Jason Taylor Cut From Redskins

The PhinisherCorrespondent IMarch 2, 2009


Here's a link to the summation.

Basically, JT was opting out of offseason workouts just like last year. The Skins were going to pay him the full amount of his $8.5 million this year, and only asked him to sign a $500,000 workout bonus.

Taylor refused.

First, before I get to the intrigue, I want to know if this is the best move by the Triumverate in Miami? A second rounder this year and a sixth next year for a guy who played a handful of games for the Skins?

The Skins just don't understand this stuff.

Now to the nonsense. This all comes just weeks after the odd rumors that Taylor apparently wanted out of Washington. First there were rumors that he would find freedom by refusing to renegotiate his huge cap number. The Skins decided to keep him despite that figure. Maybe the man refused the workouts in order to get his release.

Here's the inevitable question, Phins fans: Would you take JT back for a one-year, $4 million contract? Or say a 2-year, $7 million with five guaranteed?

Of course all of this is contingent upon whether or not he would train with the team.

Just wondering. I'm very much on the fence with this, but if JT gave a BIG hometown discount, signed a one-year contract, promised to workout with the team (etc., etc.) all in order to finish his career out in Miami, well, in that case I don't see how it would hurt.

JT at any age makes a much better mentor for Cameron Wake—and whoever they draft—than Matt Roth. Plus there's never enough OLBs in a 3-4. Especially if you have Porter and Taylor starting as bookends...

So, would you?