The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced plans for an expanded class of inductees in 2020 by approving a proposal to put together a group of 15 candidates for selection in addition to the annual group of modern era nominees.That new group will be made up of 10 seniors candidates Geno Atkins Jersey
, three contributors and two coaches and the entire group must be voted in as a block or none of them will make it.Voting procedures will remain the same for the modern era nominees, who must make several cuts before before selectors meet the day before the Super Bowl to vote for a maximum of five inductees from 15 finalists. Those inductees must get at least 80 percent approval.The Hall announced the 122 nominees who will be in the running for those spots on Thursday. The group, which includes players whose careers ended less than 25 years ago, includes eight first-time nominees. They are Troy Polamalu, Maurice Jones-Drew, Patrick Willis, Justin Smith, John Abraham, Reggie Wayne, Lance Briggs and Josh Cribbs.The group also includes 2018 finalists Steve Atwater, Tony Boselli, Richard Seymour, Isaac Bruce, Edgerrin James, Alan Faneca, Steve Hutchinson and John Lynch.The entire list of nominees, which will be cut to 25 in November and 15 in January, is below:QUARTERBACKs — Randall Cunningham, Jake Delhomme, Boomer Esiason, Jeff Garcia, Jeff Hostetler, Dave Krieg, Donovan McNabbRUNNING BACKS — Shaun Alexander, Mike Alstott, Tiki Barber, Earnest Byner, Larry Centers Michael Jordan Jersey 2019
, Corey Dillon, Eddie George, Priest Holmes, Edgerrin James, Daryl Johnston, Thomas Jones, Maurice Jones-Drew, Eric Metcalf, Lorenzo Neal, Clinton Portis, Fred Taylor, Herschel Walker, Chris Warren, Ricky WattersWIDE RECEIVERS — Isaac Bruce, Gary Clark, Donald Driver, Henry Ellard, Torry Holt, Chad Johnson, Derrick Mason, Muhsin Muhammad, Jimmy Smith, Rod Smith, Hines Ward, Reggie WayneTIGHT ENDS — Dallas Clark, Ben Coates, Keith Jackson, Brent Jones Michael Jordan Jersey Womens
, Jeremy Shockey, Wesley WallsOFFENSIVE LINEMEN — Willie Anderson, Matt Birk, Tony Boselli, Lomas Brown, Ray Donaldson, Alan Faneca, Kevin Gogan, Jordan Gross, Chris Hinton, Kent Hull, Steve Hutchinson, Lincoln Kennedy, Olin Kreutz, Chris Samuels, Jeff Saturday, Brian Waters, Richmond Webb, Erik Williams, Steve WisniewskiDEFENSIVE LINEMEN — John Abraham, La’Roi Glover, Casey Hampton, Chester McGlockton, Leslie O’Neal, Simeon Rice, Richard Seymour, Justin Smith, Neil Smith Youth Michael Jordan Jersey
, Greg Townsend, Bryant YoungLINEBACKERS — Carl Banks, Cornelius Bennett, Lance Briggs, Tedy Bruschi, James Farrior, London Fletcher, Seth Joyner, Wilber Marshall, Clay Matthews, Willie McGinest, Sam Mills, Chris Spielman, Takeo Spikes, Darryl Talley, Zach Thomas, Jessie Tuggle, Patrick WillisDEFENSIVE BACKS — Eric Allen, Steve Atwater, Ronde Barber, LeRoy Butler, Nick Collins, Merton Hanks, Rodney Harrison, Albert Lewis, John Lynch, Terry McDaniel, Tim McDonald White Michael Jordan Jersey
, Troy Polamalu, Bob Sanders, Troy Vincent, Darren WoodsonKICKERS — David Akers, Gary Anderson, Jason Elam, Jason Hanson, Ryan Longwell, Nick Lowery,PUNTERS — Reggie Roby, Rohn Stark, Matt Turk, Sean Landeta, Jeff FeaglesSPECIAL TEAMS — Johnny Bailey, Josh Cribbs, Mel Gray, Brian Mitchell, Steve Tasker The Bengals were hoping A.J. Green would be ready for training camp, and they’re actually getting a sneak preview this week.According to Geoff Hobson of the team’s official website, Green is planning to do individual drills with the other receivers and quarterbacks this week during minicamp.He hasn’t participated thus far in the offseason after toe surgery, with his work limited to catching passes from Nick Cosgray of the team’s athletic training staff.“I’ve run routes with Nick and I’ve caught some balls with the quarterbacks after a couple of practices,” Green said. “I’ve been doing the same thing, it’s just good to get back on the field with everyone and get off the rehab field. . . .“Everybody says it should be back to normal and it feels good. No setbacks. Nothing. No soreness after I run. It just feels good. It’s a good thing I just got it fixed. If I finished the season, I would have had to get it fixed anyway. It’s good to get back in the swing and get ready for training camp.”The Bengals have been installing a new offense (and a new culture) under new coach Zac Taylor, and Green should be a big part of it.