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
Southern California All-American linebacker Junior Seau, right, and coach Larry Smith are seen at a news conference in Los Angeles, Ca., on Feb. 8, 1990. Seau announced that he will skip his final year of college eligibility to enter the NFL draft. The NFL must grant its approval for Seau, a junior, to participate. (AP Photo/Doug Sheridan)
CLEVELAND, OH - CIRCA 1989: Al 'Bubba' Baker of the Cleveland Browns circa 1989 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Pete J.Groh/Sporting News via Getty Images)
SEATTLE - JANUARY 05: Running back Shaun Alexander #37 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after the Seahawks defeated the Washington Redskins 35-14 during the NFC Wild Card game at Qwest Field on January 5, 2008 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
30 Sep 2001: Eric Allen #21 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on from the field during the game against the Oakland Raiders at the Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Raiders defeated the Seahawks 38-14.Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 4: Morten Andersen #5 of the Atlanta Falcons connects on this game winning field goal against the San Francisco 49ers at Georgia Dome on November 4, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta defeated San Francisco 20-16. (Photo by Rex Brown/Getty Images)
Tennessee Titans kicker Gary Anderson follows through on an extra point against the Denver Broncos Saturday December 25, 2004 at The Coliseum in Nashville, Tennessee.The Broncos defeated the Titans 37 to 16. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Willie Anderson during game against the Oakland Raiders at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio on Sunday, December 10, 2006. The Bengals defeated the Raiders, 27-10. (Photo by Kirby Lee/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - CIRCA 1991: Running back Otis Anderson #24 of the New York Giants streches before an NFL football game at Giant Stadium circa 1991 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Anderson played for the Cardinals from 1986-92. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
9 Nov 1997: Safety Steve Atwater of the Denver Broncos runs with the ball during a game against the Carolina Panthers at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos won the game 34-0. Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr /Allsport
NFC Giants running back Tiki Barber (21), who is retiring from professional football, greets AFC Oakland defensive end Derrick Burgess after the Pro Bowl football game at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007. The AFC won, 31-28. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
New York Giants' Mark Bavaro makes the sign of the cross in Pasadena, California, Jan. 26, 1987, after touchdown in the 3rd quarters in Super Bowl XXI, against the Denver Broncos, the NY Giants defeated the Broncos 39-20. (AP Photo/R. Koe)
New York Giants Doug Riesebberg (72), left, grabs Buffalo Bills Cornelius Bennett (97) as he gets a hand in the face as tensions rise during Super Bowl XXV in Tampa Sunday, Jan. 27, 1991. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)
Pittsburgh Steelers Jerome Bettis (36) runs past New York Giants' Fred Robbins in the second half Saturday Dec. 18, 2004 at Giant Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Bettis rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown as the Steelers won the game 33-30. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Jacksonville Jaguars tackle Tony Boselli (71) talks with coach Tom Coughlin on the sidelines during the Jaguars' 27-7 win over the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
WASHINGTON, DC - CIRCA 1993: Jeff Bostic #53 of the Washington Redskins circa 1993 in Washington, DC. Bostic played for the Redskins from 1980-93. (Photo by Bill Setliff/Sporting News via Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Tim Brown (81) pulls in a pass in front of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Ken Lucas during their game Sunday Sept. 19, 2004 in Tampa, Fla. Brown is eager to hear the roar from the Black Hole one more time. The former Raiders receiver will get that opportunity when his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, visits Oakland Sunday night. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
New York Giants offensive tackle Lomas Brown, left, works against Cedric Jones during training camp drills, Monday, July 24, 2000 in Albany, N.Y. Brown is a sixteen year veteran originally drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1985. (AP Photo/Dave Oxford)
PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 13: Defensive lineman Jerome Brown #99 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on from the sideline during a game against the New Orleans Saints at Veterans Stadium on October 13, 1991 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 15: Safety Joey Browner #47 of the Minnesota Vikings gets ready for the ball to be snapped during a NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa Stadium on September 15, 1985 in Tampa, Florida. The Vikings won 31 to 16. (Photo by Michael J. Minardi/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMEBR 29: Issac Bruce #80 of the St. Louis Rams during a NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 29, 1995 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
New England Patriots' Teddy Bruschi grimaces after getting injured during the first quarter against the New York Jets during NFL football Monday night, Dec. 26, 2005, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Member of the Washington Redskins, from left, Gerald Riggs (37), Ricky Sanders (83), Gary Clark (84) and Terry Orr (89) celebrate after Clark caught a Mark Rypien pass for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions in the third quarter of the NFC Championship at RFK Stadium in Washington on Sunday, Jan. 12, 1992. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
