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Bears' Dent could break through

Originally Published: February 5, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Even though the NFL has evolved into a pass-heavy league, Pro Football Hall of Fame voters have struggled electing wide receivers.

Lynn Swann, John Stallworth and Charlie Joiner were among the top receivers during the run-dominated 1970s, but it took until 2001 and 2002 for Swann and Stallworth to be enshrined. (Joiner was elected in 1996.) Art Monk, who retired in 1995 with more receptions than any other NFL receiver, waited eight years before he was elected.

On Saturday, Jerry ...

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