Reports: Taylor calls news conference to discuss future

Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor has scheduled a news conference for 11:30 a.m. Sunday, according to numerous reports out of South Florida.

Taylor is expected to to tell the media what his agent has been saying all along -- that he would like to be traded by the Dolphins to a contender.

However, Taylor's agent said his client didn't call the news conference to request a trade.

"Nobody is demanding or threatening anything," Gary Wichard said, according to the Palm Beach Post. "He's going to walk in, and whatever questions the media asks he will answer as he sees fit. This is an informal gathering. There will be no announcements."

Wichard said it's no secret that Taylor would like a fresh start.

"Do you think we have not spoken to them about the possibility of being traded?" Wichard said, according to the Palm Beach Post. "This is not a big-time story. He's not doing this to announce he wants to be traded."

The Dolphins, who are upset that Taylor spent the offseason on the TV show "Dancing With the Stars" rather than in South Florida working out with teammates, weren't planning to have Taylor on hand when they hold a mandatory minicamp June 6-8.

"I'm under contract with the Dolphins," Taylor told The Associated Press Wednesday after playing in a pro-am for the Principal Charity Classic, a Champions Tour event in Iowa. "... Football doesn't start until July and training camp, so I'll be all right. I've been in L.A. and so far removed from it. Like I said, I'll deal with that when I get there."

Taylor returned home to South Florida to host his own charity golf tournament Sunday and Monday. He had been in California fielding acting offers after finishing the reality show.

Miami coach Tony Sparano said last week that Taylor isn't expected to take part in any team activities through training camp.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.