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18 former Redskins among Pro Football Hall of Fame candidates

The eligible modern-era candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013 includes 18 former members of the Washington Redskins.

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The Washington Redskins franchise had 18 of its former players, coaches and contributors named as eligible modern-era candidates on Thursday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013.

Some notable eligible offensive players who spent time with the Redskins include running backs Larry Centers, who played with the team from 1999-2000, Stephen Davis, a staple of Washington's offense between 1996-2002, Brian Mitchell, who played for the Redskins from 1990-99 and Gerald Riggs, who spent 1989-1991 in Washington.

Additionally, among the eligible wide receivers were Gary Clark, who played with the Redskins between 1985-1992 and Keenan McCardell, who had two stints in 1991 and 2007 in Washington. Offensive tackle Joe Jacoby, who was with the team between 1981-1993, is also on the list.

Previous members of the Washington defense include defensive ends Dexter Manley (1981-89) and Charles Mann (1983-1993), as well as linebacker Ken Harvey (1994-98) and cornerback Troy Vincent (2006).

Head coach Marty Schottenheimer, who led the Redskins in 2001, is also eligible, as is long-time owner of the franchise, Jack Kent Cooke, who held the position from 1974-1997.

The complete list of candidates can be viewed here.