Dolphins LB Jason Taylor to Retire After Season Ends

Jason Taylor retiring after the season ends Sunday

Dolphins linebacker Jason Taylor will retire following Sunday’s regular season finale against the Jets.

In a reserve role during his third stint with the Dolphins, the 37-year-old Taylor ranks second on the team with seven quarterback sacks and 13 quarterback hits. Taylor is unsigned for 2012.

A third-round pick (73rd overall) out of Akron in 1997, Taylor ranks sixth with 139.5 quarterback sacks during a 15-year career that has included six trips to the Pro Bowl, five All-Pro selections, an NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award (2006) and the inclusion on the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 2000s.

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