The Pro Football Hall of Fame exposed 28 modern-era semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 2023 class, and 2 previous Washington stars made it.
Linebacker London Fletcher and pass receiver Henry Ellard were amongst the 28 gamers, which was trimmed from 129 gamers on Tuesday.
Fletcher signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted totally free representative from John Carroll University in 1998. Fletcher invested 4 seasons with the Rams prior to signing with Buffalo, where he invested the next 5 years of his profession. Fletcher signed with Washington as a totally free representative in 2007 and played 7 seasons in the burgundy and gold.
In 16 NFL seasons, Fletcher played in 256 video games and tape-recorded 2,039 takes on, 39 sacks, 109 takes on for loss, 19 required fumbles, 23 interceptions, 12 fumble healings and 3 goals. He appeared in 4 Pro Bowls [all with Washington], was a two-time second-team All-Pro, remains in Washington’s Ring of Fame, and is likewise among the franchise’s 90 biggest gamers. Fletcher is presently a radio expert for the Washington Commanders.
Fletcher’s numbers competing Ray Lewis, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018 — his very first year of eligibility.
Fletcher was a peaceful leader throughout his profession, while Lewis was more demonstrative. Fletcher belongs in the Hall of Fame.
Ellard delighted in a 16-year NFL profession, the very first 11 of which were invested with the Los Angeles Rams. Ellard signed with Washington in 1994 and delighted in 3 successive 1,000-yard seasons. Overall, he invested 5 seasons in Washington, completing his profession with the New England Patriots in 1998.
Ellard captured 814 passes for 13,777 backyards, with 65 goals. In 5 seasons with Washington, Ellard had 216 receptions for 3,930 backyards and 17 goals. Ellard had a great profession and set up exceptional numbers in spite of having fun with a myriad of quarterbacks.
Here is the total list of semifinalists.
Story initially appeared on Commanders Wire