Like today with Jason Taylor and the Jets. And Leigh Bodden with the Patriots last month.
Every reporter, both national and local beat reporter, seems to have an opinion or nugget of information to share when it comes to Taylor, who is visiting the Jets’ New Jersey facility today.
Miami Herald columnist Armando Salguero has tweeted this afternoon that Taylor’s agent, Gary Wichard, told him this morning that Taylor would not sign with the Jets during this visit and the “Jets pitch will have to be compelling to change that.”
About an hour ago, Salguero said, “JT wants to stay in Miami. He wants to play 2 more years. Dolphins are reluctant to offer him a 2-yr or any deal. We’ll see what Jets say.”
But within the last 15 minutes or so, NY Post NFL writer Bart Hubbuch has posted a series of tweets about Taylor’s visit.
“Jason Taylor’s agent [Wichard] told me Taylor won’t sign immediately with the Jets, but will go back to Miami ‘to think it over’ instead…The agent said Taylor is on a two-day visit with the Jets, returning to Miami late Thursday afternoon…The agent said Taylor is ‘very flattered’ by the Jets’ interest and feels he can win a Super Bowl with Rex Ryan & Co….Don’t be surprised if Taylor eventually signs with the Jets, but it doesn’t sound as if it’s going to happen today or tomorrow.”
Hubbuch added that Taylor arrived this morning and spent the day touring the new Meadowlands stadium and the Jets’ new facility and that Wichard “angrily” denied that his client is visiting the Jets to revive talks with the Dolphins.
There is mutual interest between the Patriots and Taylor, but Taylor is rehabbing a shoulder injury, and that may be playing a role in New England’s (and possibly Miami’s) reluctance to sign him now, when he can’t participate fully in a team’s offseason program — New York, however, may be willing to bring him aboard and let him continue rehabbing away from its facility.