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Taylor and Dophins Agree to Part Ways

From Jason Cole at Yahoo! Sports

Dolphins DE Jason Taylor has already moved away from South Florida. The only thing left is to figure out his next address. Three sources close to the Dolphins organization said this week that Taylor and the team he has been part of for 11 years have graciously agreed to part ways between now and the NFL draft April 26. There’s no animosity between Taylor and new Dolphins guru Bill Parcells or coach Tony Sparano. Taylor knows the end of his career is near and he’s already beginning his transition. He told the Dolphins a month ago that he was going to take part in the “Dancing with the Stars” television series. For that, Taylor has already moved to Los Angeles to prepare and he could be on the show until mid-May, cutting significantly into any offseason program with the Dolphins. Taylor has two years left on a contract that pays him $7.5 million this season and $8 million in 2008. Not that the Dolphins can’t afford that money, but they need players for the long-term a lot more. Taylor isn’t interested in the long-term. If he’s going to play – and that is an “if” – he wants to do it for a team that will contend.


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