The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its modern-era nominees on Friday, a group of 15 that includes first-year candidates Michael Strahan, Warren Sapp, Larry Allen and Jonathan Ogden.
Three wide receivers are once again among the finalists -- Tim Brown, Cris Carter and Andre Reed. Also in the group are former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., former Browns/Ravens owner Art Modell and former Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Parcells.
Of the final 15, at least four and no more than seven will be chosen for the Hall by the 46-member selection committee. Results are to be announced on Feb. 2, the day before the Super Bowl.
A look at this year's modern-era nominees:
--Larry Allen, guard/tackle: 1994-2005, Dallas Cowboys; 2006-07, San Francisco 49ers.
--Jerome Bettis, running back: 1993-95, Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams; 1996-2005, Pittsburgh Steelers
--Tim Brown, wide receiver/kick returner/punt returner: 1988-2003, Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders; 2004, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
--Cris Carter, wide receiver: 1987-89, Philadelphia Eagles; 1990-2001, Minnesota Vikings; 2002, Miami Dolphins
--Edward DeBartolo, Jr., owner: 1977-2000, San Francisco 49ers
--Kevin Greene, linebacker/defensive end: 1985-1992, Los Angeles Rams; 1993-95, Pittsburgh Steelers; 1996, 1998-99, Carolina Panthers; 1997, San Francisco 49ers