Found December 29, 2011 on Shutdown Corner:
Longtime NFL pass-rushing king Jason Taylor will dance his way out of his fifteenth and final season in the NFL with what he hopes is a flourish. On Wednesday afternoon, the Miami Dolphins outside linebacker announced his retirement and will play his last game on Sunday against the New York Jets. Taylor became one of the most feared defensive players of his generation, his No. 99 frequently in the opposition's backfield. Six times in his career, all in a span between 2000 - 2007, Taylor had double digit sack totals in a season. This span of dominance off the edge included a career high 18.5 sacks in 2002. He is the current NFL sack leader with 139.5 sacks, including seven this season. "It's been a great run in some ways but this will be my last game as a Miami Dolphin and as a professional football player so I plan on looking forward to enjoying this week and soaking it all in for the next few days," Taylor said. "Obviously we have a game left to play. There w...

Sources: Dolphins LB Taylor to retire at season's end

Sources close to the Miami Dolphins say veteran linebacker Jason Taylor will announce his retirement following his team's season finale this weekend.Taylor is expected to call it quits after Sunday's game against the visiting New York Jets. The 37-year-old returned to Miami over the summer after he was cut loose by the Jets in March.Taylor has spent the majority of his career...

Miami Dolphins DE Jason Taylor to retire at season’s end

Miami Dolphins DE Jason Taylor has made the decision to retire at the conclusion of the 2011 NFL regular season according to Dolphins team sources. Jason Taylor is the Miami Dolphins all-time leader in sacks and is currently ranked sixth among all-time NFL sack leaders. Taylor has recorded 139 1/2 career sacks. In his 15th season, Taylor is still effective in pass rush...

Jason Taylor retirement announcement could come as early as today

Jason Taylor will bring his 15-year NFL career to an end this Sunday, fittingly against the New York Jets, according to multiple reports. Taylor, 37, who has spent 13 of those seasons with the Dolphins, returned to Miami this season after playing 2010 with the Jets. He is the NFL’s active career sack leader with [...]

What Jason Taylor means to me

Jason Taylor was drafted out of Akron in the 3rd round with fellow longtime teammate and brother-in-law Zach Thomas out of Texas Tech.  Taylor and Thomas began the rebuilding efforts by Jimmy Johnson as he tried to put his stamp on the team.Jason Taylor is a 6 time pro-bowler with a 3 time all pro 1st team selection on defense.  Taylor has endured the Jimmy Johnson era, three...

Miami DE Jason Taylor Ready To Retire. Will He Dance With The Stars At The Hall Of Fame?

According to the Miami Herald, Jason Taylor plans on hanging up the cleats (or dancing shoes) after 15 seasons. Taylor is now 37 at the end of his career and currently sits 6th on the all time sack list with 139.5 Taylor was named the 2006 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and the 2007 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. Taylor has been on several successful and not so successful...

Jason Taylor to retire, off to HOF ?

This article was written by me for This Given Sunday ( )   According to the Miami Herald, Jason Taylor plans on hanging up the cleats (or dancing shoes) after 15 seasons. Taylor is now 37 at the end of his career and currently...

NFL roundup: Miami's Jason Taylor says he's retiring

Linebacker Jason 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 1391/2 sacks, which ranks sixth all-time. He has six fumble returns for touchdowns, an NFL record.

NFL Briefs: Dolphins' taylor to retire

DAVIE, Fla. — Dolphins linebacker Jason Taylor, the NFL's active sacks leader, said he'll retire after this season, his 15th in the NFL and his 13th with Miami.

Dolphins LB Taylor, sixth all-time in sacks, reportedly to retire

Jason Taylor, who has collected more sacks than any player in Miami Dolphins history, will reportedly play the final game of his 15-year career Sunday.

Miami Dolphins should honor Jason Taylor right away

With one Dolphins game still left in his career tank, and against the nemesis Jets no less, “This is not the time for thank-yous and goodbyes,” Jason Taylor said Wednesday.

Jason Taylor says he’s done, and won’t change his mind

Don’t expect Jason Taylor to pull a Brett Favre. Taylor, who announced his retirement on Wednesday, said that no matter who the Dolphins’ coach is next year, no one is going to convince him to change his mind and keep playing — and no one could get him to play for any other team next…

Footnote to a Rivalry

While the heated rivalry will continue on infinitely, some of the main fuel on that fire will end after tomorrow’s game between the Jets and Dolphins once Jason Taylor retires. Rich Cimini wrote about the relationship between D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Jason Taylor for ESPN NY, noting that they’ve had one of the more unique relationships as rivals, then teammates, then rivals...

News and Notes

Much of the attention around Dolphins camp the last two days has centered around Jason Taylor's decision to retire after Sunday's game against the Jets, but that doesn't mean there aren't other developments worth noting.

Daily Links: Low Cruising Altitude

There’s no denying that this team was just of mediocre talent & execution. [Bergen Record] Sanchez loves the Jets. [NYT] Revis will be a starter in the Pro Bowl. [Bergen Record] Jason Taylor is retiring (again, again, again). [Miami Herald] Should Brick be going to the Pro Bowl? [Jets Rant] Focusing in on the Dolphins. [ESPN NY] Is there some growing doubts around Sanchez? [NFLN]
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