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Seven Raiders among Pro Football Hall of Fame Modern Era nominees for class of 2016

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced their nominees for the class of 2016 Wednesday. Among the list of 108 nominees are seven former Raiders. Those Raiders nominees are RB Roger Craig, T Jim Lachey, G Steve Wisniewski, LB Matt Millen, CB Eric Allen, CB Albert Lewis, HC Tom Flores.

Craig spent most of his 11-year career with the 49ers, where he was named to 4 Pro Bowls and was a 1-time All Pro. He also got three Super Bowl rings in San Francisco. He then came to the Raiders for one season before spending the final two seasons of his career in Minnesota.

Lachey can barely be called a former Raider. He played just one game for the Raiders in 1988. He started his career in San Diego and finished his career in Washington. He was a three-time Pro Bowler and three-time All Pro.

Wisniewski was a career Raider. In his 13 seasons, he went to 8 Pro Bowls at the left guard spot and was named All Pro twice. He missed two games in his entire career and didn't miss a game over his final decade in the NFL.

Millen spent 11 seasons in the NFL. He came to the Raiders in 1980 the season the won Super Bowl XV. He was a part of their Super Bowl XVIII team as well. He went to a Pro Bowl in 1988, his final season with the Raiders. He then joined the 49ers and won his third Super Bowl. After two seasons in San Francisco, he headed to Washington and won a Super Bowl his first season there. After his fourth ring, he retired from the NFL.

Allen spent his first ten NFL seasons with the Eagles and Saints, where he went to six Pro Bowls and was named All Pro once. He joined the Raiders in 1998 and played his final four season with the Raiders. He finished with a 54 career interceptions.

Lewis played 16 seasons in the NFL. The first 11 of those seasons were in Kansas City where he went to four Pro Bowls and was named All Pro twice. He spent the final 5 seasons of his career with the Raiders.

Flores was the Raiders head coach for nine seasons from 1979-87. During that time he was 83-53 and won two Super Bowls. He was an assistant coach on the Raiders Super Bowl II team in 1977 as well. He was the NFL's first minority head coach.

These are the former Raiders among the modern era nominees. Quarterback Ken Stabler is a senior committee nominee.