Is Jason Taylor as good as gone? One and done? That’s what it looks like as of now. From Redskins Insider:
As for ends, there was some discussion about Jason Taylor possibly adding some pass rush as more of a linebacker, and there was talk about keeping him. However, his $8.5 million salary is very steep and he will be approached about coming back at a lesser salary, according to a source. That’s quite unlikely to go down, though. Several of Taylor’s teammates and others who know him well say they do not expect him to accept a reduced rate. In that case he’d rather be a free agent, they say, able to sign where he likes, preferring a system with less rigid responsibilities. He’s a better fit in a 3-4 scheme and would rather play in a warmer area, they say. Some believe he would even go back to Miami at a discount, if Bill Parcells would take him, to finish his career there. Regardless, coming back here for half his salary seems unrealistic at this point.
Having J.T. back would be nice, but he didn’t perform well enough to warrant that kind of salary. Plus, he’s getting a little long in the tooth and is having trouble staying healthy. Looks like the Jason Taylor experiment is over.