Bengals great Willie Anderson named Hall of Fame finalist

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Bengals great Willie Anderson named Hall of Fame finalist
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In his ninth year of eligibility, Cincinnati Bengals modern great and right tackle Willie Anderson is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the first time.

Anderson, a top-10 pick by the Bengals in 1996, remained in Cincinnati through the 2007 season and was well ahead of his time as a right tackle when it came to his efficiency in pass protection.

Considered one of the best right tackles of all time, Anderson getting in via his first time as a finalist would help massage the fact the Bengals have the fewest players of any franchise in the Hall of Fame.

With the offensive tackle logjam clearing a bit in recent years via enshrinements for the likes of Steve Hutchinson and Alan Faneca, Anderson’s got a real shot.

Anderson is the first member of the Bengals on the ballot since Anthony Munoz and Ken Anderson in 1998.

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