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Jamar Taylor | Defensive Back

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 200
College: Boise State
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Jamar Taylor is competing for the Dolphins' No. 2 cornerback job.
Taylor played just 45 snaps during his injury-filled rookie season, but the Dolphins remain high on his long-term outlook. He made "several standout plays" in OTAs and is in the mix to start opposite Brent Grimes. Cortland Finnegan opened training camp at right cornerback, but could be moved to the slot. Jul 26 - 6:49 PM

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Coach Joe Philbin said second-year CBs Jamar Taylor and Will Davis "will be given every chance" to beat out Cortland Finnegan for the starting job opposite Brent Grimes.

Aside from Grimes, the depth chart at cornerback in Miami is a muddied mess. Finnegan is coming off a horrendous season with the Rams and appeared near done. He battled injury issues, but so did both Taylor and Davis as rookies. Taylor was the 54th overall pick last year but played just 45 defensive snaps. He has decent size at 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds. Finnegan is best in the slot.
May 25 - 10:37 AM

Dolphins second-year CB Jamar Taylor told the Idaho Statesman that he considered quitting football during his disappointing rookie season.

Last year's 54th overall pick, Taylor was part of a Jeff Ireland draft class that provided the team with next to nothing in 2013. Taylor only got on the field for 45 defensive snaps. "It was to the point last year I thought I was done playing football," he said. "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."
Apr 21 - 3:47 PM

A member of the Dolphins staff informed the Miami Herald that the team remains high on second-year CB Jamar Taylor.

Taylor played just 45 defensive snaps as a rookie this past season. The 54th overall pick in last April's draft needed sports hernia surgery in May, and his long recovery from that is cited as one of the main reasons Taylor didn't see the field in 2013. The Dolphins will look to lock up free agent CB Brent Grimes, but they'll still need another starter with Nolan Carroll also a free agent.
Feb 9 - 11:00 AM

Dolphins declared CB Jamar Taylor, OG David Arkin, S D.J. Campbell, CB Justin Rogers, QB Pat Devlin, DT A.J. Francis and OG Danny Watkins inactive for Week 15 against the Dolphins.

It's a quiet list for the Dolphins, who enter Week 15 as one of the healthiest teams in the league.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 11:37:00 AM

Dolphins second-round CB Jamar Taylor (groin) was limited to side work at practice Monday.

Taylor missed all of training camp due to setbacks from his May sports hernia surgery and is "not in the plans right now" for early-season playing time. He's currently listed as the Dolphins' sixth cornerback and expected to be inactive for Week 1. Third-round pick Will Davis (ankle) was also unable to practice.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 11:48:00 AM

Dolphins second-round CB Jamar Taylor is "not in the plans right now" for early-season playing time.

The 54th pick in April's draft, Taylor has missed a ton of camp due to setbacks from his May sports hernia surgery. First-rounder Dion Jordan (shoulder) may not be healthy enough for Week 1, and third-round OL Dallas Thomas has been manhandled by defensive linemen in preseason games. It's likely GM Jeff Ireland's 2013 draft class will open the season only getting meaningful contributions from blocking TE Dion Sims and K Caleb Sturgis.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 01:48:00 PM

Dolphins second-round CB Jamar Taylor (sports hernia surgery) returned to practice Thursday.

Taylor had been out for the last ten days or so after being a full participant on the first day of training camp. Once thought to be the front-runner for the starting job opposite Brent Grimes, Taylor is now playing catch-up. Veteran corner Dimitri Patterson has reportedly had a strong start to camp.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 04:00:00 PM

Dolphins rookie CB Jamar Taylor has missed three days of training camp due to recurring issues related to his May sports hernia surgery.

A projected first-rounder in some circles, Taylor fell to the 54th pick in the draft due to medical concerns. While sports hernia surgeries typically don't require long-term recovery periods, we've noticed that patients of this operation seem highly susceptible to setbacks. Taylor only seems day to day at this point.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 01:12:00 PM

Dolphins rookie CB Jamar Taylor was a full participant on the first day of training camp after offseason hernia surgery.

Running with the deep reserves, Taylor promptly got burned deep for a 70-yard touchdown bomb by Jeff Fuller, thrown by third-string quarterback Pat Devlin. Taylor is better than that, but he's no longer considered a serious competitor for a starting job. LCB Brent Grimes and RCB Richard Marshall appear locked in.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 04:07:00 PM

Dolphins second-round CB Jamar Taylor (hernia surgery) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

Taylor underwent sports-hernia surgery in mid-May, and there was some question about his availability for the start of camp. It's typically a four-to-six week recovery, and it's been eight weeks since the operation. Taylor will compete with Richard Marshall for the starting job opposite Brent Grimes.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 03:55:00 PM

Dolphins signed No. 54 overall pick CB Jamar Taylor to a four-year contract.

Taylor was reportedly thought of as a first-round caliber player coming into the draft, but a kidney issue caused him to drop to Miami in the second round. Taylor will battle Richard Marshall to start opposite of Brent Grimes, and will likely be a heavy contributor in the Dolphins secondary as a rookie.
Wed, May 29, 2013 04:34:00 PM

Dolphins second-round CB Jamar Taylor underwent sports-hernia surgery on Tuesday, but is expected to be ready for the beginning of training camp.

Sports-hernia operations typically only require 4-6 weeks of recovery, but it puts Taylor behind the eight ball as he transitions from the Mountain West to potential NFL starter. Taylor is competing with Richard Marshall to start opposite Brent Grimes, who is in the final stages of his recovery from a torn Achilles' tendon. The Dolphins have precious little depth after letting Sean Smith walk in free agency. They'll really be in trouble if Taylor suffers a setback and isn't ready for camp.
Tue, May 21, 2013 04:22:00 PM

The Miami Herald reports a kidney issue played a part in CB Jamar Taylor's fall to the Dolphins at No. 54.

Combine tests revealed Taylor's kidneys to be functioning at just 42 percent efficiency, and full of scar tissue. The issue was believed to be caused by high blood pressure medicine, which Taylor has taken since high school. He is expected to improve, and it doesn't appear poised to affect his career. Taylor was one of the top senior corners in the draft. He has an excellent chance at earning a starting job as a rookie.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 11:03:00 PM

Dolphins selected Boise State CB Jamar Taylor with the No. 54 overall pick.

Two draft picks and many millions of free-agency dollars later, the Dolphins have their Sean Smith replacement. Taylor (5-foot-10, 192) was a three-year starter for the Broncos, notching seven picks, 11 TFL and four sacks. He ran 4.39 at the Combine with a 10-foot-7 broad jump and 35-inch vertical. He excels in both off-man and press-bail coverage with speed to run with vertical receivers. Taylor consistently stays in the wideout's hip pocket. The Dolphins will hope Taylor pans out better than fellow former Broncos CB Kyle Wilson did.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 08:03:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Tannehill
2Matt Moore
RB1Lamar Miller
2Daniel Thomas
3Damien Williams
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Daniel Thomas
3RB1Lamar Miller
2Daniel Thomas
WR11Mike Wallace
2Brandon Gibson
3Damian Williams
WR21Brian Hartline
2Jarvis Landry
3Rishard Matthews
WR31Jarvis Landry
TE1Charles Clay
2Dion Sims
3Gator Hoskins
K1Caleb Sturgis