Tim Brown was among five of the 15 modern era players who failed to survive the first cut as selectors put together the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2010.
Also missing out was wide receiver Cris Carter, San Diego Chargers and Arizona Cardinals coach Don Coryell, running back Roger Craig and defensive end Charles Haley.
The 10 candidates will be whittled to five, with those five needing 80 percent, or at least 36 of the 44 votes on a yes-no basis.
The surviving modern era candidates are center Dermontti Dawson, defensive end Richard Dent, guard Russ Grimm, linebacker Rickey Jackson, defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy, defensive tackle John Randle, wide receiver Andre Reed, tight end Shannon Sharpe, and the two slam-dunk candidates, wide receiver Jerry Rice and running back Emmitt Smith.
More to come . . .