Tonight the Pro Football Hall of Fame trimmed their list of nominees for the 2018 class to 15 modern era Finalists. Among them is just one former Raiders player -- Randy Moss.
Moss suited up the the Raiders for two seasons in 2005-06 after the Raiders sent a first round pick and former top pick Napoleon Harris to Minnesota to get him.
He put up 1005 yards in his first season in Oakland, but fell off in his second season and complained about not getting the ball enough. Basically, the same attitude he became infamous for throughout his career which was marred by accusations of only playing when he wanted to.
The following offseason the Raiders would trade him to the Patriots for a fourth round pick.
Raiders players who were cut from the list of semifinalists were Richard Seymour and Roger Craig. Prior to that Tom Flores was among those eliminated from the nominees.
Here is the full list of 2018 Modern-Era Finalists with their positions, years and teams:
Ray Lewis, LB - 1996-2012 Baltimore Ravens
Brian Urlacher, LB - 2000-2012 Chicago Bears
Isaac Bruce, WR - 1994-2007 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 2008-09 San Francisco 49ers
Brian Dawkins, S - 1996-2008 Philadelphia Eagles, 2009-2011 Denver Broncos
Kevin Mawae, C/G - 1994-97 Seattle Seahawks, 1998-2005 New York Jets, 2006-09 Tennessee Titans
Joe Jacoby, T - 1981-1993 Washington Redskins
Steve Hutchinson, G - 2001-05 Seattle Seahawks, 2006-2011 Minnesota Vikings, 2012 Tennessee Titans
Alan Faneca, G - 1998-2007 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2008-09 New York Jets, 2010 Arizona Cardinals
The modern-era finalists join three other finalists to comprise 18 finalists under consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018.
Two Senior Finalists were announced in August 2017 by the Seniors Committee that reviews the qualifications of those players whose careers ended more than 25 years ago.
Robert Brazile, Linebacker - 1975-1984 Houston Oilers
Jerry Kramer, Guard - 1958-1968 Green Bay Packers
One Contributor Finalist, also announced in August, was selected by the Hall of Fame's Contributor Committee that considers persons, other than players and coaches, who made outstanding contributions to professional football.