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    Pro Bowl Redskins to wear No. 21

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/nfl/01/23/redskins.probowl.ap/index.html

    [size=12pt]Pro Bowl Redskins to wear No. 21[/size]
    Cooley, Samuels will both honor Sean Taylor in Hawaii
    Posted: Wednesday January 23, 2008 2:55PM; Updated: Wednesday January 23, 2008 5:06PM

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Sean Taylor, the first player voted posthumously to the Pro Bowl, will have his jersey number worn at the game by two of his former Washington Redskins teammates.

    The NFL announced Wednesday that tight end Chris Cooley and tackle Chris Samuels will both wear No. 21 at the game Feb. 10 in Honolulu.

    Taylor died No. 27, a day after being shot at his home in Florida. The 24-year-old safety was leading the NFL in interceptions at the time. He was chosen the following month for the NFC team in balloting among coaches, players and fans.

    Since then, the Redskins and Taylor's family have been contemplating the best way to honor Taylor at the game. Taylor's father, Pedro Taylor, suggested to team owner Dan Snyder that Cooley and Samuels wear No. 21. Snyder contacted NFL commissioner Roger Goodall, who approved the request.

    Cooley and Samuels will each wear his own name on the back of the jersey, above the No. 21. The jerseys will be auctioned after the game, with the proceeds benefiting the Sean Taylor Memorial Trust Fund that was established for Taylor's daughter, Jackie.

    Cooley usually wears No. 47, while Samuels' regular number is 60.
    I think this is pretty cool of all involved.

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    Re: Pro Bowl Redskins to wear No. 21

    Thats awesome, especially since the normally strict NFL allowed them to do it.
    It is the pro bowl after all.. it doesnt count for anything.. glad they approved the request


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    Re: Pro Bowl Redskins to wear No. 21

    Very cool
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    Re: Pro Bowl Redskins to wear No. 21

    So who ACTUALLY gets to play FS at the pro bowl?


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    Re: Pro Bowl Redskins to wear No. 21

    This is a great gesture done by these players. GO ADRIAN! (don't get hurt please!)

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    Re: Pro Bowl Redskins to wear No. 21

    "ItalianStallion" wrote:
    So who ACTUALLY gets to play FS at the pro bowl?
    Ken Hamlin of Dallas
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    R.I.P. Sean Taylor

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    Re: Pro Bowl Redskins to wear No. 21

    "PurpleHornsOfDestruction" wrote:
    "ItalianStallion" wrote:
    So who ACTUALLY gets to play FS at the pro bowl?
    Ken Hamlin of Dallas
    Wow, that's a joke
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