Jason Taylor usually addresses the media on Thursdays, but he made an exception this week after it…
Jason Taylor retiring after Sunday
A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Taylor was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Year and the NFL Man of the Year once, "I want to thank Jason for all he has done for the Dolphins and the South Florida community," Dolphins owner Steven Ross said in a statement. "His contributions on the field as one of the greatest players in team history will be remembered by Dolphin fans for years to come, and his charitable works off the field that has benefited so many people will leave a timeless legacy of his community service.
"When I think of Jason, a few things stand out in my mind -- his dynamic role as one of the most feared defensive players in NFL history, a devoted husband and father, and one of the most generous and caring members of our community. Whether it's organizing his "Cool Gear for the School Year" shopping spree for needy children, relentlessly running down a quarterback out of the pocket, or chasing his boys around the Dolphin locker room, Jason exemplifies what it means to be a professional athlete and a role model."
"While he may be retiring as a player, he will always remain an integral part of the Dolphin family, contributing to the team and the community he has grown to love. We congratulate him for all he has done, and we are looking forward to continuing to work with him as he begins the next chapter of his life."
For more coverage of the NFL, go to profootball.scout.com. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider
ZipsReport.com Recommended Stories
Peyton Manning Breaks All-Time TD Record
Peyton Manning emerged alone atop yet another category in the NFL record book tonight vs the Niners, as he tossed touchdown #509 under the national spotlight of Sunday Night Football (NBC). (Photo…Read More
LenDale White escorted out of the Coliseum
Former USC and NFL running back LenDale White added tons of drama to what was a relatively quiet Homecoming weekend for the Trojans.Read More
AP Poll Week Eight
Mississippi State stays No. 1 after the bye week and Florida State is still No. 2 this week...Read More
Essentials from Sunday: Manning and much more
Peyton Manning set the all-time passing touchdowns mark on Sunday night and did it in quick fashion. But Manning wasn’t the only player with a big Sunday.Read More
Keith “Catman” Sutton’s guide to catching blue catfish all year long.Read More