Taylor was among the inactives for the Cardinals' season opener against the Carolina Panthers.|||||||
Taylor signed with the team on Monday and didn't practice until Wednesday.
In a move to add depth to a depleted running corps, the Arizona Cardinals have signed Taylor to a one-year contract.|||||||
The Cardinals were waiting for other teams to make roster cuts to find a backup to starter Beanie Wells after promising rookie Ryan Williams went down with a season-ending knee injury. Taylor was released by the Chicago Bears on Saturday.
The Chicago Bears are letting Taylor go, after all.|||||||
Agent Ken Sarnoff says the team informed him Saturday that the veteran was being released, bringing a wild episode to an expected end. The Bears began the day with 66 players on their roster and had to get down to 53 by the evening.
Taylor was back practicing with the Chicago Bears on Tuesday, and he took the blame for a misunderstanding that left him thinking he had been cut. The veteran running back's mea culpa is the latest twist in an odd saga that is widely expected to end with the team parting with him. It hasn't happened yet, though.|||||||
Taylor left Halas Hall on Monday after meeting with coach Lovie Smith under the impression that he was no longer in the team's plans. Yet there he was Tuesday. "I just took the words the wrong way," Taylor said, referring to his conversation with Smith. "It was just a mistake."
Taylor rushed for 43 yards on 18 carries Sunday in Chicago's 23-6 victory against Carolina. His 18 rushes doubled his previous season-high of nine.|||||||
After signing an offseason contract the Bears, Taylor has been used sporadically by offensive coordinator Mike Martz. Taylor is averaging a modest 2.9 yards per carry and has only 37 rushing attempts in five games.