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Tragically slain former Redskins safety Sean Taylor will soon have his name and number up in the Redskins Ring of Honor. The somber/celebratory ceremony will take place before the Week 13 game against the Giants, three days after the one-year anniversary of his death.

Via Pro Football Talk:

“It’s appropriate that Sean joins our Ring of Fame after a stellar career cut short far too soon,” said owner Daniel Snyder. “His life touched so many of us in such deep and lasting ways. His presence is all around us, in our organization and among our fans.”

“Sean was developing into one of the best to ever play the safety position, as well as becoming a role model to those who knew him,” said Redskins executive V.P. Vinny Cerrato. “He still touches us every day in some way on and off the field.”

Taylor made the Pro Bowl twice in four years of playing in the NFL, and there's no reason to believe he wouldn't have gone on to be one of the NFL's all-time great safeties.

He'll be the 43rd member of the Redskins Ring of Fame.

In other Sean Taylor news, Steelers safety Ryan Clark was recently fined $5,000 by the NFL for writing the number 21 into his eyeblack, as a tribute to Taylor. Hopefully, that will teach Clark, and all of us, a valuable lesson about paying tribute to our murdered friends.

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