Dolphins DE Jason Taylor Has Minor Shoulder Surgery
Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor missed the start of a week-long seminar at Harvard Business School Monday, apparently due to lingering effects of a procedure he recently had performed on his right shoulder.
Taylor was among 40 players signed up for the seminar, the result of a partnership between the NFL and the university designed to help players develop skills they can put to use when their playing careers come to an end. Monday’s session was considered an introduction to the course, meaning Taylor could still arrive Tuesday and not miss significant class time.
While Taylor, 35, has not made his plans known for next season, the procedure could be taken as an indication that he plays to play at least one more season. His shoulder problems forced him out of two games last season, against New England and the New York Jets.
He could take the opportunity of his trip to Boston to have a sitdown with the Patriots about where he might play in 2010.
Taylor made it clear in a meeting with reporters on Jan. 29 that he hasn’t reached any conclusions about whether he wants to play next year or where. But he also hasn’t closed any doors and, given his close relationship over the years with Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady, it wouldn’t be a stretch to think he would at least consider an offer from New England. The two sides had talks last year before JT agreed to return to Miami after one disappointing season in Washington.