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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 hire Chudzinski as head coach

Posted Jan. 10, 2013 @ 10:45 p.m. ET
The Browns have hired Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski as their new head coach, the team confirmed Thursday evening.

Report: Kelly returning to Oregon

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 11:06 p.m. ET
For the second year in a row, Chip Kelly flirted with becoming an NFL head coach, but is returning to Oregon.

Report: Browns close to deal with Kelly

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 7:10 p.m. ET
The Browns are close to a deal with Oregon coach Chip Kelly to be Cleveland’s new head coach, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Browns conduct interviews, wait for Oregon's Kelly

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has already interviewed several coaching candidates, and is awaiting a meeting with Oregon's Chip Kelly.

Report: Kelly to interview with Browns, Eagles, Bills

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 6:58 p.m. ET
Oregon head coach Chip Kelly has interviews set up with the Browns, Eagles and Bills, according to Mike Garafolo of USA Today.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens rest, Browns start anew

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
The Ravens and Bengals are playoff-bound — and pretty well-rested, all things considered. The Browns? They're making big changes. 

Browns fire Shurmur, Heckert

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 9:52 a.m. ET
The Browns fired head coach Pat Shurmur and GM Tom Heckert, the team announced Monday.

Roethlisberger throws three TDs in Steelers win

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger threw three short touchdown passes, and the Steelers avoided their first losing season in nearly a decade with a 24-10 victory over the Browns.

Report: Browns to part ways with Shurmur, Heckert on Monday

Posted Dec. 29, 2012 @ 9:41 p.m. ET
Browns head coach Pat Shurmur and GM Tom Hecker will be fired or part ways with the club on Monday, according to Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Nothing left for Browns but to start fresh

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 3:41 p.m. ET

Weeden, McCoy ruled out; Lewis to start for Browns

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
Browns QB Thaddeus Lewis will make his first appearance in an NFL regular-season game on Sunday, and it will be in a starting role vs. the Steelers.

Browns sign former Bucs QB Johnson

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 11:43 a.m. ET
The Browns added two quarterbacks to the roster this week, signing free agent Josh Johnson and promoting Thaddeus Lewis.

AFC North Spin cycle: The Steelers' wasted season

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
The Ravens are AFC North champs, and the Bengals are playoff-bound, too. Meanwhile, the Steelers are left to ponder a lost season. 

Broncos win streak at 10 after 34-12 defeat of Browns

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 7:39 p.m. ET
Denver won its 10th straight game Sunday as Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes in a 34-12 victory over the Browns.

All eyes on season's end in Cleveland

Posted Dec. 22, 2012 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Changes in Cleveland would surprise absolutely no one, given the club’s new ownership and yet another losing season.

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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