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Horse Tracks: Ten Broncos nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame

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It was announced last night that 10 former Denver Broncos players and coaches have been nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Those players are running back Terrell Davis, running back Clinton Portis, wide receiver Rod Smith, guard Mark Schlereth, center Tom Nalen, safety John Lynch, kicker Jason Elam, Head Coach Dan Reeves, safety Steve Atwater, and linebacker Karl Mecklenberg.

Also being nominated are former Denver Broncos Simeon Rice and cornerback Ty Law.

Running back Terrell Davis and safety John Lynch were finalist to be inducted into the 2015 Hall Of Fame Class. It would be safe to assume that both these players have the best shot to be inducted into the 2016 class.

The next step in the process will be reducing the field down to 25 nominees. That is expected to happen sometime in October. Hopefully a handful of Broncos remain.

I'm rooting for all 10 of these players, but I'm really rooting for center Tom Nalen to be inducted. That would be one fun and interesting speech to listen too.

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