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Seattle Seahawks: 10 Hall of Fame Candidates Who Could Play for Seattle in 2011
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Jerry Rice. Franco Harris. Warren Moon. Carl Eller. John Randle. What do they have in common? Besides the bronze busts and gold jackets that come with being members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, all five of them also spent brief and forgettable stints of their decorated careers playing for the Seattle Seahawks.

As a relatively young franchise tucked away in a not-quite-major TV market and having made just one Super Bowl appearance (a loss in a boring game), it's understandable that the Seahawks would have a short list of "true" Hall of Famers.

Walter Jones will get his spot in a few years, Cortez Kennedy and Shaun Alexander have decent shots at making it someday, but to date, all we've got is Steve Largent.

Next season, however, don't be surprised if Seattle has multiple future Hall of Famers on the roster.

The Seahawks are in a unique position going into 2011: A rebuilding team that also has a legitimate chance to win its division and make a return trip to the playoffs.

So while bringing in young talent for the future is a priority for head coach Pete Carroll and his front-office crew, so is the acquisition of veterans who know how to win.

Here are 10 Hall of Fame candidates who could realistically play for the Seahawks next season:

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