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Talk of Fame debates the potential nominess likely to emerge from the Hall of Fame’s Senior and Contributor committees next week.

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Tony Gonzalez became the first tight end in history to catch 100 passes in a single season when he caught 102 for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2004. Witten became the second when he set the position record with 110 receptions in 2012.

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Matt Ryan was the NFL’s MVP in 2016 after passing for 4,944 yards and 38 touchdowns with only seven interceptions. He completed 69.9 percent of his passes and led the league with an average of 9.3 yards per attempt.

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September will mark the third consecutive year the Texans have opened the season with a new starting quarterback. It was Brian Hoyer in 2015, Brock Osweiler in 2016 and this season rookie DeShaun Watson appears likely to get the call.

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Barber played 16 seasons with the Bucs, starting more games (232) than all but two defensive backs in NFL history (Hall of Famer Darrell Green and Charles Woodson) and more games at cornerback (216) than only all but one corner (Green).

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The best quarterback who played in the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) was Eldridge Dickey, say Art Shell and James Harris.

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The advice that Grambling’s Eddie Robinson gave James Harris that helped Harris break down racial barriers at quarterback in the NFL.

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