[Kansas City.com] Former Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas was included among 133 preliminary nominees to be inducted in next year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame class.
The list will be cut to 25 next month, and 15 modern-era finalists will be voted on at the Super Bowl. Between four and seven inductees are selected, according to the hall’s ground rules.
Thomas has been a finalist the past four years since becoming eligible in 2005.
Other former Chiefs on the list are safety Deron Cherry, cornerback Albert Lewis, kicker Nick Lowery and defensive end Art Still. Quarterback/coach Tom Flores and defensive end Leslie O’Neal, who spent brief parts of their careers with the Chiefs, also made the list.