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Rex Ryan wanted Jason Taylor back

Updated: October 13, 2011, 11:46 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Coach Rex Ryan wanted linebacker Jason Taylor back with the New York Jets after the lockout ended.

"I'll say this: We would have loved to have him back," Ryan said.

Instead, the Dolphin-turned-Jet, who talked of retirement at the end of the Jets' playoff run, turned into a Dolphin again and will be on the opposite side of the field when the teams play at MetLife Stadium on Monday.

"Things worked out here and it fits," Taylor said Thursday on a conference ...

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