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Phil Taylor

Phil Taylor - #98 - DT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 335 lbs.
Birthday 04/07/1988
Birthplace Clinton, MD
College Baylor
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 1st round, 21st pick by Browns

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
14 0 0

Browns strike early, sign Kruger

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
The Browns’ revamped regime made an early free-agent statement with the signing of Ravens OLB Paul Kruger.

Cleveland Browns: 2013 team needs

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 1 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Cleveland Browns, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Browns hire Farmer as assistant GM

Posted March 06, 2013 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
The Browns hired Ray Farmer as the team’s assistant general manager and changed Michael Lombardi’s title to general manager. 

Chudzinski offers little on Browns' QB situation

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 11:22 a.m. ET
New Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski wasn't tipping his hand as to what direction the team might go at quarterback.

Browns owner back as CEO with family business

Posted Feb. 11, 2013 @ 9:55 p.m. ET
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is returning to his role as CEO of Pilot Flying J, his Tennessee-based truck-stop empire.

Report: Eagles peg Davis as defensive coordinator

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
Former Browns LB coach Billy Davis will be the Eagles new defensive coordinator, according to Geoff Mosher of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.

Browns release DE Rucker

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
The Browns released DE Frostee Rucker on Tuesday, the team announced.

Seahawks hire Thomas as VP of football administration

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
The Seahawks hired Matt Thomas as the team’s vice president of football administration on Friday.

Browns hire three assistants

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
The Browns hired Louie Cioffi (defensive backs), Joe Cullen (defensive line) and Shane Steichen (offensive quality control) to their coaching staff on Tuesday.

Browns hire Horton as defensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The Browns hired former Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton to run their defense, the team announced Friday.

Turner should benefit Browns RB Richardson

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
Norv Turner wanted a bellcow back in San Diego last season, and he should have one in Cleveland with Trent Richardson.

Browns name Lombardi VP of player personnel

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 10:08 a.m. ET
The Browns named Michael Lombardi, the former NFL Network analyst, their vice president of player personnel, the team announced Friday

Browns hire Turner as offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 12:57 p.m. ET
The Browns hired former Chargers head coach Norv Turner as their offensive coordinator, the team announced Thursday.

Report: Browns to sell stadium naming rights

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
The Browns are close to selling naming rights for their stadium to an energy company based in Akron, Ohio.

What's next for Browns' offense?

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 9:59 p.m. ET
At his introductory press conference on Friday, Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski shed some light on his offensive philosophy.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Aug. 27, 2012
Taylor will start in his season debut against Baltimore after missing eight games.||||||| The massive Taylor underwent offseason surgery after tearing a chest muscle while lifting weights in May. Taylor will start because Ahtyba Rubin will miss his second straight game with a calf injury. Taylor is expected to be limited as the Browns try to win their third straight home game.
Posted May 11, 2012
Taylor needs surgery to repair a torn chest muscle and will be sidelined for months.||||||| Taylor tore his left pectoral muscle on Thursday lifting weights. Browns coach Pat Shurmur said Taylor, who started all 16 games as a rookie last season, will have an operation next week. Shurmur said Taylor will "miss months, not weeks" but wouldn't speculate if the 335-pounder will miss the 2012 season.
Posted Aug. 02, 2011
A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms on a contract with Taylor, their first-round draft pick.||||||| Taylor will immediately report to the Browns, said the person who spoke to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the signing. Taylor, the No. 21 overall pick, missed the team's first four practices of training camp in a holdout. The holdup was over a fourth guaranteed season for the rookie, who is expected to start in first-year coach Pat Shurmur's 4-3 system.
Posted April 29, 2011
After making two trades, the Browns plugged a monstrous hole in their new defensive front by drafting the 6-foot-3, 330-pound Taylor with the No. 27 overall pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday night.||||||| Taylor was dismissed after two seasons at Penn State for off-the-field incidents, but general manager Tom Heckert said the Browns have no concerns about him being a character problem. Taylor didn't go into details about his troubles at Penn State. "I was young, I made a mistake and I've moved on from it," he said. "I went down to Baylor and made the best of a second chance and I'm happy to be here right now."

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