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Tomlinson, J. Taylor, Dawkins are Hall of Fame finalists

January 4, 2017
FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2009, file photo, San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson celebrates his second touchdown during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in San Diego, Calif. Tomlinson is a finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017, the Hall announced Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2009, file photo, San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson celebrates his second touchdown during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in San Diego, Calif. Tomlinson is a finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017, the Hall announced Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

First-year eligibles LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Also making the finals are Morten Andersen, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Terrell Davis, Alan Faneca, Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin Mawae, Terrell Owens and Kurt Warner.

Previously selected as a finalist by the veterans committee is former Seattle safety Kenny Easley.

In the contributors’ category, the nominees are former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

The class of 2017 will be elected on Feb. 4, the day before the Super Bowl in Houston. Inductions will be Aug. 5 in Canton, Ohio.

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