Bob Sanders, Edgerrin James among 2017 HOF nominees

Indianapolis Colts safety Bob Sanders (21) in action during an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009 at  in Indianapolis . (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Indianapolis Colts safety Bob Sanders (21) in action during an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009 at in Indianapolis . (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — LaDainian Tomlinson, Hines Ward and Brian Dawkins are among the 94 players and coaches nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2017.

Joining those first-time eligible nominees are Jason Taylor, Donovan McNabb, Chad Johnson, Olin Kreutz, Joey Porter, Derrick Mason and Bob Sanders.

Already chosen to be discussed by the voting panel the day before the Super Bowl next February are senior finalist Kenny Easley and contributor finalists Jerry Jones and Paul Tagliabue.

Among the 2016 finalists back on the ballot are Kurt Warner, Terrell Davis, Edgerrin James, Terrell Owens, Joe Jacoby, Alan Faneca, Morten Andersen, Steve Atwater, John Lynch and coach Don Coryell.

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