Originally posted on Shutdown Corner  |  Last updated 12/29/11
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 will be a time for thank...
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