Reggie Wayne, Edgerrin James lead Colts’ contingent for Hall of Fame consideration

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Later they'll announce senior, contributor and coaching candidates for enshrinement into the 2020 Hall of Fame class.

Linebacker Cornelius Bennett spent two seasons in Indy while defensive end Simeon Rice was with the Colts for part of the 2007 season and wideout/kick returner Josh Cribbs was with the team in 2014. He started 163 of 164 games played for the franchise before spending time with the Cardinals, Browns, Giants and Buccaneers.

In his 11-year National Football League career - the first seven of which he spent in Indianapolis - James was named to four Pro Bowls and rushed for 12,246 yards, which ranks 13th on the all-time list. Including his time in Tampa, Lynch recorded 1,054 career tackles, 13.0 sacks, 26 interceptions and 16 forced fumbles. He retired after two seasons in Buffalo after the 1997 season. Spielman was named to four Pro Bowls and one All-Pro team during his time in Detroit.

This is the first year Polamalu is eligible for induction, while Ward has been nominated in the past, reaching the semifinals the past three years.

The Centennial Class of 2020 will be formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the annual Enshrinement Week from August 6-9, 2020, and the Centennial Celebration in Canton on September 16-19, 2020.

The Hall of Fame will trim the list of nominees to 25 semifinalists in November and 15 finalists in early January.

If you'll recall, the Hall of Fame selection committee voted to suspend their by-laws related to class size. Those selected will be formally inducted with ceremonies taking place between August 6-9 and September 16-19 of 2020.

The Centennial Class of 2020 will be formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the annual Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls from August 6-9, 2020 and the Centennial Celebration in Canton on September 16-19, 2020. "The measure is meant to honor the NFL's Centennial Celebration through a special Centennial Class that will be comprised of 20 members in 2020".

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