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Former Ravens LB Ray Lewis one of 27 semifinalists for 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class

Former Ravens LB Ray Lewis one of 27 semifinalists for 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class

Ray Lewis took another step toward induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The former Ravens middle linebacker was named one of 27 semifinalists on Tuesday for the 2018 Hall of Fame class. The list of semifinalists will be trimmed to 15 in January, and then those inducted will learn their fate Feb. 3, the day before Super Bowl LII.

This is the first year Lewis, who retired after the 2012 season and the Ravens’ victory over the San Francisco in Super Bowl XLVII, is eligible for induction.

Lewis is considered a near lock to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. He’d be the second player primarily associated with the Ravens to be enshrined in Canton, Ohio, where he’s...

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