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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Hall of Fame nominees: AFC North ties

By Jamison Hensley

Ravens offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden is among the eligible first-year nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013.

The complete list of candidates for the Class of 2013 consists of 127 nominees. From that list the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee will choose 25 candidates who will advance as semifinalist nominees. That list will be announced in late November.

A look at the eligible modern-era candidates who have ties to AFC North teams:

RUNNING BACKS -- *Jerome Bettis (Steelers).

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN -- Ogden (Ravens).

LINEBACKERS -- *Kevin Greene (Steelers), Clay Matthews (Browns).

COACHES -- Bill Cowher (Steelers), Marty Schottenheimer (Browns).

CONTRIBUTORS -- Art Modell (Browns, Ravens).

* -- 2012 finalist