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Taylor takes $7 million paycut to be a Dolphin

5/13/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Defensive end Jason Taylor could have returned to Washington in 2009 and made close to $8.5 million. Instead, he has chosen to return home and play one more season for $1.5 million.

I'm normally skeptical when players start talking about wanting to be closer to their families. But in this case, Taylor is putting his money where his mouth is. In some ways, this seems like a noble thing, but it also seems like an indictment of what Dan Snyder is trying to accomplish in Washington. For $8.5 million, I would have found a way to move my family to Washington for a year, especially with some of the summer supersavers I've been seeing on the Internet.