Sean Taylor's influence over the Washington Redskins remains heavy.

New Redskins safety Landon Collins said he idolized the safety growing up, and was devastated when Taylor was murdered in 2007 in a home invasion -- Collins was 13 years old. With the Giants, Collins wore No. 21 as a tribute to Taylor.

After signing with Washington, the safety would love to keep wearing the number if the team and family approve.

It "would be an honor ... if the family would allow me to," he said.