After Pro Bowl year, Taylor to consider retirement

DAVIE, Fla. -- Following his best season, Miami Dolphins
defensive end Jason Taylor says he'll consider retirement at age

Taylor scored twice on interceptions, had 13.5 sacks and is a
contender for NFL defensive player of the year. But following
Sunday's season-ending loss at Indianapolis, he said retirement is
a possibility.

"Yes, I will have to think about it, and there are no
guarantees," Taylor said.

At 6-10, Miami failed to make the playoffs for the fifth year in
a row.

Coach Nick Saban is hoping the offseason will rekindle Taylor's
enthusiasm for the game.

"He plays and competes so hard, that guy is worn out right
now," Saban said Monday. "We discussed it. He said, 'I just need
to go get some rest and get my batteries charged.'"