Monk, Grimm Denied

No celbration for Art Monk this year--again. Russ Grimm also didn't make the cut for the Hall of Fame class of 2006.

The Hall of Fame continues to elude Art Monk.

The former Redskins' receiver, who was the all-time leading pass catcher in league history when he retired, failed to make the final cut for the Hall of Fame today. Former teammate, Russ Grimm, also failed to make it to Canton. Both were among the final 15 candidates.

The list of inductees includes Troy Aikman, John Madden, Reggie White, Rayfield Wright and Harry Carson.

Former Dallas receiver Michael Irvin also failed in his second attempt to make the Hall.

Monk's candidacy has been hurt by the perception that Gary Clark was the more dangerous receiver, a line pushed mostly by SI's Peter King. But it's a sentiment shared by others. However, voters who watched Monk on a weekly basis insist he should be in. And Clark has said that Monk deserves to be in ahead of him. Other former teammates have seconded that notion.

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