Tedy Bruschi, Richard Seymour, Ben Coates among ex-Patriots nominated for Hall of Fame

Tedy Bruschi, Richard Seymour, Ben Coates among ex-Patriots nominated for Hall of Fame

Richard Seymour, Tedy Bruschi, Ben Coates, Corey Dillon, Willie McGinest, and Rodney Harrison were among the notable former Patriots who are part of the 122-member list of modern-era player nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020, it was announced Thursday.

Among the group of former New England players, Seymour may have the best chance at making it — the defensive lineman was a finalist last year, but just missed out. In his 12-year careeer, Seymour had 57.5 sacks while filling multiple roles along New England’s defensive front. Last year, Bill Belichick wrote a letter to the selection committee advocating for Seymour to land a spot in Canton, praising his rare combination of size, strength and athletcism.

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A three-time Super Bowl champion and three-time All-Pro, Seymour is part of a group of eight finalists from 2018 who missed the cut but are set to go through the process again: Seymour, Steve Atwater, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Edgerrin James, Alan Faneca, Steve Hutchinson and John Lynch.

Published at Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:47:08 +0000