Jason Taylor has played his last game for the Miami Dolphins, as a Miami Dolphin. Head coach Tony Sparano announced today that the Miami management team and staff have been notified that JT will not attend any voluntary OTA’s, will not attend mini-camp, will not attend mandatory workouts, and will not be in Miami for training camp. Jason Taylor has notified the team that he wants to be traded.
“This is what I know and I’m glad we know this,” Sparano said. “We got new information and that’s important. I know that Jason is not going to be at any OTAs [Organized Team Activities]. I know that Jason is not going to be at any minicamps. I know Jason is not going to be at training camp.
“Jason is a player under contract with the Miami Dolphins. He knows that. Both parties are well aware of the information. That’s all I’m going to say about it.”
In the even that a trade is not made, Jason will likely retire from the NFL rather than return to Miami a Dolphin.
The news has been broken by Sparano following the morning OTA practices that had started today. Jason is headed to L.A. this afternoon and had made it publicly clear that he would not be in Miami for OTA’s. Earlier this week, Jason said that he did not need to be at voluntary workouts and that he would be there for mandatory ones, he has apperently switched tunes.
Barring a change of heart, it looks as though the days of Jason Taylor are over.