Pro Football Hall of Fame now down to 17 candidates

Be among the first to know the names of the 17 men who made the cut to be finalists for this year's Pro Football Hall of Fame class, as the announcement is made exclusively on "NFL AM" at 9:35 ET on NFL Network. Tune in beginning at 6 a.m. ET for all Friday's news from the NFL.

Here's what else is on tap for Friday:

» One NFL head-coaching job was filled on Thursday, while another one opened up. Stay up to date with all the latest coaching moves here.

» Bucky Brooks presents his 2012 All-Pro Team.

» Albert Breer's Play Sheet column examines the Houston Texans-New England Patriots matchup.

» Elliot Harrison on where the Dallas Cowboys are headed now that they've parted ways with Rob Ryan.

» Michael Lombardi's Front Office View column features 10 thoughts on the divisional round.

» NFL Films highlights the 2012 season's best moments using exclusive sight and sound in "Greatest Games of 2012" at 4:30 p.m. ET on NFL Network. And don't miss "Top 10 Joe Montana Games" at 10 p.m.

» Daniel Jeremiah has some thoughts on the 2013 NFL Draft.

» What was the best play of the 2012 NFL season? Watch 20 of the best, and then vote for the Top 10, with the winners to be unveiled at the NFL Honors ceremony.

» How knowledgeable are you about your NFL team? Take the true NFL fan quiz and pit yourself against other fans of your franchise.

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