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Several Jets players met Taylor on Thursday in the weight room, including Pace. The Jets showed him around the facility and took him on a helicopter tour of the new Meadowlands Stadium. Even newly signed running back LaDainian Tomlinson has been part of the recruiting process.
"I pitched my part in trying to get him here," Tomlinson said. "Hopefully, things get done because we can definitely use him."
Tomlinson, who signed with the Jets last month after nine seasons with San Diego, said Taylor gave no indication of his intentions.
"I think this is the perfect fit for him," Tomlinson said. "When you think about it, and Jason's obviously thinking about it, he probably can see himself being here. I think we've got a great shot of getting him."
When asked if he could say one thing to Taylor, cornerback Darrelle Revis smiled and said: "Sign! Sign with us!"
Outside linebacker Bryan Thomas said he had no idea the Jets were interested in Taylor until he saw him walking into the facility Thursday. If the Jets sign Taylor, Thomas could become expendable after just two sacks last year -- his lowest total since he had 1 1/2 in 2004.
"If that's something they feel like they're doing to improve the team, then I'm all for it," Thomas said. "I'm not going to hate on him or nothing. ... I'm just going to work hard no matter what."
Thomas has maintained his starting role on the Jets, despite the team bringing in players to challenge him, including former No. 1 draft pick Vernon Gholston, who has no sacks in two NFL seasons.
"I just found out today, so I might go and talk to my agent to see what's going on," Thomas said.
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