View Full Version : Jason Taylor rejoins Dolphins

08-01-2011, 09:20 PM
MIAMI (AP)—At the start of a news conference hailing Jason Taylor’s(notes) return to the Miami Dolphins, he introduced himself as a third-round draft pick from Akron—which he was in 1997.

Fourteen years later, Taylor seeks a few more sacks and that elusive first Super Bowl ring. He’ll try for them in the uniform he has worn most of his career.

The NFL’s active career sacks leader, who became a free agent when the New York Jets released him in March, signed Monday to rejoin the Dolphins.

“This is home,” he said. “It fits. It’s easy. It works.”

Taylor, who turns 37 on Sept. 1, spent his first 11 seasons with the Dolphins and still lives in South Florida. He played for Washington in 2008, then rejoined the Dolphins in 2009, and last year he had hoped for an offer to remain in Miami.

But Taylor clashed with Dolphins football czar Bill Parcells and signed instead with their biggest rival, the Jets. Even then, he maintained a good relationship with Miami coach Tony Sparano.

Parcells’ departure last season made Taylor’s return possible.