Moss among former Patriots on initial 2018 Hall of Fame nominee list

CANTON, Ohio — Former Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss, who most expect to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer, headlines a list of 108 players who are on the initial nomination list for the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.

Moss, who played in New England from 2007-2010, caught 982 passes for 15,292 yards over the course of his career. He finished with the San Francisco 49ers in 2012, playing in Super Bowl XLVII against the Ravens.

Other former Patriots on the list of 108, with the years they played in New England:

Corey Dillon (2004-06): Rushed for 11,241 yards, including 1,635 in 2004 as Pats won Super Bowl XXXIX
Fred Taylor (2009-10): Rushed for 11,695 yards, including 424 in two seasons with Patriots
Chad Johnson (2011): 751 receptions and 10,783 receiving yards in 11 seasons, caught 15 passes for Patriots
Ben Coates (1991-2000): 499 receptions and 5,555 receiving yards in 10 seasons with the Patriots
Richard Seymour (2001-08): 496 tackles, 57.5 sacks in 12 NFL seasons, eight with Patriots - three-time Super Bowl champion
Tedy Bruschi (1996-2008): 1065 tackles, 30.5 sacks in 13 NFL seasons, all with Patriots - three-time Super Bowl champion
Willie McGinest (1994-2005): 798 tackles, 86 sacks in 15 NFL seasons, 12 with Patriots - three-time Super Bowl champion
Ty Law (1995-2004): 53 interceptions, 7 touchdowns in 15 NFL seasons, 10 with Patriots - three-time Super Bowl champion
Rodney Harrison (2003-08): 34 interceptions, 907 tackles in 15 NFL seasons, six with Patriots - two-time Super Bowl champion

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