Andre Reed is Hall of Fame finalist

Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed was named a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 on Thursday night.

In 15 seasons in Buffalo, Reed made seven Pro Bowls and led the Bills in receiving yards in each of their AFC championship seasons (1990-1993). He finished his NFL career with 951 receptions for 13,198 yards and 87 touchdowns.

This is the eighth consecutive season that Reed has been named a finalist for election. His chances of making the cut this year are a toss-up; Reed faces competition from a strong class of first-year eligible players, including another wide receiver, Marvin Harrison. Former Oakland Raiders receiver Tim Brown, who is in his fifth season of eligibility, is also a finalist.

The Class of 2014 will be selected Feb. 1, the day before the Super Bowl.