I spoke too soon. Here comes Miami.
Where are the Jets? The last time I checked we run a 3-4 too.
Taylor Launches Official Flirtation With Pats, Dolphins
Posted by Mike Florio on March 29, 2009, 10:08 p.m.
Amid increasing chatter that defensive end Jason Taylor could sign with the Patriots or reunite with the Dolphins, Taylor has semi-officially declared that both teams are possible destinations for him in 2009.
On Sunday night, Taylor was asked about recent comments from Pats owner Robert Kraft regarding the team’s interest in Taylor’s services.
“I did hear that. I can’t lie,” Taylor said, according to Tim Graham of ESPN.com. “I have not talked to Robert Kraft. We’ll leave it at that. Those things will sort themselves out, and hopefully in the near future so I can get back to work.
“But it’s great to be wanted. It’s great to be wanted. Sure, especially an organization like them or the Dolphins.”
Ah, yes. The Dolphins. It’s interesting how Taylor slipped that one in there.
So would he play for them again?
“Absolutely,” Taylor said. “There’s no reason I wouldn’t.”
It’s a far cry from a year ago, when Taylor wanted no part of a team that he regarded as a rag-tag bunch, mired in a protracted rebuilding effort. Now that the Fins are the defending AFC East champs, they look a lot better to the 2006 NFL defensive player of the year.
And if Taylor can get the Pats and the Fins to try to outdo each other in order to land him, Taylor will end up with a much better contract than he’d get if only one of the them were interested.
Taylor ultimately was traded by the Dolphins to the Redskins in July for a second-round pick. The ‘Skins cut him earlier this month after he refused to tie a portion of his 2008 pay to participation in offseason workouts.