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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

Bears’ Martz considering options with RBs Forté, Taylor

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
The Bears have moved to a pass-heavy offense this season under coordinator Mike Martz, but it sounds like Martz is at least mulling some changes as Chicago takes its bye week.

Flashback: Vikings' recent Week Seven games

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 9:10 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Vikings' Week Seven contests each of the last five seasons.

Vikings struggling to settle on Peterson's backup

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson is running toward yet another fine season, but his backups have not seized their opportunity to make their mark yet.

Bears-Panthers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
Some in Chicago have been clamoring for the Bears to commit to the running game recently, and with Todd Collins under center, this might be the week they do it.

Bears RB Taylor expects ground game to pick up

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 9:26 p.m. ET
The Bears' ground game, which was expected to be more potent this year with a 1-2 punch of Matt Forté and offseason acquisition Chester Taylor, has lagged behind the passing attack thus far.

Forté poised for fantasy rebound

Posted July 22, 2010 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
After putting together what turned out to be a mediocre, injury-plagued second season, Bears RB Matt Forté appears ready to make amends for fantasy owners.

RBs in new uniforms causing fantasy shake-up

Posted April 03, 2010 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
Here is a look at the five most prominent rushers who have switched teams this offseason and what fantasy owners can expect from them in the upcoming campaign.

Peppers signing fills out Bears' trifecta

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 8:23 p.m. ET
Operating with a sense of urgency with no picks in the first and second round for a second straight season, the Bears pulled out all the stops on the first full day of free agency, filling three key needs with ...

Bears add RB Taylor to free-agent mix

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
The Bears agreed to a deal with free-agent RB Chester Taylor Friday afternoon that the Chicago Tribune reported will likely make him the favorite to be the starter over Matt Forté in 2010.

Fantasy outlook could change for these UFAs

Posted Feb. 22, 2010 @ 10:02 a.m. ET
There are a healthy amount of potential key fantasy contributors who are unrestricted free agents and could be on the move this offseason. Here is a look at each of the top unrestricted skill guys and what the best-case scenario ...

Vikings unlikely to keep RB Taylor

Posted Feb. 21, 2010 @ 12:27 p.m. ET
Because other teams are likely to offer him more money and a better opportunity, RB Chester Taylor isn't likely to return to the Vikings next season, according to our Whispers.


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.