Buffalo Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. has made the list of 25 semifinal candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The semifinalists were chosen by the Hall of Fame's board of selectors from the recently announced list of 90 preliminary nominees. The list of 25 will be whittled down to 13 in the next round of voting. Those 13 will join two Senior Committee nominees -- Benny Friedman and Fritz Pollard -- to form the list of 15 finalists. The finalists will be voted upon at a Feb. 5 meeting in Jacksonville, Fla., the site of the Super Bowl.
Former All-Pro quarterbacks Dan Marino and Steve Young are among the several first-year eligible players included as semifinalists.
Wilson, a semifinalist last year, is one of four men in the "contributor" category who made the final 25. The others are former Browns and Ravens owner Art Modell, former Cardinals and Chargers coach Don Coryell and former Giants general manager George Young.
The other semifinalists are: linebackers Harry Carson, Chris Doleman, Randy Gradishar and Derrick Thomas; defensive linemen Fred Dean, Richard Dent, L.C. Greenwood, Charles Haley and Claude Humphrey; offensive linemen Russ Grimm, Joe Jacoby, Bob Kuchenberg and Gary Zimmerman; defensive backs Lester Hayes and Roger Wehrli; receivers Michael Irvin and Art Monk; punter Ray Guy; and quarterback Ken Stabler.
The Senior Committee reviews candidates whose careers took place more than 25 years ago.
Bills coach Mike Mularkey said Friday he had not decided whether J.P. Losman would be the No. 2 or No. 3 quarterback Sunday. Losman took a little bit more than 50 percent of the snaps with the scout team this week. Shane Matthews got the rest. Losman had a handful of snaps with the regular offense. Defensive back Troy Vincent and receiver Josh Reed, both with knee injuries, were ruled out for Sunday.
The Rams are at mostly full strength. Running back Marshall Faulk (flu) practiced fully. So did receiver Torry Holt (concussion), receiver Dane Looker (ankle), tight end Cam Cleeland (knee) and linebacker Tommy Polley (hamstring).