Thursday, April 15, 2010
Reports: Taylor closer to joining Jets
By Tim Graham
ESPN's Adam Schefter and New York Daily News reporter Rich Cimini are reporting Jason Taylor is on the verge of deciding he'll sign with the New York Jets.
Cimini, citing a source close to Taylor, blogs that the longtime Miami Dolphins pass-rusher is "leaning heavily toward accepting the Jets' offer, believed to be a two-year contract."
ESPNNewYork.com's Jane McManus also touched on the Taylor situation, among other Jets items on her blog.
It has been a week since Taylor and his wife made a two-day visit with the Jets. Agent Gary Wichard previously said he expected Taylor to take at least until the middle of the week to mull his options.
The Jets need Taylor to act quickly because they're limited by the "final eight" plan that essentially prohibits teams that reached the second round of the playoffs from signing unrestricted free agents until one departs. The Jets finally lost one when kicker Jay Feely went to the Arizona Cardinals. So if Taylor doesn't want to be the incoming player, the Jets would like to pursue someone else.
The Dolphins have told Taylor they want to wait until after the draft to address his future with the club he starred for a dozen seasons.