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Three great defensive Buccaneers land as finalists for ‘NFL 100 All-Time Team’

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Ring of Honor members vying for top NFL honor

NFL: AUG 13 Buccaneers and Dolphins Joint Practice Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

In celebration of its 100th year in existence, the NFL has done a lot of things to commemorate this season and celebrate the league’s storied history.

One venture the league has taken on is creating an ‘NFL 100 All-Time Team’. And in doing so, the league is releasing finalists for position groups, and allowing fans to vote on the league’s website to voice who they think should be added to greatest collection of football talent ever.

Monday, the league released their finalists for linebackers and defensive line, and it should come as no surprise there are three Tampa Bay Buccaneers greats on the list.

Linebacker Derrick Brooks and defensive linemen Lee Roy Selmon and Warren Sapp represent the Bucs in these groupings, and are joined by some very notable position-mates.

Brooks and Sapp of course were both key parts of a defense which led Tampa Bay to the Super Bowl and came out of the 2002-2003 NFL Season as Super Bowl Champions.

Lee Roy Selmon played for the Bucs for nine seasons and was the first player inducted into the franchise’s Ring of Honor.

All three have a solid shot at making the final roster, but will have to beat out some impressive players in their groups to do so.

Fans who want to give their favorite Bucs a nudge in the final standings, or want to catch up on all the NFL 100 festivities, can do so by going to the official website set up by the league.