Tampa, Fla. – Former Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Cortez Kennedy will have to wait another year for another opportunity next year to be selected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Kennedy did not make the first reduction of the 15 finalists for induction, when the list was reduced down to 10.
Ex-Seahawk John Randle also did not make the final cut, getting eliminated as the selection committee reduced its list to the final five.
Heading to Canton are career sacks leader Bruce Smith, defensive back Rod Woodson Bills owner Ralph Wilson, the late Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas, former Minnesota and Tampa Bay guard Randall McDaniel and the late Bob Hayes, an elective wideout for Dallas and the 1964 Olympic 100 meters gold medalist.
Inductions will be held on Aug. 8 in Canton, Ohio. The six-member class brings the total numbers of Hall of Fame members to 253.