Who are the 7 first-year Pro Football HOF semifinalists?

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Who has a chance to head to Canton, Ohio?

The list of Pro Football Hall of Fame Semifinalists for the Class of 2022 was announced Wednesday. Seven of the players are in their first year of eligibility, meaning they last played in 2016. Who are they?

Anquan Boldin

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WR 2003-09 Arizona Cardinals, 2010-12 Baltimore Ravens, 2013-15 San Francisco 49ers, 2016 Detroit Lions.

Verdict: Not this go-round

Devin Hester

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PR-KR-WR – 2006-2013 Chicago Bears, 2014-15 Atlanta Falcons, 2016 Baltimore Ravens.

Verdict: Yes

Andre Johnson

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WR 2003-2014 Houston Texans, 2015 Indianapolis Colts, 2016, Tennessee Titans.

Verdict: Eventually

Robert Mathis

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DE-LB 2003-2016 Indianapolis Colts.

Verdict: Eventually, but not in first go-round

Steve Smith Sr.

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WR – 2001-2013 Carolina Panthers, 2014-16 Baltimore Ravens.

Verdict: Yes

DeMarcus Ware

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LB-DE – 2005-2013 Dallas Cowboys, 2014-16 Denver Broncos.

Verdict: Yes

Vince Wilfork

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2004-2014 New England Patriots, 2015-16 Houston Texans.

Verdict: Yes

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