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Jason Taylor

Jason Taylor - #99 - LB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 244 lbs.
Birthday 09/01/1974
Birthplace Pittsburgh, PA
College Akron
Years played 16
Drafted 1997, 3rd round, 13th pick by Dolphins

Dolphins expected to seek pass rusher to pair with Wake

Posted Jan. 06, 2012 @ 12:54 p.m. ET
In light of the retirement of Jason Taylor, look for the Dolphins to seek some pass-rushing help to pair with OLB Cameron Wake, PFW reports in its AFC Whispers.

Dolphins DE Taylor set to retire

Posted Dec. 28, 2011 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
Dolphins veteran DE Jason Taylor has decided to retire following his team's Week 17 game against the Jets, with whom he played last season.

Patriots-Dolphins matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
Patriots OTs Matt Light and Sebastian Vollmer will need to keep the Dolphins' outside 'backers from disrupting Tom Brady's rhythm.

Taylor returns to Dolphins

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
Veteran DE-OLB Jason Taylor is returning to Miami, he announced on his Facebook page.

NFL agent Wichard dies

Posted March 11, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
NFL agent Gary Wichard of Pro Tect Management died on Friday at the age of 60. An NFLPA certified contract advisor, Wichard founded Pro Tect Management in 1980 and represented some top NFL players.

Report: Jets cut four veterans

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
The Jets released three defenders and a former starting offensive lineman Monday. Cut are OLB Jason Taylor, ORT Damien Woody, NT Kris Jenkins and DE Vernon Gholston.

Jets look to go young on defensive line

Posted Jan. 29, 2011 @ 5:30 p.m. ET
The Jets appeared worn down at the end of the season, a problem that management will look to fix with an injection of youth on the defensive line.

Jets OLB Taylor misses practice with concussion

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 8:06 p.m. ET
Jets OLB Jason Taylor missed practice Wednesday with a concussion but passed the test put forth to him by doctors and was cleared to practice with the team on Thursday.

Proven veterans focused on leading Jets to next level

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 7:10 p.m. ET
Former Chargers star LaDainian Tomlinson is one of several veteran players in their first year with the Jets who are hoping to carry the team further than it got last season — the AFC title game.    

Rotation key to good health for Jets' outside ’backers

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
The Jets' outside linebacker rotation has allowed all three players to stay fresh and avoid an overwhelming physical toll.

Jets-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 8:27 p.m. ET
Rex Ryan's "D" has been effective at bringing down quarterbacks of late, making at least three sacks in each of the past four games and 14 sacks total during that span, and the Bears' offensive line faces a tough ...

Jets LB Pace ruled out for Sunday

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
Jets LB Calvin Pace did not travel with the team to Buffalo and will not play in Week Four. Pace, an eight-year veteran, broke his foot in August but returned to practice for the first time this week.

Taylor excelling as Jets 'closer'

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
Jason Taylor has a knack for making big plays at the end of games, and that's exactly what the Jets need.

League-high six NFL players hail from Pittsburgh high school

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
Woodland Hills High School in Pittsburgh is the alma mater of a league-high six current NFL players, while the state of California is home to an NFL-high 211.

Jets LB Pace (foot) out six weeks

Posted Aug. 29, 2010 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
The Jets' leader in sacks in 2009, LB Calvin Pace, will be out six weeks after suffering a broken foot against Washington Friday night.

Report: Taylor to sign with Jets

Posted April 20, 2010 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
Former Dolphins OLB Jason Taylor will sign a one-year deal with the Jets as early as Wednesday, Taylor's agent, Gary Wichard, told the Miami Herald.

Dolphins in no hurry to bring Taylor back

Posted March 26, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
The Dolphins are in need of an outside linebacker, but they're not rushing to have Jason Taylor fill the void.

Dolphins' Taylor has surgery, set to become free agent

Posted Feb. 19, 2010 @ 8:09 p.m. ET
Dolphins OLB Jason Taylor recently underwent shoulder surgery, which should keep him out of action approximately three months, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.


Posted Dec. 28, 2011
Taylor says he'll retire after this season, his 15th in the NFL and his 13th with the Miami Dolphins.||||||| Taylor, who made the announcement following practice Wednesday, leads all active players with 139 1/2 sacks, which ranks sixth all-time. He has six fumble returns for touchdowns, an NFL record. He'll conclude his career Sunday against the New York Jets. It'll be his 204th game with the Dolphins, which ranks second to Dan Marino's 242.
Posted Aug. 01, 2011
Taylor says he's rejoining the Miami Dolphins.||||||| The NFL's active career sacks leader, who wants to play a 15th NFL season, disclosed his plans Monday on his foundation's Facebook page. The Dolphins declined to comment. The linebacker-defensive end had five sacks in 2010 to increase his career total to 132 1/2. He played in all 16 games for the Jets, including five as a starter.
Posted Jan. 19, 2011
Taylor has sat out the team's first practice in preparation for the AFC championship game at Pittsburgh, but has been cleared by doctors to play Sunday night.||||||| Coach Rex Ryan says Wednesday that Taylor was injured at some point during the Jets' 28-21 win at New England last Sunday, and felt the effects of it later that night. Ryan says he expects Taylor to practice Thursday after he passed medical tests and is "ready to roll."
Posted Sept. 24, 2010
Taylor is listed as questionable with an elbow injury but is expected to play at Miami on Sunday night.||||||| Taylor was limited in Friday's practice while recovering from an injured left elbow. Sunday's game will mark the first for Taylor against his former team.
Posted Sept. 22, 2010
Taylor expects to hear jeers and hopes to hear cheers when steps back onto the Miami Dolphins' field Sunday night wearing the uniform South Floridians hate most.||||||| No. 99 is a longtime local favorite, but Taylor's new green and white New York Jets jersey is sure to color the reception he receives. The game will be Taylor's first against the Dolphins after 12 seasons with them. The NFL's active sack leader wanted to finish his career in Miami, but when there was no contract offer from the Bill Parcells regime last offseason, he reluctantly signed with the Jets.