Thursday, June 19, 2008

Taylor to Packers Rumor Gaining Steam

This is becoming somewhat of an annual tradition for the Packers organization. It's the yearly off-season rumor that Green Bay is close to acquiring or signing a big name NFL star. A few years ago, there was speculation about Warren Sapp. We all know the drama that surrounded the Randy Moss courtship. But this year, the rumors focus around Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor. We're also going to get the obligatory Dancing With the Stars reference out of the way right now, so we can focus on the rumors.

Those rumors are that the Packers have contacted the Dolphins about Jason Taylor. The Dolphins aren't saying much, but the Packers defensive coordinator Bob Sanders, as well as their defensive tackles coach Robert Nunn, are speaking highly of Taylor. Reportedly, the Packers would like Taylor to commit to more than just his desired one season, and wouldn't want to give up a first-round pick to do so.

The defensive line is one of the stronger units on the Packers team, and we'd welcome this addition. Aaron Kampman and Cullen Jenkins are the assumed starters at defensive end, but surely Taylor would be thrown right into the mix. He could also fill a potential void left by Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, whose knee problem could be worse than originally thought.

I don't imagine this trade ever happening, but I certainly would welcome it.


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