Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Jason Taylor is back with the Dolphins

Last season, the redskins give up a 2nd and 6th round picks to get Jason Taylor to fill needs at the Defensive End position because Phillip Daniels was injured for 2008. Taylor was then injured throughout last season, but he did give the team 3.5 sacks. The team released him, and today he is back with the Miami Dolphins according to

"For veteran defensive end Jason Taylor, signing with the Miami Dolphins today meant playing for less money than he could have gotten from the New New England Patriots, according to John Clayton of

Ultimately, the 34-year-old former NFL Defensive Player of the Year and six-time Pro Bowl selection reportedly struck a one-year, $1.1 million deal that also contains an extra $400,000 in incentive clauses. The contract was finalized today.

In a statement, Taylor said: “My heart has always been in Miami and so I’m truly excited to call myself a Dolphin once again. I was presented with a number of different opportunities, but in the end the combination of this being the best situation for my family, my love for this community and my tremendous loyalty to a great organization made this an easy decision.”

With the Washington Redskins, which acquired Taylor in a trade last year, he was due $8.5 million. However, Taylor was cut this offseason after informing the Redskins that he didn’t want to take part in their offseason training program because he wanted to spend time with his family.

Taylor, who has registered 120 1/2 career sacks, reportedly drew interest from over 12 NFL teams.

During his lone season in Washington, Taylor was limited to four sacks and 29 tackles due to injuries."

Skins fans have to wonder why the team give up two drafts picks to Miami for Taylor and then goes back to Miami again. Oh yeah, I forgot, we have two people in the organization that are clueless to build a championship contender through the draft and free agency. So this shouldn't surprise anyone by no means.

Taylor One Year Deal is Worth $1.1 Million

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