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Jason Taylor Signs With Dolphins

Free agent defensive end Jason Taylor has decided to re-sign with the Miami Dolphins after being cut by the Redskins earlier in the off-season. Taylor preferred playing near his home in South Florida, and joins a Dolphins squad coming off a successful 11-5 season.

“My heart has always been in Miami, and so I’m truly excited to call myself a Dolphin once again,” Taylor said in a statement. “I was presented with a number of different opportunities, but in the end the combination of this being the best situation for my family, my love for this community and my tremendous loyalty to a great organization made this an easy decision.”

Reaction: The Patriots had been interested in the future Hall-of-Fame pass rusher, but will now have to look elsewhere.

Julius Peppers rumors continue to fly around, but it just doesn’t make sense for the Pats if they also want to re-sign Richard Seymour and Vincent Wilfork. Peppers will probably seek a long-term contract similar to the one Albert Haynesworth got from the Redskins (up to $100 million).

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