Taylor was murdered on November 27 of last year in a botched robbery at his Miami home.
"It's appropriate that Sean joins our Ring of Fame after a stellar career cut short far too soon," Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder said. "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."
Executive Vice President of Football Operations Vinny Cerrato added: "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. He still touches us every day in some way on and off the field."
Some people feel the tribute is unnecessary and belittles the other players who are in the Ring of Fame. As a Redskins fan, I respectfully disagree.
Sure, Taylor played just four seasons in Washington and his career isn't as distinguished as the other 43 members of the Ring Of Honor. Still, he will go down as one of the most beloved Redskins and a tragic figure whose full potential was never realized. This wasn't just some player that was killed; Taylor was becoming his own legend among his teammates and fans.
As a Redskins fan, I am pleased to see that Taylor's name will join the other greats in franchise history.
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