NEW YORK — A person familiar with
the deal tells The Associated Press that the New York Jets and
linebacker Jason Taylor have agreed to terms on a contract.

Taylor has played 12 of his 13 seasons
with the AFC East-rival Miami Dolphins. He will provide a pass-rushing
presence for the team that ranked No. 1 in overall defense last season.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team had
not yet announced the signing.

ESPN.com says the deal is for two years. The Miami Herald first reported the deal.

The 35-year-old Taylor is the NFL's
active sacks leader. He visited the Jets two weeks ago but left without a
deal. After vacationing in Costa Rica last weekend, Taylor decided to
sign with the team.