Taylor wants to play next season, preferably for Dolphins

MIAMI -- NFL active sacks leader Jason Taylor said he wants to play next season and hopes to remain with the Dolphins, but he concedes he might not be wanted back.

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"They're looking for replacements right now," Taylor said at an event for his foundation Friday. "If they don't find who they want and if teams don't find who they want, then that's when your phone starts ringing."

A six-time Pro Bowl pick, Taylor has spent 12 of his 13 seasons with the Dolphins. He was exiled to the Washington Redskins in 2008, then returned to Miami in 2009 with a one-year contract. He had seven sacks, one interception and forced three fumbles this season, and at 35, he wants to continue his career.

"I know I can play. It's just a matter of being in the right situation," Taylor said. "It's a business, and we'll see what direction it takes us."

The Dolphins are in the market for an upgrade at linebacker and haven't said whether they want Taylor or 32-year-old Joey Porter back.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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