Taylor to be a Dolphin again? 'No ships have sailed,' he says

Jason Taylor isn't ready to end his celebrated NFL career just yet. Could a third go-around with the Miami Dolphins be on the horizon?

The Dolphins' all-time sack leader ruled out another run with the team four months ago, saying "that ship has sailed." But the 36-year-old seemed more open to the idea Friday.

"I appreciate the interest and the concern if there is any," Taylor told the South Florida Sun Sentinel at former NBA star Alonzo Mourning's charity golf outing in Miami. "No ships have sailed, no bridges have been burned.

"There's nothing to do right now (because of the NFL lockout). I'm going to play this year, if there's a season, and I think there will be. ... Until this thing works itself out, I'm playing golf."

Taylor played with the Dolphins from 1997 to 2007, then returned in 2009 after a one-year stop with the Washington Redskins. He spent last season with the AFC East rival New York Jets, who released him in February, making him a free agent.

Taylor shares a trainer with several Dolphins, but he hasn't participated in any workouts with them. He also said talk of a reunion has never come up.

"I really don't talk at all about the business side of things," Taylor said. "We talk as friends."

The Sun Sentinel reported that the Dolphins are looking for a veteran linebacker to pair with second-year pro Koa Misi opposite Pro Bowl pass rusher Cameron Wake. Taylor spoke positively about working with a player as talented as Wake and likened it to memories of his Miami heyday.

"It's a good spot. It's a good fit for both players," Taylor said. "It's good to be opposite Cam Wake and then for Cam to have somebody opposite him, too. It's very beneficial to both sides. I had the pleasure of playing with Adewale Ogunleye and Trace Armstrong and Kenny Mixon and those guys. We kind of scratch each other's backs."

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