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LB Taylor decided to ink with the Jets

The Jets have themselves a new veteran LB, as reports are coming in that Jason Taylor has decided to sign with New York.

Jason Taylor hesitated as long as he could, and the Dolphins never showed much interest. So he’s finally decided to join the Jets.

The long-time Dolphin is set to join the New York Jets, as first reported by Miami Herald beat writer columnist Armando Salguero. ESPN’s Adam Schefter writes it’s a two-year deal worth $13.75, but it’s really a one-year, $3.75 million contract.

Even that second number has to include a lot of phony money and/or incentives. We’ve written previously that the years governing the uncapped year limited the Jets to offering $1.5 million in base salary for Taylor.

In Taylor, the Jets have someone that can still be effective as a situational pass-rusher. He won’t be asked to do much else. This move will likely keep Adalius Thomas from joining the Jets. Thomas is expected to be released by New England.

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