Evolving star Taylor will be hard to replace
Redskins players and coaches will find it just as difficult to replace Sean Taylor on the field as in their thoughts.
Losers of three straight games, a spiral that has dropped Washington below .500, Redskins players and coaches must now confront the final five games of the season having lost a teammate and a friend.
And, from a purely pragmatic football standpoint, having lost an impact defender.
The grief that accompanies the early Tuesday morning death of free safety Sean Taylor, 24, from a gunshot wound suffered just a day earlier, will overshadow the football practicalities, as ...
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Sean Taylor: 1983-2007
Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor died Nov. 27, a day after the Pro Bowl player was shot at home by what police say was an intruder. Four suspects are in custody and have been charged with first-degree felony murder and armed burglary.
• Autopsy shows bullet left through Taylor's left leg
• Three suspects in Taylor shooting denied bail
• Taylor's life celebrated at Florida funeral
• Skins honor Taylor with 10-man defense vs. Bills
• Bail denied for fourth suspect in Taylor shooting
• Four charged with murder in Taylor shooting
• Hurricanes grieve together again Nov. 30
• Four arrests made in connection to Taylor's killing
• Memories and mystery frame Taylor's life
• Portis, Moss discuss Taylor
• Police still have no suspect
• Childhood friend Rolle doubts burglary
• Gore deals with death of friend
• Taylor's death stirs memories of slain Bronco
• Caps pay tribute to Taylor
• Taylor dies after being shot at home
• Coaches, teammates remember Taylor
• Artery injury suffered by Taylor difficult to treat
• Taylor shot, in critical condition
Reaction• Sando from Redskins' first game after tragedy
• Merrill: Unanswered questions frame Taylor's life
• Granderson: Pursuit of street cred a dangerous choice
• Drehs: Pro athletes feeling targeted
• Chadiha: Taylor's life was turning around
• Pasquarelli: Taylor will be difficult to replace
• Pasquarelli: NFL examining salary-cap impact
• Hill: The grim statistic
• Feldman: Taylor was a special talent
Video• Complete Taylor coverage
Audio• Taylor's ex-attorney's account of tragic night
• Former coach Larry Coker remembers Taylor