Canton, OH-- Willie Roaf was tough to get around, an extraordinary blocker at tackle. He was impossible to ignore for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Roaf was the first player inducted Saturday in a six-man group that included four linemen. Dermontti Dawson, Chris Doleman and Cortez Kennedy joined him, along with running back Curtis Martin and cornerback Jack Butler.
The first preseason game of 2012 featuring the Arizona Cardinals against the New Orleans Saints will be played Sunday night in Canton, Ohio. Replacement referees will work the game as the NFL is locked in a labor dispute with its regular refs.