The NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2012 will be announced on Saturday night at 5:30 p.m. ET, and the halls of Canton will have anywhere from four to seven new members. The Denver Broncos won't have any as Steve Atwater, Terrell Davis and Karl Mecklenburg were cut during the previous round of voting. However, the Broncos will certainly be familiar with several of the 17 potential candidates.
Oakland Raiders receiver Tim Brown, who played with the team from 1998-2003, almost became a Broncos player in 1994 when he signed an offer sheet, but the Raiders wound up matching the offer. He had 143 receptions for 1,826 yards and 13 touchdowns in 31 games against the Broncos.
Cortez Kennedy spent his career (1990-2000) with the Seattle Seahawks back when they were an AFC West team. He had plenty of opportunities during the 90s to play against the Broncos.
Bill Parcells won his first Super Bowl with a victory over the Broncos in Jan. 1987 and then spent most of the 90s with the New England Patriots.
Will Shields, like Parcells, is in his first year of eligibility. He spent his entire career (1993-2006) with the Kansas City Chiefs, dealing with the Broncos' pass rush every season.
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