Kraft statement on Parcells' HOF election

Patriots owner Robert Kraft released this statement on Bill Parcells, who was among seven elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday:

"Congratulations to Coach Parcells on his election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It is well deserved. As a Patriots fan, I will always appreciate the credibility he brought to our franchise as a two-time Super Bowl champion. We had never had a head coach with those credentials. I am very happy for Bill and look forward to his enshrinement ceremonies."

ESPN AFC East blogger James Walker reflects on the good news for Parcells, who was voted into the Hall on his fourth try.

In the video below, Tedy Bruschi and Trent Dilfer break down the 2013 class.

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