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Redskins linebacker cast to portray Sean Taylor

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Posted at 2:53 PM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-17 14:57:17-04

Khairi Fortt falls while running a position drill during the 2014 NFL Combine. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

NORFOLK, Va. – Since being drafted in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Redskins linebacker Khairi Fortt has played in just three games. Fortt will soon play a much larger role.

According to TMZ Sports, Fortt, who signed with the Redskins in January, has been cast to portray Redskins legend Sean Taylor in a June episode of The Perfect Murder on Investigation Discovery.

Sean Taylor during an NFL wild card playoff game January 7, 2006 in Tampa. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Taylor, just 24 years old, died in 2007 after being shot by an intruder at his home. He remains immensely popular with Redskins fans.