CANTON, Ohio – Marvin Harrison and Tony Dungy, two key ingredients for the 2006 champion Colts, are among 16 first-year-eligible modern-era candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class.
Tampa Bay linebacker Derrick Brooks, who also played under Dungy, is a candidate, too. So are former Raiders punter Ray Guy and former Falcons and Eagles defensive end Claude Humphrey as senior nominees.
Harrison spent 13 seasons with the Colts, making 1,102 receptions for 14,580 yards and 128 touchdowns. An eight-time Pro Bowler, Harrison had four consecutive seasons with at least 100 catches. He retired second in career receptions to Jerry Rice.
The election will take place Feb. 1, the night before the Super Bowl. Between four and seven new members will be selected and will be enshrined next August.
Suh appeals fine
Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh says he isn’t going to change what he does on the field. And he’s appealing his latest fine, too.
Suh was fined $100,000 for an illegal block on a Minnesota Vikings player in the Detroit Lions’ season-opening win last weekend.
It is the NFL’s biggest monetary fine for on-field conduct, not including the dollars lost by players due to suspensions.
It’s going through the appeals process, Suh said.
Broncos upset with Miller over problem
John Fox has had it with Von Miller’s repeated transgressions.
The All-Pro linebacker, who’s serving a six-game suspension for violating the league’s drug-abuse policy, was cited last week for speeding and driving with a suspended license, his second run-in with the law in less than a month.
Said Fox on Wednesday, Obviously, it’s something that we’re not happy about.
Around the league
Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL has to pay attention to those who are offended by the Washington Redskins nickname. Goodell told a Washington radio station Wednesday he is always sensitive to what impacts on the league and that includes making sure that we’re doing what’s right here.
Cleveland rookie Barkevious Mingo is recovered from a bruised lung and cleared to play. St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher squelched talk he might be in line to be the next coach at Southern California, where he played in college. Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles (quad) is expected to be available Sunday against Dallas.