Don Coryell, coach of the St. Louis Cardinals football team, is shown in 1973. (AP Photo)
Chicago Bears Offensive Coordinator Ed Hughes, right, speaks with Jim Covert (74) during practice in Lake Forest, Illinois on Nov. 2, 1988. Hughes may become interim head coach for the Bears’ while head coach Mike Ditka recovers from a mild heart attack he suffered on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mark Elias)
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher places a miniature Super Bowl trophy on the podium that he was presented top him by Steelers chairman Dan Rooney before announcing that he is stepping down as Steelers head coach after 15 years, Friday, Jan. 5, 2007 in Pittsburgh . (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Joe Montana, center, holds a football as he poses for pictures with running back Roger Craig, left, and fullback Tom Rathman during Super Bowl Media Day, Jan. 17, 1989, in Miami. The 49ers will be playing in Super Bowl XXIII against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Jan. 22, 1989. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Randall Cunningham looks downfield against the Detroit Lions in the fourth quarter at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich., Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998. Cunningham threw two touchdown passes and the Vikings reeled off 17 consecutive points in the third quarter to remain undefeated with a 34-13 victory over the Lions. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Washington Redskins Stephen Davis (48) is stopped on the goal line by St. Louis Rams Kevin Carter (93), Lorenzo Styles (51) and Robert Jones (55) during second half action at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium in Landover, Md. Sunday Nov. 30, 1997. The Redskins lost to the Rams 23-20. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis seeks relief from the heat as he reaches for a cup of water during a break in drills at the Broncos' training camp in Greeley, Colo., Tuesday, July 31, 2001. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy, left, is greeted by defensive end Dwight Freeney (93) after Dungy was honored during a ceremony of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. Dungy was inducted into the Colts Ring of Honor. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Atlanta Falcons kicker Jason Elam kicks a field goal during their NFL preseason football game against the Baltimore Ravens at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
The Washington Redskins' Henry Ellard (85) beats Arizona Cardinals defensive back Brent Alexander into the end zone for a touchdown during the first quarter of their NFL game Sunday, Oct. 15, 1995 in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Jeff Robbins)
**FILE**Oakland Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon passes in front of a San Francisco 49ers player in the first quarter during their exhibition game, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, in San Francisco.Oakland Gannon is leaving the NFL after missing most of last season with a broken vertebra in his neck. The 39-year-old says he's ready to move to the TV booth after playing 18 seasons in the league. The official announcement will come this afternoon at a news conference at the team's training facility. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)
Washington Redskins defensive a tackle Tim Johnson (78) and a host of Atlanta Falcons guard Bill Fralic (79) and running back Pat Chaffey (28) watch the ball fly after Falcons running back Track Johnson fumbled during second quarter NFL Divisional playoff action, Saturday Jan. 4, 1992 at RFK stadium in Washington. (AP Photo/Joe Marquette)
Tom Flores, head coach of the Los Angeles Raiders, is shown during a game in 1983. Exact date and location are unknown. (AP Photo)
Buffalo Bills' wide receiver Andre Reed is upended by Dallas Cowboys' strong safety Thomas Everett after a 13-yard reception in the third quarter of the Super Bowl, Sunday, January 31, 1993 in Pasadena. Dallas won 52-17. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George looks on during the fourth quarter as the New York Jets run out the clock in the Titans 24-17 loss, Monday night, Dec. 1, 2003, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Kevin Greene gives a thumbs up Sunday, Jan. 28, 1996, in Sun Devil Stadium before taking on the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Hans Deryk)
Oakland Raiders running back Kenny King (33) carries the ball while Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Carl Hairston (78) gives chase during Super Bowl XV, a 27-10 Raiders victory on January 25, 1981, at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Nate Fine/Getty Images)
TEMPE, AZ - JANUARY 28: Charles Haley #94 of the Dallas Cowboys rushes up against Leon Searcy #72 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during Super Bowl XXX on January 28, 1996 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Cowboys won the Super Bowl 27-17. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 03: Safety Rodney Harrison #of the New England Patriots waits on the field before taking on the New York Giants during Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 02: Marvin Harrison #88 of the Indianapolis Colts looks on against the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 2, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 14: Ken Harvey #57 of the Washington Redskins looks on before a NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals on September 14, 1997 at RFK Stadium in Washington DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
20 Sep 1992: Offensive lineman Jay Hilgenberg of the Cleveland Browns looks on during a game against the Los Angeles Raiders at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns won the game, 28-16.
SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 23: Guard Chris Hinton #71 of the Atlanta Falcons runs to the field during a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on September 23, 1990 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won 19-13. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
OAKLAND - OCTOBER 21: Running back Priest Holmes #31 of the Kansas City Chiefs heads downfield during a game against the Oakland Raiders at McAfee Coliseum October 21, 2007 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Greg Trott/Getty Images)
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren answers questions during a news conference at the NFL football team's practice facility in Berea, Ohio Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Holmgren will retire at the end of the season as new owner Jimmy Haslam and his hand-picked president Joe Banner take over. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
St. Louis Rams' Tory Holt (88) celebrates after scoring on a 45-touchdown yard pass from quaterback Kurt Warner during the fourth quater against the Miami Dolphins at the America's Center in St. Louis, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001. The Rams defeated the Dolphins, 42-10. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 1994, file photo, Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly talks with center Kent Hull, left, and backup quarterback Frank Reich during NFL football practice in Atlanta. Hull, who served as Hall of Fame quarterback Kelly's center during the Bills' AFC title years in the early 1990s, has died. He was 50. Mississippi State, where Hull played his college ball, announced he passed away on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 18, 2011. The cause of death was not immediately known. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)
Washington Redskins' Joe Jacoby (66) butts heads at the line with Bills Leon Seals during Super Bowl XXVI against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 27, 1992 in Minneapolis. The 310 pound offensive tackle is one of the players responsible for the Redskins successful 1991 season and Super XXVI victory over the Bills. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)
TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01: Running back Edgerrin James #32 of the Arizona Cardinals is tackled by the Pittsburgh Steelers during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI - AUGUST 13: Jon Jansen #76 of the Washington Redskins watches from the sideline against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on August 13, 2006 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Redskins 19-3. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson watches the final seconds tick off the clock in their 21-10 loss to the Washington Redskins Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. (AP Photo) <%% 0 PICTURE_OK HEADER_OK 2 1 %%>
IRVING, TX - JANUARY 7: Fullback Darryl Johnston #48 of the Dallas Cowboys runs upfield against the Philadelphia Eagles at Texas Stadium in the 1995 NFC Divisional Playoff Game on January 7, 1996 in Irving, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles 30-11. (Photo by Joseph Patronite/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 4: Jevon Kearse #90 of the Tennessee Titans during a NFL game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 4,2009 at Municipal Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Michael DeHoog/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 13: Mike Kenn #78 of the Atlanta Falcons looks on before a NFL football game against the Washington Redskins on September 13, 1992 at RFK Stadium in Washington DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
12-9-1988; (Special for Denver post; Auth.ED.John Hebersly); (SE7-Dec.8) Special--Coach Chuck Knox of the Seattle Seahawks turned his hat around to demonstrate blocking to a group of players during the NFL squad's training camp last year. (AP Lasercolor) (gds51527stf/gds)1988 (file photo dated July 22,1987); Knox, Chuck (Photo By The Denver Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 30: Jim Lachey #79 of the Washington Redskins looks on during an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills on December 30, 1990 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: New York Giants' Sean Landeta #5 celebrates with Bart Oates #65 after defeating the Buffalo Bills during Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium on January 27, 1991 in Tampa Bay, Florida. The Giants defeated the Bills 20-19. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 30: Cornerback Ty Law #24 of the Kansas Chiefs in pregame against the New York Jets at Giants Stadium, The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey on December 30, 2007. Jets beat the Chiefs, 13-10, in overtime. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)
DETROIT - NOVEMBER 22: Jamal Lewis #31 of the Cleveland Browns runs with the football against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 22, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Browns 38-37. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 22: Cornerback Albert Lewis #29 of the Oakland Raiders looks on during the game aganst the Indianapolis Colts at the Oakland/Alameda County Coliseum on October 22, 1995 in Oakland, California. The Raiders won 30-17. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
