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Former Cardinals QB Kurt Warner a third-time Hall of Fame finalist

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2009, file photo, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner throws a pass during against the Pittsburgh Steelers during NFL football's Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Fla. Pittsburgh won 27-23. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner is a finalist to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame with the class of 2017, the NFL Network revealed on Tuesday.

It is Warner’s third time as a finalist.

Warner spent his final five NFL seasons (2005-09) with Arizona after six years with the St. Louis Rams (1998-2003) to begin his NFL career and a one-year stint with the New York Giants in 2004. He led the Cardinals to the 2008 Super Bowl after piling up 4,583 yards with 30 touchdowns to 14 interceptions and a 67 percent completion rate.

Warner was a four-time Pro Bowler, two-time MVP and one-time Super Bowl MVP. His career included a championship run with the Rams in 2000 and a Super Bowl loss to the Steelers with Arizona eight years later.

Joining Warner as a finalist is former Cardinals coach Don Coryell, who coached St. Louis from 1973-77, and guard Alan Faneca, who played a single season with Arizona in 2010.

Former Cardinals running back Edgerrin James, who was a finalist for the Hall of Fame in 2016, did not make the list this year.

Kicker Morten Anderson, offensive tackle Tony Boselli, receiver Isaac Bruce, running back Terrell Davis, safety Brian Dawkins, tackle Joe Jacoby, cornerback Ty Law, safety John Lynch, center Kevin Mawae, receiver Terrell Owens, defensive end Jason Taylor and running back LaDainian Tomlinson fill out the list of finalists.

Additionally, senior finalist and former safety Kenny Easley plus two contributors in Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue are up for induction.

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