Former Bills offensive lineman Ruben Brown and linebackers London Fletcher and Takeo Spikes are among the list of 129 Modern-Era Nominees for Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2023. CB Troy Vincent, LB Cornelius Bennett and FB Larry Centers are on the list as well.
Brown was selected by the Bills in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft. The former nine-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman played in Buffalo from 1995 until 2003, and he started in 136 games for the Bills. He was named to eight-straight Pro Bowls (1996-2003) and was a second-team All-Pro in 1998-2000.
Fletcher played in the NFL for 16 seasons and five of those were spent with the Bills. During his time in Buffalo, he had seven fumble recoveries, one of which resulted in the lone touchdown of his career. The linebacker recorded 494 solo tackles in 80 games he played with Buffalo.
In the middle of his NFL career that spanned 15 years, Spikes played in Buffalo for four seasons. The linebacker tallied seven interceptions and 187 solo tackles, 15 of which were tackles for loss. In 2004, Spikes was selected to the Pro Bowl and First-Team AP All-Pro after recording a career-high two touchdowns on the season.
The roster of nominees consists of 67 offensive players, 50 defensive players, and 12 special teams players. The list of Modern-Era Nominees will be reduced to 25 Semifinalists in November and then 15 Finalists whose names will be announced in early January.