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Friday, Jul 29, 2016
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Police: Taylor Shooting Was Random Burglary

ASHBURN, Va. - Sean Taylor's father urged the Washington Redskins to make a playoff push, while Miami police asked for the public's help to solve the safety's death in what they suspect was a random burglary. Miami-Dade police director Robert Parker said Wednesday there were no indications the slain 24-year-old was targeted or knew his assailant. Police have no suspects in the fatal shooting. Police are still investigating, however, a possible link to a Nov. 17 break-in at Taylor's home, in which police said someone pried open a front window, rifled through drawers and left a kitchen knife on a bed.
Evidence at Taylor's home indicates one or more intruders barged into the house early Monday in an attempted burglary. After a confrontation inside the home, Taylor was shot once in the upper leg and died Tuesday. Taylor's family has scheduled a funeral service for 11 a.m. Monday ini Miami. The NFL announced every player in the league will wear a No. 21 decal on his helmet at this weekend's games to honor Taylor. Redskins players will wear the decal for the remainder of the season. HALL OF FAME: Wide receiver Cris Carter and cornerback Darrell Green were the only first-year eligible players among 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2008. The 26 advanced from a list of 124 preliminary nominees. Ex-Bucs quarterback Doug Williams did not make the cut. CARDINALS: Pro Bowl safety Adrian Wilson will undergo season-ending surgery on his injured right heel. CHIEFS: Quarterback Brodie Croyle missed practice with a sore back. SEAHAWKS: Shaun Alexander was back practicing for the first time since he sprained his ankle 3 1/2 weeks ago.