Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher, Randy Moss among Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists

Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher watches Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck drops back to pass during an August 2011 preseason game in Nashville, Tenn. (AP photo)

Star linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher are among four first-time eligible former players selected among the 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018.

Receiver Randy Moss and guard Steve Hutchinson also made the cut to the finals as first-year eligibles.

They join center Kevin Mawae, tackles Joe Jacoby and Tony Boselli, receivers Isaac Bruce and Terrell Owens, safeties John Lynch and Brian Dawkins, guard Alan Faneca, running back Edgerrin James, cornerbacks Ty Law and Everson Walls for consideration.

The seniors committee has nominated guard Jerry Kramer and linebacker Robert Brazile. The contributor’s nominee is Bobby Beathard, a former general manager and administrator for five franchises. The finalists were announced Tuesday.

Voting by the Hall of Fame selectors will be Feb. 3 in Minneapolis. Inductions will be in August at the Canton, Ohio, shrine.

Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss catches a 34-yard touchdown pass in front of Green Bay Packers cornerback Al Harris during the fourth quarter of an NFC wild-card playoff football game in Green Bay, Wis., in January 2005. Star linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher are among four first-time eligible former players selected in the 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018. Moss and guard Steve Hutchinson also made the cut to the finals as first-year eligibles. (AP photo)

The modern-era finalists were determined by a vote of the selection committee from a list of 108 nominees that was earlier reduced to 27 semifinalists

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