Wayne, James named finalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne runs onto the field before the start of an NFL wildcard playoff football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
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Reggie Wayne is one step closer to the Hall of Fame.

The former Colts wide receiver is among 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's modern-day 2020 class. Wayne and former Steelers safety Troy Polamalu made the cut in their first year of eligibility.

Former Colts running back Edgerrin James was named a finalist for the fourth time.

Five players join Wayne and Polamalu as first-time finalists, including Packers safety LeRoy Butler, Rams receiver Torry Holt, Panthers linebacker Sam Mills, Dolphins linebacker Zach Thomas and 49ers defensive tackle Bryant Young.

The group of finalists is rounded out by Steve Atwater, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Alan Faneca, Steve Hutchinson, John Lynch and Richard Seymour.

The inductees for the 2020 class will be announced Super Bowl weekend.