Update [2008-3-2 11:57:45 by Matty I]: ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Bill Parcells has told him that Jason Taylor "will be playing for Miami in 2008 unless he chooses to retire." This contradicts Jason Cole's report below. Parcells says of the report by Cole, "This latest report is just another example of journalistic irresponsibility."
Maybe Bill is right. Or maybe Bill didn't want teams to know that Taylor won't be back because potential trade partners might be inclined to offer less knowing Taylor isn't a wanted guy in Miami. Either way, take all this with a grain of salt and wait to see how it all plays out. [end update]
Yahoo's Jason Cole is reporting that the Dolphins and Jason Taylor will part ways between now and April's draft:
Three sources close to the Dolphins organization said this week that Taylor and the team he has been part of for 11 years have graciously agreed to part ways between now and the NFL draft April 26. There's no animosity between Taylor and new Dolphins guru Bill Parcells or coach Tony Sparano.
There are just plans that each side has. Those plans don't include each other.
The one rumor making rounds all over the internet is that the Packers are willing to give Miami a 2nd round pick and a 4th round pick for Taylor. Another rumor is that the Vikings are offering their 2nd round pick and 3rd round pick.
So I leave the floor open to you all: what would you NEED to get in return in order to part with Jason Taylor?