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SeantaylorWASHINGTON -- People up here still don't seem to have accepted the death of Redskins' safety/budding star Sean Taylor, just like folks in South Florida haven't been able to come to grips with it either.

Taylor may have been a Miami guy, a local-boy-made-good, but he made good here. He was a very popular player on the most popular team in this region.

People are still paying their respects at the team's training facility outside of town, and there's talk of a ceremony at FedEx Field tonight. A report in the Washington Post suggests Clinton Portis -- a former Cane and good friend of Sean's -- will wear No. 21 this weekend. If Portis has requested this, the NFL needs to approve it. No question about it.

Expecting there to be a moment of silence at tonight's Capitals game. Will update things from up here as I hear them.

What a sucky week.

-- The Capitals did a real nice ceremony for Taylor, showing highlights of his days at Gulliver, UM and the Redskins before holding a moment of silence. Sure, this barn was empty, but there wasn't a single peep heard.

-- No real news from the Panthers today. It looks like Craig Anderson will play tomorrow, but that's no real news.