BY JEFF DARLINGTON
At sunrise, it was still an unresolved mess that had lasted months and appeared destined to last even longer. At sunset, it was done. And one of the greatest defensive players in Dolphins history was gone.
The long, twisted soap opera involving Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor rapidly cleaned itself up Sunday when a perfect suitor, the Redskins, suddenly were desperate for the Pro Bowler’s skills after a severe injury to one of their own.
As a result, Miami got its price, receiving a second-round pick in 2009 and a sixth-round pick in 2010 for Taylor. And Taylor got his wish, landing with a playoff contender in a major market.
”I want to thank Jason for all of his contributions to the Dolphins and to South Florida,” Dolphins managing general partner Wayne Huizenga said. “Ever since he joined the team as a rookie, he has been outstanding on the field and a leader in our community. Whether it was his intensity between the lines or his commitment to his charitable works, he made a lasting impact here.
“I will miss Jason, and on behalf of the entire Dolphins organization, I want to wish him the best of success with the Redskins.”
Source: Miami Herald