Previewing AFC East's Hall of Fame chances

The 2013 Hall of Fame class will be determined Saturday in New Orleans. Every year during Super Bowl week, NFL writers from around the country vote on the very best eligible players.

There are two people with AFC East ties on this year’s list of 15 modern-era finalists. Bill Parcells, a former coach of the New York Jets and New England Patriots, and former Buffalo Bills receiver Andre Reed.

Both were shut out last year. Parcells was a first-year candidate, while Reed has been turned down six times as a finalist.

There are only five modern-era slots available, and several first-year nominees like Jonathan Ogden, Michael Strahan, Warren Sapp and Larry Brown could take some of those slots.

That only leaves very limited space for Parcells and Reed to get through. Both have good credentials, but it could be another tough year.