Jason Taylor (left) and Patriots coach Bill Belichick interact after a game in Foxborough in 2007. (Matthew J. Lee / Globe File)
The possibility of Jason Taylor joining the Patriots has been a notable story since New England owner Robert Kraft mentioned a few months ago that it was possible if Taylor wanted to do so.
Taylor has yet to make up his mind, and one line of thinking is that he’d prefer to return to Miami if the Dolphins are interested.
So where do the Dolphins stand with Taylor?
Shalise Manza Young’s Patriots blog on the Providence Journal website tipped us off to recent comments made by Dolphins coach Tony Sparano in which Sparano said the door hasn’t been closed on Taylor’s return to Miami.
“We’re talking, and when I say we’re talking it’s myself, Jeff [Ireland] and Bill [Parcells]. We’ve talked about Jason. Had several conversations about it,” Sparano said Tuesday on 790 The Ticket. “We’re revisting it now that the draft is over, and we’re getting ready to look down the road at OTAs [organized team activities] here pretty soon. So we’ll revisit it again and see where we are.”
Sparano said the Dolphins’ final decision won’t be dictated by the Patriots’ interest.