In 15 seasons in Buffalo, Reed made seven Pro Bowls and led the Bills in receiving yards in each of their AFC championship seasons (1990-1993). He finished his NFL career with 951 receptions for 13,198 yards and 87 touchdowns.
This is the eighth consecutive season that Reed has been named a finalist for election. His chances of making the cut this year are a toss-up; Reed faces competition from a strong class of first-year eligible players, including another wide receiver, Marvin Harrison. Former Oakland Raiders receiver Tim Brown, who is in his fifth season of eligibility, is also a finalist.
The Class of 2014 will be selected Feb. 1, the day before the Super Bowl.