Sean Taylor’s affect over the Washington Redskins remains heavy.
New Redskins safety Landon Collins stated he idolized the protection rising up, and was once devastated when Taylor was once murdered in 2007 in a dwelling invasion — Collins was once 13 years ancient. With the Giants, Collins wore No. 21 as a tribute to Taylor.
After signing with Washington, the protection would pick to select carrying the number if the crew and family approve.
It “would be an honor … if the family would allow me to,” he stated.
“I hope, I hope, that is enormous shoes to own,” Collins added regarding the possibility of carrying No. 21, via the Washington Put up.
No Washington player has ancient No. 21 since Taylor was once killed.
Redskins proprietor Dan Snyder offered Collins with a signed Taylor jersey Wednesday evening after the protection signed in Washington. Collins stated he broke down after being given the gift.
“I would possibly maybe maybe perhaps now not disclose nothing, I would possibly maybe maybe perhaps now not contact the box,” he suggested The Group 980 radio. “My son was once in my lap, he’s trusty opening the box, and he pulled out the jersey and I broke down. It was once breathtaking. I feel I was once sitting there for 20-Half-hour. I would possibly maybe maybe perhaps now not use, trusty searching at the jersey there in the box. It was once an honor. I thank Mr. Snyder for that. He’s going to safe the an analogous passionate child that he had in Sean Taylor in me, I promise you that.”
The crew has now not but announced numbers for its free agent acquisitions.