While it’s not exactly the world’s best kept secret that there is tension between the Dolphins and Jason Taylor, the writing about him not being part of the team in 2008 seems even more evident after new coach Tony Sparano spoke out today during a voluntary team practice with just Taylor not there. The new coach stated that Taylor has indicated he won’t be at any of the OTA’s, or at training camp.
“I’m glad we know this. We’ve gotten the information, and that’s important,” Sparano said, adding he knows Taylor “is not going to be in any mini-camps, and I know that right now Jason is not going to be at training camp. That being said, we need to discuss the current players on our team right now that have been busting their butt for nine weeks here.”
The 33-year-old Taylor said he wants to stick around with the Fins, but it seems more and more that maybe the Fins don’t want him. It looks as if he will be shopped around again, like he was just before the draft when a deal was close to being reached with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Taylor finished second overall in the finals of “Dancing with the Stars,” that wrapped up last night in Los Angeles.
There has been talk that Taylor’s outside interests as well as not being at the recent OTA’s is more then enough for new VP Bill Parcells, GM Jeff Ireland and coach Sparano to show him the door. Now only time will tell if he gets shipped and where that might be.