CANTON, Ohio (AP) - First-year eligibles Ray Lewis and Randy Moss are among 27 semifinalists for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The hall said Tuesday that all ties for the 25th spot in the semifinals also advance.

Randy Moss played for the Patriots from 2007-2010
Randy Moss played for the Patriots from 2007-2010

Others in their initial year of eligibility who made this cut are Brian Urlacher, Richard Seymour, Steve Hutchinson and Ronde Barber.

Four previously eligible players made the semifinals for the first time: LeRoy Butler, Leslie O'Neal, Simeon Rice and Everson Walls. All others on the 2018 list have reached the semifinals in previous years.

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Already chosen as finalists are Bobby Beathard as a contributor, and Robert Brazilie and Jerry Kramer as senior candidates.

Richard Seymour set off a wave of cheers by hoisting the Lombardi Trophy during a victory parade in Portland to celebrate the Patriots 2004 Super Bowl win
Richard Seymour set off a wave of cheers by hoisting the Lombardi Trophy during a victory parade in Portland to celebrate the Patriots 2004 Super Bowl win

The election for the class of 2018 will be held Feb. 3, the day before the Super Bowl, in Minneapolis. Induction ceremonies in Canton, Ohio, will be in August.