Fred Taylor to retire as a Jaguar

Fred Taylor to retire as a Jaguar
September 1, 2011, 4:31 pm
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Running back Fred Taylor is retiring from the NFL after 13 seasons and nearly 12,000 yards.

Taylor will sign a one-day contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday so he can formally retire with the team that drafted him ninth overall in 1998.

The former Florida star spent 11 seasons in Jacksonville and remains the franchise's leading rusher with 11,271 yards. He ranks third with 286 catches and fourth with 2,361 receiving yards.

The Jaguars released Taylor after the 2008 season. He signed with New England , where he played sparingly the last two seasons. He ran 106 times for 424 yards and four touchdowns with the Patriots.

Although Taylor ran for 1,223 yards and 14 touchdowns as a rookie, he made his only Pro Bowl in 2007.
-- The Associated Press