WR Taylor Files Letter of Retirement

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Giants wide receiver Jamaar Taylor today filed his letter of retirement with the NFL's commissioner's office and informed the team that he has decided to retire after just two seasons in the league.

"We respect Jamaar's decision, but we are really sorry to see this," general manager Ernie Accorsi said. "I thought he was an outstanding prospect and played very well for us when he was healthy.

"We are placing him on reserve/retired and retaining our rights in case, at some point in the future, he changes his mind."

Taylor, a sixth-round draft choice in 2004, played in 13 games in his two seasons with the Giants. But several knee injuries, including one that limited him to five games in the 2005 season, led to his decision to retire.

Taylor caught six passes for 146 yards, a 24.3-yard average, all in the 2004 season. His most memorable game was on Nov. 28 against the Philadelphia Eagles, when he caught two passes – one for 52 yards and the other for 50 yards.

Taylor's senior season at Texas A&M was cut short after he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

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