Running back Fred Taylor extended his NFL career for two seasons with the Patriots but Friday he will retire as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team he represented for 11 seasons.
The Jaguars will sign Taylor, 35, allowing him to retire as a member of the Jaguars, according to the Jackonsville Times-Union.
Jacksonville drafted Taylor with the ninth overall pick out of the University of Florida in 1998. A native of Pahokee, Fla., Taylor went on to play 13 seasons, collecting 11,695 total rushing yards and 66 rushing touchdowns.
Injuries hampered Taylor in his two seasons with the Patriots (2009-10). He played in 13 games with the Patriots, running for 424 yards on 106 carries and four touchdowns.