The Jets are making one final push to lure in Dolphins LB Jason Taylor, according to a report in the Star-Ledger. A source told the paper that Jets owner Woody Johnson, GM Mike Tannenbaum and coach Rex Ryan held a conference call on Wednesday with Taylor’s agent Gary Wichard.
The Jets have been rather aggressive in pursuing Taylor, as the Dolphins have appeared more lukewarm, but they have not pushed him into a decision. The New York Daily News reports that the Jets’ approach could favor the team, as the paper is reporting that Taylor is leaning heavily toward signing a two-year deal with New York. But a decision could be pushed into next week.
The Jets have dominated the headlines by acquiring CB Antonio Cromartie, WR Santonio Holmes and RB LaDainian Tomlinson. Moves that Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco compared to the New York Yankees’ collection of mercenary talent on his Twitter page.
Want to know how the Jets can seal this deal? Send in Fireman Ed. Oh wait, maybe not.