Taylor to be inducted posthumously by Redskins

Updated: November 5, 2008, 2:21 PM ET
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ASHBURN, Va. -- Safety Sean Taylor will take his place among Washington Redskins greats when he is inducted posthumously into the franchise's Ring of Fame before the Nov. 30 game against the New York Giants.

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The ceremony will precede the Redskins' 1 p.m. ET kickoff against the Giants, the first game following the one-year anniversary of Taylor's slaying at age 24.

Taylor died of massive blood loss after he was shot at his Miami-area home last Nov. 27 during a botched robbery.

Venjah Hunte, one of five suspects charged in the slaying, will serve 29 years in prison and cooperate with prosecutors after pleading guilty to charges of second-degree murder and burglary.

"It's appropriate that Sean joins our Ring of Fame after a stellar career cut short far too soon," owner Dan Snyder said in a statement. "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."

A two-time Pro Bowl safety, Taylor played four seasons with the Redskins after Washington selected him with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2004 draft.

Taylor will become the 43rd name on the Ring of Fame, which honors those who have made distinguished contributions to the Redskins. The ceremony will feature a tribute to Taylor, messages from former teammates and a presentation of a plaque to members of Taylor's family.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.