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Aug 2, 2013; Canton, OH, USA; General view of the busts of enshrinees at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class announced

A number of leaks and rumors were beginning to surface surrounding the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class, but now we have an official report that has confirmed a total of seven players have been inducted into the Hall of Fame and will have their busts enshrined in Canton.

Seattle Seahawks tackle Walter Jones and Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks were among the first-ballot players to earn the honor. The 2014 class was completed with the additions of New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan, Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams cornerback Aeneas Williams and Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed.

Two seniors committee candidates, Oakland Raiders punter Ray Guy and Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Claude Humphrey, were also inducted.

When the list of candidates was cut down to ten, linebacker Kevin Greene, defensive end Charles Haley, running back Jerome Bettis, guard Will Shields and wide receiver Marvin Harrison were the final players to be cut.

While the final players to be cut could be favorites to land in the 2015 Hall of Fame class, they will face some stiff competition from the new first-year eligible players which will include linebacker Junior Seau, quarterback Kurt Warner, wide receivers Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce, offensive tackle Orlando Pace and running back Edgerrin James.

Tags: Andre Reed Arizona Cardinals Atlanta Falcons Buffalo Bills Derrick Brooks Michael Strahan New York Giants NFL Philadelphia Eagles Pro Football Hall Of Fame Seattle Seahawks St. Louis Rams Tampa Bay Buccaneers Walter Jones

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