24 Dec 1995: Kicker Nick Lowery of the New York Jets looks on during a game against the New Orleans Saints at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Saints won the game, 12-0. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneeers teammates John Lynch of the Denver Broncos (47) and Warren Sapp of the Oakland Raiders (99) visit after game at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. on Sunday, November 12, 2006. (Photo by Kirby Lee/NFLPhotoLibrary)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JANUARY 31: Dexter Manley #72 of the Washington Redskins handing off during Super Bowl XXII against the Denver Broncos on January 31, 1988 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Charles Mann #71 of the Redskins looks on from the sidelines against the Los Angeles Rams during an NFL football game November 21, 1993 at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California. Mann played for the Redskins from 1983-93. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mark Clayton (83) looks to his right to discover Cleveland Browns defenders Chris Rockins (37), Clay Mathews (57) and Anthony Griggs on a long gain in the second quarter of their game in Cleveland, Nov. 10, 1986. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
NFL player Kevin Mawae greets fans during the 2010 Pro Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 31, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/WireImage)
PHOENIX - OCTOBER 8: Mark May #73 of the Washington Redskins looks on from the bench during the game against the Phoenix Cardinals at Sun Devil Stadium on October 8, 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Redskins won 30-28. (Photo by: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
13 Nov 1994: Cornerback Terry McDaniel of the Oakland Raiders stands on the sidelines during a game against the St. Louis Rams at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Raiders won the game 20-17.
San Francisco 49ers' safety Tim McDonald (46), celebrates a first quarter interception from New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms, Saturday, Jan. 15, 1994, during the 49ers' NFC divisional playoffs at San Francisco's Candlestick Park. Joining the celebration is 49ers cornerback Eric Davis. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Cleveland Browns linebacker Willie McGinest takes a break on the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, in Cleveland. The temperature at game time was in the mid-teens with the wind chill well below zero. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka is carried off the field by Steve McMichael, left, and William Perry after the Bears win Super Bowl XX in New Orleans, La., on Jan. 26, 1986. The Bears' Willie Gault (83) and Maury Buford (8) join in celebrating their 46-10 victory over the New England Patriots. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)
CLEVELAND - NOVEMBER 7: Linebacker Karl Mecklenburg of the Denver Broncos looks on from the sideline during a game against the Cleveland Browns at Municipal Stadium on November 7, 1993 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 17: Matt Millen #54 of the San Francisco 49ers watches the action from the sidelines against the Buffalo Bills during an NFL football game at Candlestick Park December 17, 1989 in San Francisco, California. Millen played for the 49ers from 1989-90. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 03: Linebacker Sam Mills #51 of the New Orleans Saints stops wide receiver Fred Barnett #86 of the Philadelphia Eagles at the Superdome in the 1992 NFC Wild Card Game on January 3, 1993 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Eagles defeated the Saints 36-20. (Photo by Joseph Patronite/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 7, 1984: Safety Don Rogers #20, and cornerback Frank Minnifield #31 of the Cleveland Browns walk on the sidelines during a game against New England Patriots on Sunday October 7, 1984 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. New England won 17-16. (Photo by: Paul Tepley/Diamond Images/Getty Images)
Philadelphia Eagles' Brian Mitchell (30) tries to fight off the tackle by St. Louis Rams safety Adam Archuleta (31) in the second half of the NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
Denver Broncos center Tom Nalen calls for a ball as he warms up before taking part in quarterback camp on Thursday, May 29, 2008, at the team's headquarters in southeast Denver. The Broncos will continue to work with players when a rookies' camp is convened next week before the team's actual minicamp, scheduled for mid-June. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Dallas Cowboys offensive guards Nate Newton (61) and Frank Cornish (68) bump fists as they walk onto the practice field in Suwanee, Ga., Jan. 28, 1994. This will be the last full practice before their Super Bowl XXVII against the Buffalo Bills. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin)
Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Reeves gestures from the sideline during the divisional playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pa., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)
WASHINGTON DC , JANUARY 12: Redskins defensive coordinator Richie Pettibon, center, talks with his linebacker Andre Collins, left, and Wilbur Marshall, right, during the Washington Redskins defeat of the Detroit Lions 41 - 10 in the NFC finals at RFK Stadium in Washington DC, January 12,1992. (Photo by Nancy Andrews/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 25, 1962: Head coach Buddy Parker of the Pittsburgh Steelers watches the action from the sidelines during a game on November 25, 1962 against the Cleveland Browns at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by: Tony Tomsic/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 12: Orlando Pace #76 of the Chicago Bears looks on from the bench in the second half against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on November 12, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
1 Oct 2000: LeRoy Butler #36 of the Green Bay Packers walks on the field during the game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Bears defeated the Packers 27-24.Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport
Coach Lou Saban, left, who failed to produce a winning season in four years with the Denver Broncos and is facing a 2-6-1 mark this season, stepped down as head coach of the National Football League team on Nov. 17, 1971 in Denver, Colorado. He will stay as general manager, however. Named as acting head coach is offensive line coach Jerry Smith, right, a long-time Saban associate. (AP Photo)
** FILE ** In this Aug. 7, 2008 file photo, Washington Redskins tackle Chris Samuels during football training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. As if four losses in five games weren't bad-enough news for the Washington Redskins, they learned Monday that Pro Bowl left tackle Samuels is done for the season with an arm injury. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Denver Broncos offensive lineman Mark Schlereth stretches as players warm up before practice at he team's headquarters in Denver, Colo., Dec. 3, 1998. The unbeaten Broncos are preparing to put thier record on the line when they host the Kansas City Chiefs in Denver's Mile High Stadium on Sunday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
San Diego Chargers' head coach Marty Schottenheimer smiles as he answers a question at a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, in San Diego, to announce that he would remain as the Chargers head coach for the 2007 season. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Sterling Sharpe (84) heads for the end zone after pulling in a 30-yard Brett Favre touchdown during the Packers game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tampa Stadium, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 24, 1993. Sharpe had 147 receiving yards and four touchdowns as the Packers defeated the Bucs 37-14. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Clark Shaughnessy, new football coach and athletic director in College Park, Md., on April 10, 1942, went over the Maryland “Terps” 1942 football schedule. Father of the famed “T” formation, Shaughnessy comes to Maryland from Stanford University. (AP Photo)
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 10: Guard Will Shields #68 of the Kansas City Chiefs gets ready to block in a game against the Baltimore Ravens at Arrowhead Stadium on December 10, 2006 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Tim Umphrey/Getty Images)
Houston Oilers' Mike Rozier (30) goes flipping for two yards in the first quarter of the NFL game at Houston, Nov. 19, 1989. Los Angeles Raiders' Greg Townsend (93) watches the flip along with teammate Scott Davies (70). (AP Photo/Gaylon Wampler)
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Zach Thomas (55) during NFL training camp, Saturday, July 26, 2008, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Philadelphia Eagles tackle Tra Thomas, recovering from blood clots in his left leg, works out by himself at training camp in Bethlehem, Pa., Friday, Aug. 5, 2005. (AP Photo/Bradley C Bower)
COLUMBUS, OH - 1988: Chris Speilman #36 of the Ohio State University Buckeyes plays during a game circa 1988 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Ohio State/Collegiate Images/Getty Images)
** FILE ** Tampa Bay Buccaneers fullback Mike Alstott (40) picks up a second quarter first down in front of Washington Redskins' Shawn Springs (24) during an NFL football game in this Nov. 19, 2006 file photo, in Tampa, Fla. The Buccaneers placed Alstott, a six-time Pro Bowler, on injured reserve on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, with a neck problem that he said was not related to a career-threatening injury that required surgery in 2003. