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Family will receive $600K insurance benefit

The NFL has no specific salary-cap rules governing a player's death. The league still is determining how Sean Taylor's death will affect the Redskins' payroll limits.

Originally Published: November 27, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

The family of slain Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor will receive a number of benefits, including a $600,000 life insurance policy, under terms of the league's collective bargaining agreement with its players.

But according to NFL senior vice president of public relations Greg Aiello, the league has "no specific salary-cap rules" governing a player's death. And the NFL is still determining, Aiello said in an e-mail, the exact ramifications that Taylor's passing early Tuesday ...

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