CANTON Dwayne Haskins Jersey , Ohio �? At one end of the room sat Tony Gonzalez. All the way across it was Ed Reed.Sometimes in the past, thats as close to each other as the two new Hall of Famers cared to be.Same thing for Champ Bailey and Ty Law when it came to covering Gonzalez, the game-changing tight end and matchup nightmare for defensive backs.Theyre all part of the class of 2019 that will be inducted Saturday night. On Friday, they spoke about each other �? and the honor of entering the pro football shrine together.It was a hassle dealing with Tony, said Reed, a five-time All-Pro for Baltimore as a ball-hawking safety and member of the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team, as were Gonzalez, Bailey and Law. Tony was tough. You needed somebody else to help you. Id tell Terrell Suggs, You got to hit him before you pass rush.Tony was crafty, big, tough to get around, a basketball guy.True. Gonzalez was a two-sport star at Cal. Clearly, he chose the right profession … rsey-cheap , making six All-Pro teams, catching more passes (1,325) than anyone except Jerry Rice, and becoming the most accomplished tight end in NFL history.Entering the hall with three exceptional DBs was striking for Gonzalez, whose ability to outrun linebackers and outmuscle or even out-jump safeties and cornerbacks made him a dominant performer for 17 seasons.I loved it because he was the best, Bailey said of his matchups with Gonzalez while both were in the AFC West, the tight end with Kansas City, the cornerback with Denver. Rarely did defensive coordinators ask cornerbacks to take on Gonzalez, but Bailey had the smarts, skill and temperament to do so.Tony was not necessarily fast, but fast enough. It was kind of refreshing for me to go against a bigger guy, not one of those (tight ends who play like wideouts). I knew if the ball ever came his way, I had to worry about that big body (Gonzalez played at 6-foot-5 Jaylon Ferguson Jersey , 250 pounds, Bailey at 6-0, 195) and try to make a play. I never got a pick on him. He was one of the best.Gonzalez echoed those thoughts about Reed, Bailey and Law, who was a teammate in Kansas City in 2006-07.Ed was the only safety (of the three), and he was a top guy, Gonzalez said. I loved going against him and seeing how I stacked up. I won some and lost some.I went the most against Champ, twice a year, because the Broncos would match him against me a lot. Man, that was tough.Ty was my teammate for a while and I learned a lot, how hard he worked at the game.The four were joined in an interview session by fellow enshrinees Kevin Mawae, a dominant center for 16 seasons �? and, yes Quinnen Williams Jersey , a player on the 2000s All-Decade team �? former Chiefs safety Johnny Robinson, Gil Brandt and the family of late Broncos owner Pat Bowlen.All of them conveyed the same message: never back off from your goals.I never took my eye off the process, said Bailey, who spent his first five pro seasons in Washington. What was it going to take to succeed? But I dreamed big from the beginning.Bailey was mentored by a Hall of Famer, Darrell Green, during his time in Washington. He also spent some time with Deion Sanders, also a Canton enshrinee, as a Redskin.How did I get all this greatness around me? he wondered. It set my foundation.Law spoke of his roots in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, mentioning how his grandparents set him on the correct path when he could have strayed and wound up six feet under.Everything I have faced in my life, I can go back to Aliquippa and the lessons I learned, he said.Brandt, who from 1960-89 was the personnel director of the Cowboys and recently has been a league consultant for the draft , will lead off the induction ceremony Saturday night. One of footballs great story tellers, he promises to leave plenty of time for the others on the docket to speak.Its kind of surreal, said Brandt, 86. I have been at the hall since 1965; one of my jobs was getting helmets and other things signed. You always hope for something to happen, but its almost impossible to happen.On Saturday, the halls doors will open to Brandt and the other members of the 2019 class.Very special, Brandt concluded. Very. Prior to 2006, June 1 had significant meaning on the NFL calendar. Now, its mostly an afterthought.This year, theres a real question as to whether June 1 could become a thing again.The folks at have raised the question of whether Washington cornerback Josh Norman could become a post-June 1 cap casualty. The move would spread the cap consequences over two years, with $3 million counting against the salary cap this year and $3 million counting against the cap in 2020. Cutting Norman also would dump $11.5 million in salary and per-game roster bonuses, creating a net cap gain of $8.5 million this year.But heres why it would be a surprise if it happens on June 2 or shortly thereafter: Washington could have cut Norman with a post-June 1 designation before the offseason program, avoiding the risk that hed suffer an injury during pre-preseason workouts that would put the team on the hook for the full amount of his 2019 salary of $11 million.That said Jachai Polite Jersey , Washington may have wanted to observe Norman during the offseason program before making a decision regarding his future with the team.Its also possible that Washington will eventually squeeze Norman to take less money, knowing that if/when they try to drop his pay to, for example, $7 million, Norman likely wont be able to get as much or more from another team. Plenty of teams have made this move plenty of times, and it could be what Washington plans to do with Norman.More than three years after signing a contract worth $15 million per year from inception, Norman continues to have the best contract among all cornerbacks. The fact that no one has caught Norman arguably makes him more vulnerable to getting squeezed.Earlier this month, former Washington cornerback Fred Smoot argued that the team should cut Norman now. After June 1, theres no longer any reason to wait, if thats what Washington plans to do.