NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Jets reached an agreement in principle to acquire linebacker Jason Taylor from the Miami Dolphins, a league source said on Tuesday as the team continues to reshape its roster.

The 35-year-old Taylor is the National Football League's active sacks leader with 127.5 and has been selected to the Pro-Bowl six times.

Taylor, a third-round pick by Miami in the 1997 draft, has spent all but one of his 13 seasons with the Dolphins.

The deal is the latest high-profile acquisition for the Jets, who have already traded for wide receiver Santonio Holmes, cornerback Antonio Cromartie and signed running back LaDainian Tomlinson, kicker Nick Folk and safety Brodney Pool.

(Writing by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Justin Palmer)