L.T. joins recruiting effort to land Taylor
Fireman Ed may not want Jason Taylor to sign with the Jets, but that doesn’t mean the current players aren’t interested in landing the former Pro Bowler.
The free agent defensive end met with the New York Jets for a second-straight day on Thursday as the organization continued its push to sign the six-time Pro Bowler.
Even the newly acquired LaDainian Tomlinson got in on the act.
"I pitched my part in trying to get him here," Tomlinson told the Associated Press. "Hopefully, things get done because we can definitely use him."
Taylor—a 13-year veteran out of Akron—recorded 42 stops (33 solo), seven sacks and three forced fumbles for the Miami Dolphins in 2009.
"I think this is the perfect fit for him," Tomlinson said. "When you think about it, and Jason's obviously thinking about it, he probably can see himself being here. I think we've got a great shot of getting him."
Signing with the Gang Green could be just what Taylor needs to end his career on a high note. After registering double-digit sack totals five times from 2002-2007, the defensive end has only amassed 10.5 sacks over the last two seasons.
New York ranked No. 1 in the NFL in total defense in 2009, giving up an average of just 252.3 yards per game.
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