Sean Taylor Timeline
A look at the key events in the Redskins safety's career since he was selected in the first round of the 2004 NFL draft.

2004
April 19 - Taylor’s playmaking, intimidation make him a top draft prospect.Post Story
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April 24 - Redskins take Taylor with the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft.Post Story
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April 24 - Thomas Boswell: Taylor Pick Will Be Steve Spurrier’s inadvertent legacy.Column
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July 23 - Taylor fined $25,000 by the NFL for leaving a mandatory rookie symposium in California.Post Story
Sept. 27 - Taylor starts for the first time in Game 3, a loss to Dallas.Post Story
Oct. 17 - Taylor has his first great game as a pro, with four tackles, a sack and a fourth-quarter interception that sealed the Redskins’ victory over the Bears in Chicago.Post Story
Oct. 28 - Taylor arrested on the Beltway for DWI.Post Story
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Dec. 24 - Taylor is fined a total of $17,500 for infractions including late hits in consecutive games on Giants QB Eli Manning and Eagles WR Terrell Owens. After a string of personal fouls, he is dubbed “the grim reaper” by linebacker LaVar Arrington.Post Story
2005
Jan. 5 - Judge dismisses one of DWI charges from October.Post Story
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March 10 - Second and final DWI charge is dropped.Post Story
May 17 - Taylor is absent from offseason practice.Post Story
June 3 - Miami-Dade police have questions for Taylor; safety is ‘person of interest’ in a case involving a stolen car and shots being fired on June 1.Post Story
June 6 - Michael Wilbon: A flawed character study.Column
June 24 - Taylor is formally charged with one felony count of aggravated assault with a firearm and one misdemeanor count of simple battery for his role in a June 1 confrontation in a Miami neighborhood. Post Story
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Aug. 1 - Taylor expresses regret, relief after tumultuous summer.Post Story
Sept. 7 - With legal issues looming, football appears to be a sanctuary for Taylor.Post Story
2006
Jan. 1 - Taylor ties for a team-high 11 tackles (seven solo) and returns a fumble 39 yards for his first career touchdown as Redskins clinch a playoff berth with a 31-20 win in Philadelphia.Post Story
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Jan. 7 - Taylor ejected from playoff game for spitting.Post Story
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Jan. 9 - Taylor fined $17,000 for spitting on opponent.Post Story
June 1 - Taylor enters a plea of no contest to misdemeanor assault and battery charges stemming from a June 1 confrontation in a Miami neighborhood.Post Story
Aug. 7 - Taylor is fined $71,764 by the NFL but not suspended in connection with his June plea bargain on a felony gun charge.Post Story
Nov. 5 - Taylor has nine tackles and recovers a blocked field goal with six seconds remaining in the game, returning it 30 yards to set up a game-winning field goal in a 22-19 win over Dallas.Post Story
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Nov. 26 - Taylor has six tackles, one interception vs. Panthers, named NFC defensive player of the week.Post Story
Preston Keres -- The Washington Post
2007
Feb. 5 - Taylor named to the NFC roster for the Pro Bowl after leading the Redskins' defense in tackles with 129 (89 solo).Post Story
Feb. 10 - Taylor plays in his first Pro Bowl and makes the highlight reel by flattening punter Brian Moorman during an attempted fake.Post Story
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May 9 - Taylor skips the first week of voluntary team training sessions in the midst of, teammates believed, contract negotiations.Post Story
Oct. 14 - Taylor intercepts two of Brett Favre's passes, making Favre the most intercepted passer in NFL history. The game was Taylor's third straight with at least one interception.Post Story
Nov. 11 - Taylor sprains his knee in the loss to Philadelphia and misses two straight games, which is why he was not in Tampa with the team on Sunday.Post Story
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