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Dolphins Second-Round Pick CB Jamar Taylor Nearly Quit Football Last Year

 

Miami Dolphins former second-round pick CB Jamar Taylor recently mentioned that things got so bad for him last year that he nearly quit football all together.

It was to the point last year I thought I was done playing football,” Taylor told the Idaho Statesman. “I didn’t want to play anymore. I was out of it. Thank God for my girlfriend, my family, my pastors and God — because I made it through and kept working. I’m really looking forward to this year. I’m going to turn a lot of heads.”

Taylor’s rookie season included hernia and groin injuries that limited him to appearing in just nine games for the Dolphins. In fact, Taylor wound go on to play just 45 snaps last season, according to Pro Football Focus.

Miami re-signed Brent Grimes and brought in veteran CB Cortland Finnegan, which means Taylor will have to compete for playing time next season.

We’ve got a lot of competition (with the Dolphins) but I’m not scared of competition,” Taylor said. “May the best man win. I played with a lot of great DBs here. … I’m healthy and ready to take over the world. That’s my plan.

Even though things didn’t get off to a great start, the Dolphins have said that they are still hoping for big things from Taylor in the coming years.

 

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