Sparano Speaks on Taylor; Says He’d Like Him Back

Taylor at his golf outing

As Jason Taylor throws out the fact that he does want to be a part of the Dolphins in 2008, coach Tony Sparano is now throwing out vibes that wanting the veteran DE back. “I wanted to make it clear to Jason that we as an organization want him back here, and that I was anxious to see him running around here with his teammates,” Sparano said. “I think Jason left with a pretty clear understand of that from my end.”

It was just two weeks ago that Sparano took a hard stance on Taylor, saying it was understood he would not be at the mini-camps or at training camp. Taylor said in a press conference he put on Sunday that he never gave indication of that. Seems like some miscommunication somewhere. “The information that I had then is the information that I have now,” Sparano said. “That’s the last I’ll say about it.”

The Fins have a mandatory mini-camp this weekend, and Taylor will not be at that, but as for training camp, that is still anyone’s guess. Some players spoke out about Taylor as well today, saying they know little about where the former defensive player of the year stands. “I’m not really concerned about that,” linebacker Joey Porter said. “That stuff is really not up to me at this point. I have no control over that.”

The Dolphins will probably still look as options of moving Taylor, but at least for now it looks as if both sides seem fit that when and if the times comes to play, Taylor will be a part of the team in some shape or form.


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