Price: Why I backed these three for the Patriots’ Hall of Fame

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I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of the Patriots’ Hall of Fame nominating committee for almost a decade — one of the truly fun parts of this job. Anyway, this year’s meeting took place Thursday at Gillette Stadium, and there was a sizable list of candidates to choose from. With the understanding that a few things have to be kept secret to protect the process, here are a few highlights from the afternoon:

I wrote Thursday morning that unless I heard a really compelling argument for a different player, I had my mind made up to vote for