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Football: Buffalo Bills Darryl Talley #56 victorious during game vs Miami Dolphins. (Photo by Joe Traver/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO. - DECEMBER 10: St. Louis Rams defender Keith Lyle (L) tries but can't stop Buffalo Bills receiver Steve Tasker from catching a six-yard pass from Bills quarterback Jim Kelly for a touchdown in the third quarter of their 10 December game against the Rams in St. Louis. Buffalo won 45-27. AFP PHOTO/Peter NEWCOMB (Photo credit should read PETER NEWCOMB/AFP/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos wide receiver Rod Smith heads down the practice field at the Broncos' training headquarters in Denver on Monday, Oct. 2, 2006. Smith, who earned his third trip to the pro Bowl last season, is off to one of the slowest starts of his 12-year career and has been supplanted by Javon Walker as quarterback Jake Plummer's go-to receiver in the Mile High City. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2005, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Jimmy Smith makes a catch against the Indianapolis Colts in Jacksonville, Fla. Authorities say Smith, who is retired from the NFL, was pulled over and found with crack cocaine and marijuana in his car Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in Jacksonville. (AP Photo/Phil Coale, File)
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson (14) is caught by several Buffalo Bills defenders, including Sherman White (83) and Fred Smerlas (76), in the second half of AFC Playoff game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 1982, Cincinnati, Oh. (AP Photo)
Former NFL quarterback Phil Simms participates in the DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl at Progress Energy Park, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 23: Bryant Young #97 of the San Francisco 49ers waves to the fans in his last career home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during an NFL game at Monster Park on December 23, 2007 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
15 Nov 1998: Darren Woodson #28 of the Dallas Cowboys gets ready to move during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Cowboys defeated the Cardinals 35-28. Mandatory Credit: Elsa Hasch /Allsport
15 Sep 1996: Offensive lineman Steve Wisniewski of the Oakland Raiders looks on during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Raiders won the game, 17-3. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn
San Francisco 49ers' running back Ricky Watters breaks out in a grin on the bench, Saturday, Jan.15, 1994, as the clock wound down in the NFC divisional playoff against the New York Giants at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Watters set an NFL playoff record with five touchdowns in their 44-3 win. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan)
HONOLULU, HI- FEBRUARY 4: Buffalo Bills nose tackle Ted Washington #92 of the AFC walks on the field prior to playing against the NFC in the 2001 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on February 4, 2001 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The AFC defeated the NFC 38-17. (Photo by Martin Morrow/Getty Images)
14 Nov 1999: Troy Vincent #23 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates on the field during a game against the Washington Redskins at the Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Redskins 35-28. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport
Dallas Cowboys' Tommie Agee grabs for Philadelphia Eagles' Herschel Walker (34) in the first quarter in Irving, Texas, Dec. 6, 1993. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Earnest Gray (83), a New York Giants wide receiver grabs a pass from quarterback Phil Simms during the second period in Texas Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 5, 1984. Everson Wall (24) of the Cowboys was unable to prevent the 18 yard pass completion to the sidelines. The Giants beat Dallas 19-7. (AP Photo/DGB)
IN THIS IMAGE DISTRIBUTED BY AP IMAGES FOR NFLPA - National team head coach Dick Vermeil speaks to his players before the start of the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at the Stub Hub Center on Saturday, January 18, 2014, in Carson, Calif. (Ric Tapia/AP Images for NFLPA)


Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Also nominated for the class of 2015 in their first year of eligibility are receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, tackle Orlando Pace, and placekicker Jason Elam.

A total of 99 players and 14 coaches comprise the 113 nominees. A modern-era player or coach must be retired at least five consecutive seasons to be eligible.

The selection committee will choose 25 candidates as semifinalists in late November. That list will be reduced to 15 modern-era finalists in early January. The 2015 class will be voted on the day before the Super Bowl.

One senior committee nominee, former Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff, also will be on the ballot.

Between four and eight new members will be selected. Inductions will be in August at Canton, Ohio, site of the Hall of Fame.

Some other familiar names who have been nominated are running back Jerome Bettis, receivers Tim Brown and Marvin Harrison, guard Will Shields, defensive end/linebackers Charles Haley and Kevin Greene, safety John Lynch, and placekicker Morten Andersen. All were finalists in 2014.

Coaches Tony Dungy, a finalist last January, Bill Cowher, Don Coryell and Mike Holmgren also are among the 2015 nominees.

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