According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, sources told him Taylor will end his 15-year career this season.
Even though Taylor played with a couple different teams later in his career, he will always be remembered as a Miami Dolphin. He leads the franchise in sacks, and is also sixth all-time among NFL sack leaders.
Salguero stated that it's "not fully known" as to why Taylor is retiring, but I'm sure after the game Taylor will let us all know.
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The veteran linebacker will be 38 next season. The NFL takes a toll on the players, and the game could just be too grueling for Taylor.
Or perhaps he's ready for a new chapter in his life. After all, he's had a fantastic career, even managing to shine in Hollywood for a bit. I know everyone remembers his stint on Dancing With the Stars.
Despite getting older, Taylor has had a productive season. Well, when it comes to rushing the pass that is. He only has 17 tackles on the year, but his seven sacks is good enough for second on the team behind Cameron Wake.
Taylor is perhaps the best player ever from the Akron Zips, and he will go down as one of the best Dolphins ever, as his love for the team is very strong. Evidence of this is the fact that even though the team traded him in 2008, he ended up coming back.
He also came back this season after playing with the Jets last year, which we now the reason was primarily to finish his career as a Dolphin.
As a six-time Pro Bowl selection with 139.5 career sacks, Taylor is definitely a candidate for the Hall of Fame one day.
Miami fans will remember Taylor as a relentless pass-rusher who helped the Dolphins find success for many years.