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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 27: Jason Taylor #99 of the New York Jets in action against the Washington Redskins during their preseason game on August 27, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Don't hold your breath, though. The 36-year-old defender told reporters at a golf tournament today that he would only consider playing football for one team next year, the New York Jets.
Taylor said he told Jets coach Rex Ryan Tuesday, "If I'm going to play, I want to play with the Jets." The Dolphins career sack leader still wants to play "another year or two" in the NFL, but would rather spend it with a championship contender like the Jets than a rebuilding squad like the Dolphins.
When asked about possibly rejoining the Dolphins, Taylor replied, "I don't think there's a chance in the world that they're going to call" with an offer, adding, "That ship may have sailed, and that's OK."
Considering the way former Dolphins team president Bill Parcells treated Taylor before releasing him in 2010, it's not surprising that he would rather play for the Jets. Sure the Jets released Taylor as well, but at least Rex Ryan answered the phone when Taylor called yesterday.
For Dolphins fans, Taylor's preference for the Jets serves as yet another painful reminder of the failures of Parcells' tenure in Miami. Thanks for nothing, Bill.
David Hill is a Miami native who used to be able to name every quarterback who has started for the Dolphins since Dan Marino retired. He has since lost count.