Wyche: Taylor decision likely coming after draft


NFL.com senior writer Steve Wyche took a spin in the Around the League chair Friday on NFL Total Access, and he dropped some serious knowledge on the Jets’ pursuit of Jason Taylor and potential No. 1 overall draft pick Sam Bradford‘s status.

  • Intrigue abounds in the Taylor story. Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said Thursday that he hadn’t given Taylor a specific deadline to decide on the team’s offer, but he expected an answer before next week’s draft. Wyche spoke with Taylor’s agent, Gary Wichard, who indicated he will speak with the veteran linebacker when he returns from Costa Rica early next week and a decision most likely will be made after the draft. Given that the Dolphins have said they won’t address Taylor’s situation until after the draft, it might be that Taylor is waiting to see the team’s stance.
  • According to Wyche, both the Rams and the Bradford camp are open to negotiating a contract, but discussions haven’t been broached. The Rams aren’t committing to a No. 1 overall pick, avoiding contract talk to instead leave the team’s intentions wide open. The Rams held an individual workout with Bradford on Friday.
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