Bradley Handwerger / Sports Reporter | @wwltvsports

METAIRIE, La. ― Former Saints offensive lineman Willie Roaf is one of 26 semi-finalists for the Hall of Fame, the NFL announced Tuesday afternoon.

Roaf played in New Orleans from 1993-2001 before finishing his illustrious career with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2002-05.

After playing at Louisiana Tech, Roaf was the eighth overall pick by the Saints in 1993. He went on to earn 11 Pro Bowl berths and was a three-time first-team All-Pro.

The tackle was selected to the all-decade team for both the 1990s and the 2000s.

He was a finalist a year ago, the first time he was on the ballot.

He's joined on the list by running back Jerome Bettis, receiver/kick returner Tim Brown, receiver Cris Carter, running back Roger Craig and commissioner Paul Tagliabue among others.

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