Brian Dawkins

LT, Taylor, Dawkins, Jones, Tagliabue among hall candidates

It seems that one word is commonly used by candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

LaDainian Tomlinson says it. So does Jason Taylor, and Tony Boselli.

Throw in the rest of the 18 finalists, too.


On Saturday night, at the "NFL Honors" TV show when The Associated Press will announce its NFL individual award winners, the nation will learn who comprises the hall's class of 2017. One guarantee: whether they are in or out, they will be humbled by their inclusion in the process.

"I've never really put myself in their league," says defensive end Jason Taylor, who starred with the Dolphins and made the NFL's All-Decade Team of...