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Fifteen With Redskins Ties Nominees For Pro Football Hall Of Fame

By ZAC BOYER | @ZacBoyer

ASHBURN – Fifteen people with ties to the Washington Redskins have been named to the initial list of modern-era candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013.

Linebacker Ken Harvey, left tackle Joe Jacoby, defensive end Dexter Manley, head coach Marty Schottenheimer and owner Jack Kent Cooke are amongst 127 nominees for the upcoming class. That list will be pared to 25 in November, with between four and seven announced as inductees in February.

Of the 15, only Keenan McCardell, who served as the Redskins’ wide receivers coach the last two seasons, is on the ballot for the first time. Running backs Larry Centers, Stephen Davis, Brian Mitchell and Gerald Riggs are amongst the nominees, as are receivers Gary Clark, Henry Ellard and 2012 finalist Andre Reed, left tackle Jim Lachey, defensive end Charles Mann and general manager Bobby Beathard.

Nominees eligible in their first year include quarterback Steve McNair, running back Priest Holmes, left tackle Jonathan Ogden, defensive tackle Warren Sapp, defensive end Michael Strahan, safety John Lynch and kicker Morten Andersen.

Dave Robinson, a linebacker and kicker who played for Green Bay from 1963-72 and with the Redskins in 1973 and 1974, was selected for induction last month by the Hall of Fame’s Senior Selection Committee.