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Chester Taylor

Chester Taylor - #29 - RB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 5' 11"/ 213 lbs.
Birthday 09/22/1979
Birthplace River Rouge, MI
College Toledo
Years played 11
Drafted 2002, 6th round, 35th pick by Ravens

Report: Cardinals sign ex-Bears RB Taylor

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Faced with a thin RB corps entering the season, the Cardinals signed recently released veteran RB Chester Taylor on Sunday, according to a league source.

Bears change mind on RB Taylor

Posted Aug. 29, 2011 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
RB Chester Taylor, who signed a four-year contract with the Bears in April 2010, was told he was released by the team, then informed he was still on the roster.

Vikings have nine picks in NFL draft

Posted March 31, 2011 @ 5:09 p.m. ET
Now that the complete order of the 2011 NFL draft has been determined, the Vikings know where they stand with their picks.

Bears positional analysis: Running backs

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
This is the second in a series of position-by-position looks at the Bears' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series continues with an analysis of Chicago's RB situation.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
This week, Hub says the Pro Bowl voters snubbed Brian Urlacher by not making him a starter and that special-teams coordinator Dave Toub deserves a chance to be a head coach.

Bears 60-second rant: Taylor hasn’t been worth the price

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 3:09 a.m. ET
RB Chester Taylor's play this season could lead GM Jerry Angelo to consider bringing in some serious competition for the No. 2 role behind Matt Forté in 2011.

Bears players of the week

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 2:35 a.m. ET
Devin Hester's 61-yard kickoff return was one of the few bright spots for the Bears in Week 14.

Bears have to hope Taylor saves his best for last

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
Chicago's offense could use more of a boost from Chester Taylor in the final quarter of the season, especially with the weather becoming more of a factor in games.

60-second rant: Bears need to feed Forté down the stretch

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 8:47 p.m. ET
After trying to make it as a pass-first offense earlier in the season, offensive coordinator Mike Martz has shown a greater commitment to handing RB Matt Forté the ball since the Bears' Week Eight bye.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
This week, Hub says he's not ready to call the Bears' defense an elite unit quite yet. He also says that rookie ORT J'Marcus Webb is not the weak link on the offensive line.

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
It's hard to imagine Bears RBs Matt Forté and Chester Taylor being very productive against Minnesota, which ranks sixth against the run.

Martz finds right balance against Bills

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 7:10 p.m. ET
One of the encouraging developments from the Bears' win over Buffalo is that the running game struggled and Mike Martz didn't give up on it.

Forté a lost cause in Martz’s scheme

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
  Bears RB Matt Forté had a perfect opportunity to break out of his funk on Sunday, but for a number of reasons, he wasn't able to do so.  

Bears-Bills prediction

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
Associate editor Dan Parr says the Bears will end their losing streak in Toronto.

Bears’ running backs have chance to break loose vs. Bills

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 7:15 p.m. ET
If Mike Martz has any interest in appeasing his critics by getting RBs Matt Forté and Chester Taylor more involved — and there's a good chance that he does not — this would be the week to do it.


Posted Sept. 11, 2011
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.
Posted Sept. 05, 2011
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.
Posted Sept. 03, 2011
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.
Posted Aug. 30, 2011
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."
Posted Oct. 11, 2010
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.