Redskins practice on 'emotional day'

Nov. 28, 2007 at 7:39 PM
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ASHBURN, Va., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Washington Redskins, grieving over the slaying of teammate Sean Taylor, returned to practice Wednesday in preparation for a game against Buffalo.

Taylor's father, Pedro Taylor, and apparently other family members as well, flew from Miami to speak with the team at Redskins Park, The Washington Post reported.

Sean Taylor, 24, died Tuesday in Miami, a day after he was shot during a break-in at his Palmetto Bay home.

A report from the Redskins said about 75 players and coaches were at the team's practice fields and that it was a quiet scene.

The practice session lasted about two hours.

"Sean has been such an inspiration in all our lives," said defensive end Andre Carter. "We know, knowing him and his mentality, he would want us to keep on pushing, moving forward, and know that he is with us in spirit."

Defensive end Philip Daniels, on the verge of tears, said returning to the field was difficult but helped "get our minds off things."

Coach Joe Gibbs said, "We had an emotional day."

The Redskins are home against the Bills Sunday.

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