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Taylor On Hand As Workouts Begin

Contrary to a report published in Monday's Washington Post, safety Sean Taylor was in attendance for the start of voluntary off-season workouts at Redskins Park on Monday.

Taylor was one of the first to check in with coaches and trainers on Monday morning.

Said quarterback Mark Brunell, in an interview with TV's Larry Michael: "I go in there and Sean was in there as early as anyone else, lifting weights. It was good to see him and it's good to have him up here. Sean is a great guy and we're real fortunate to have him [on this team]."

Taylor was among dozens of Redskins on hand for the first day of off-season workouts at Redskins Park.

Other players seen on Monday morning: running back Clinton Portis, wide receiver Santana Moss, cornerback Shawn Springs, quarterback Mark Brunell, tight ends Chris Cooley and Robert Johnson, defensive tackle Aki Jones, linebackers Marcus Washington, Lemar Marshall and Khary Campbell and left guard Derrick Dockery, among others.

New Redskins Antwaan Randle El, Brandon Lloyd and Andre Carter were also seen at Redskins Park on Monday.

Players not expected to be on hand for the voluntary workouts are those who are participating in NFL Europe.

Taylor, a University of Miami product entering his third NFL season, has become a hard-hitting force in the Redskins secondary. He started 15 games last season and logged 80 tackles, two interceptions, one sack and three forced fumbles. He was named a Pro Bowl alternate for his efforts.

Taylor did not participate in voluntary off-season workouts last season, choosing instead to work out in Florida.

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