Top 25 modern-era Hall of Fame candidates: Reggie Wayne, Dwight Freeney, Robert Mathis

I am one of 50 voting members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Selection Committee, which narrowed 173 nominations to 25 modern-era semifinalists for the Class of 2024 on Tuesday. The Indianapolis Colts were well-represented.

Wayne has reached the semifinals and Final 15 since 2020 eligibility. Freeney had his first Finalist appearance last year, while Mathis has reached the semifinals three years running.

Each fulfills Wayne's qualifications, and the Colts' receivers coach isn't bashful about promoting himself after 14 years in Indy

 My work and numbers speak for themselves," he remarked. “We don't know the criteria.

Finished 10th in NFL history with 1,070 catches and 14,345 yards. No. 5 in postseason history with 93 catches, No. 7 with 1,254 yards. Only Wayne and Jerry Rice rank in the top-10 in both seasons and playoffs.

*Ties club record with 2016 classmate Marvin Harrison with eight 1,000-yard seasons. A 2006 Super Bowl XLI champion and 2009 Super Bowl XLIV participant for the Colts.

2002 first-round pick, 11th overall. The first 11 NFL seasons were with the Colts.Finished with 125.5 sacks, No. 18 in NFL history, including 107.5 with the Colts. Seven seasons with 10 or more sacks, including 16 in 2004.

Oh, wait. However, it's Thanksgiving Week, and the Cowboys, fresh from their Sunday triumph against Charlotte, get a chance to do it again straight away. The Monday injured list players must scurry to prepare.

Stay tuned for developments.