Jason Taylor's career in pictures

  • Football star Jason Taylor and his partner Edyta Sliwinska perform on last season's Dancing with the Stars. ABC

  • Jason Taylor, left, shares a laugh with former Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday, as Miami played the Chicago Bears in the AFC-NFC Hall of Fame Game at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio, on Monday, Aug. 8, 2005. JARED LAZARUS / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • The Dolphins' Jason Taylor leaps into the end zone to score in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during their Thanksgiving day game, Nov. 27, 2003, at Texas Stadium in Irving. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth quarter at Dolphin Stadium on Nov. 19, 2006. ELIOT J. SCHECTER / GETTY IMAGES

  • Miami Dolphins rookie defensive end Jason Taylor celebrates the team's preseason victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Aug. 31, 1997. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon is sacked by the Dolphins' Jason Taylor during their game, Oct. 31, 1999 at Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, Ca. DAVID BERGMAN / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway (7) is unable to get away from Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor during a game on Dec. 21, 1998. Elway was sacked for a loss on the play. COLIN BRALEY / REUTERS

  • Jason Taylor at the grand opening celebration of Levinson Jewelers Las Olas store in Fort Lauderdale on February 5, 2009. DAVID DECOTEAU / DAVID DECOTEAU

  • Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, left, Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, center, and the Miami Dolphin's Jason Taylor listen to President Barack Obama at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Monday. PATRICK FARRELL/MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • President Barack Obama shakes hands with Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, right, and Miami Dolphins star Jason Taylor at a Democratic Party Fundraiser at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach on Monday. PATRICK FARRELL/MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Linebacker Jason Taylor makes a catch in drills during Miami Dolphins training camp at Nova Southeastern University in Davie on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The Dolphins' Jason Taylor is presented with the Walter Payton Man of the Year award before the New York Giants take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII on Feb. 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. HARRY HOW / GETTY IMAGES

  • The Dolphins' Jason Taylor hits Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and causes him to fumble in the second quarter on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007. Miami recovered the football. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth quarter at Dolphin Stadium on Nov. 19, 2006. ELIOT J. SCHECTER / GETTY IMAGES

  • Dolphins coach Nick Saban talks strategy with Jason Taylor during a game against the Carolina Panthers at Dolphin Stadium, Sept. 24, 2005. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • Jason Taylor, left, shares a laugh with former Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday, as Miami played the Chicago Bears in the AFC-NFC Hall of Fame Game at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio, on Monday, Aug. 8, 2005. JARED LAZARUS / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor is pumped after a big defensive stop against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 26, 2004 at Pro Player Stadium. JARED LAZARUS / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor sacks Washinton Redskins quarterback Tim Hasselbeck for a yard loss during their game on Nov. 24, 2003. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • The Dolphins' Jason Taylor leaps into the end zone to score in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during their Thanksgiving day game, Nov. 27, 2003, at Texas Stadium in Irving. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon is sacked by the Dolphins' Jason Taylor during their game, Oct. 31, 1999 at Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, Ca. DAVID BERGMAN / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway (7) is unable to get away from Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor during a game on Dec. 21, 1998. Elway was sacked for a loss on the play. COLIN BRALEY / REUTERS

  • Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor tries to pump up the fans and his teammates during first-half action against the St. Louis Rams at Pro Player Stadium, Oct. 18, 1998. DAVID BERGMAN / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins rookie defensive end Jason Taylor celebrates the team's preseason victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Aug. 31, 1997. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • Dolphins rookie defensive end Jason Taylor attends mini-camp at Dolphins headquarters in Davie, April 25, 1997. JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF