Two of the Browns' most memorable pass catchers are among the finalists for the NFL's All-Time Team.
Pro Football Hall of Famers Dante Lavelli and Paul Warfield were named Monday as two of the 24 finalists at wide receiver. They're in the running for 10 spots on the 100-man squad, which is being unveiled week by week on Fridays on NFL Network.
The wide receivers will be officially unveiled Friday at 8 p.m.
Lavelli, a 1975 Hall of Fame inductee, was "Mr. Clutch" for the early year Browns, catching 386 passes for 6,488 yards and 62 touchdowns from 1946-1956. He was seemingly at his best in Cleveland's biggest games, as he scored the game-winning touchdown in the team's 1946 AAFC Championship and hauled in two scores in the 1950 NFL Championship. The Hudson native made three Pro Bowls and won a combined seven titles during his 11 seasons with his hometown team.
Warfield, a 1983 Hall of Fame inductee, spent his first six seasons and last two in Cleveland, which selected him 11th overall in the 1964 draft. His best year was 1968, when he amassed 1,067 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. He's one of just five players to retire with an average of more than 20 yards per catch (minimum: 75 games, 200 receptions), and his eight Pro Bowl nods are tied for the fourth-most ever by a wide receiver. The Warren native retired as the NFL's all-time leader with 85 receiving touchdowns.
In the first installment of unveilings, the Browns accounted for two of the 12 running backs -- Jim Brown and Marion Motley -- to make the All-Time team. Legendary coach Paul Brown and former coach Bill Belichick were the first two of 10 coaches named to the team.