The Cleveland Browns had three former players named as finalists for the NFL’s All-Time Team.
Two offensive linemen and a tight end are among the group of finalists, which the league revealed Monday.
Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome is among the 12 players in consideration for the five tight end spots.
Hall of Fame guard Joe DeLamielleure and future Hall of Fame tackle Joe Thomas are among the 40 offensive linemen in consideration for 18 spots (seven tackles, seven guards and four centers).
On Tuesday, Thomas was formally inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a Wisconsin Badger.
What an incredible night and what an incredible honor! I’m feeling so lucky to fulfill a dream of being inducted into the CFB HOF as a Wisconsin Badger!! https://t.co/5CUpMHqHud
— Joe Thomas (@joethomas73) December 11, 2019
During his 11-year professional career, Thomas was known for playing 10,363 consecutive snaps.
An injury in 2017 snapped his streak, which is the longest since the NFL began recording snap counts in 1999.
He made the Pro Bowl from 2007-2016.
Newsome led all NFL tight ends in career receptions (662) and receiving yards (7,980) at the time of his retirement after the 1990 season.
DeLamielleure played in 185 consecutive games while playing for the Buffalo Bills (1973-1979 and 1985) and Browns (1980-1984).
He did not miss a game until his 13th and final season.
The NFL Network will announce whether Newsome, DeLamielleure, and Thomas make the All-Time Team at 8 p.m. ET Friday.
The NFL is announcing the 100 All-Time Team to commemorate its 100th season.
10x Pro Bowler ✅
6x 1st-Team All-Pro ✅
Franchise Left Tackle ✅
Will @joethomas73 be named to the #NFL100 All-Time Team?
📺: NFL 100 All-Time Team | FRIDAY (8pm ET) on NFL Network pic.twitter.com/cETSGKJVAB
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) December 11, 2019
Here are the other offensive tackle finalists: Bob “The Boomer” Brown, Roosevelt Brown, Lou Creekmur, Dan Dierdorf, Forrest Gregg, Cal Hubbard, Walter Jones, Ron Mix, Anthony Munoz, Jonathan Ogden, Orlando Pace, Willie Roaf, Art Shell, Bob St. Clair and Ron Yary.
Here are the other offensive guard finalists: Larry Allen, Dan Fortmann, John Hannah, Jerry Kramer, Larry Little, Tom Mack, Bruce Matthews, Randall McDaniel, Mike Michalske, Mike Munchak, Jim Parker, Will Shields, Dick Stanfel and Gene Upshaw.
Here are the other center finalists: Dermontti Dawson, Mel Hein, Jim Langer, Jim Otto, Jim Ringo, Dwight Stephenson, Mick Tingelhoff, Clyde “Bulldog” Turner and Mike Webster.
Offensive line finalists for the #NFL100 All-Time Team!
Seven tackles, seven guards and four centers will make the team. Who do you think belongs?
📺: NFL 100 All-Time Team | Friday 8pm ET on @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/EoH7HeNT17
— NFL (@NFL) December 9, 2019
Here are the other tight end finalists: Dave Casper, Mike Ditka, Antonio Gates, Tony Gonzalez, Rob Gronkowski, Ron Kramer, John Mackey, Charlie Sanders, Shannon Sharpe, Kellen Winslow and Jason Witten.
Twelve finalists at tight end!
Which five will make the #NFL100 All-Time Team?
📺: NFL 100 All-Time Team | Friday 8pm ET on @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/6e19MRo6F9
— NFL (@NFL) December 10, 2019
In November, running back Jim Brown was the first player named to the NFL’s All-Time Team.
Marion Motley was also among the 12 running backs named to the team.
The Browns namesake and legendary coach Paul Brown was honored as one of the 10 coaches named to the team too.
Lou Groza was a finalist for the two kicker spots.
However, he did not make the final team.
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