Eagles defensive end

Jevon Kearse

spent two days at his home in Pompano Beach, Fla., last week so he could attend the funeral of

Sean Taylor

. Although he never played with Taylor, Kearse said he frequently ran into him in South Florida during the off-season.

Kearse was amazed at the nearly 3,000 people who turned out for the Redskins safety's funeral on Monday. He was touched by eulogies delivered by various players, including Taylor teammate

Clinton Portis

and former Redskins linebacker

LaVar Arrington

. But it was when Taylor's sister spoke that Kearse broke down.

"I cried. I couldn't help it," Kearse said. "And then I had to call my little sister."