Miami Dolphins cornerback Jamar Taylor has missed the week's start of the team's Organized Team Activities, but he's got a pretty good excuse.
According to a league source, Taylor, the Dolphins' second-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft, recently underwent a surgical procedure to repair a hernia he recently suffered.
The surgery will sideline Taylor a couple of weeks, keeping him from participating in Miami's OTA sessions the next three weeks. But it is possible he could be cleared to participate in Miami's mandatory minicamp, which is scheduled to take place on June 11-13.
Taylor was expected to compete with veterans Brent Grimes, Richard Marshall Dimitri Patterson, Nolan Carroll, R.J. Stanford, and fellow rookies Will Davis and Don Jones for the starting cornerback and nickel spots.
The recently injury could put this Boise State product, who started 35 of the 48 games he played in college, behind his peers.
Taylor remains one the four draft picks who hasn't signed his rookie contracts. First-round pick Dion Jordan, Taylor and Davis, the two cornerbacks, and Dallas Thomas, the offensive lineman drafted in the third round, all remain unsigned.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times