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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

Friday's 60-second rant: RG3 is Browns' missing piece

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
With a talented roster lacking a quality QB, the Browns could have been set for years if they had succeeded in nabbing Robert Griffin III.

Eagles sign TE Moore

Posted Dec. 20, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
The Eagles signed TE Evan Moore to the active roster, the team announced Thursday.

Writing's on wall for Heckert, Shurmur in Cleveland

Posted Dec. 20, 2012 @ 10:25 a.m. ET
The Browns' Week 15 loss to the Redskins likely signalled the end for GM Tom Heckert and head coach Pat Shurmur in Cleveland.

Browns make roster moves

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The Browns signed DB Prince Miller and LB Adrian Moten and placed LB James-Michael Johnson and DB T.J. Ward on injured reserve with knee injuries.

Browns add to new management, hire president

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Alec Scheiner has been named the new president of the Browns. He spent the previous eight years working for the Cowboys.

Browns waive DB Patterson

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
The Browns waived DB Dimitri Patterson on Monday, the team announced.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens wobbling down the stretch

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Ravens are in the playoffs, but they hardly look like contenders, and now they have to deal with the talented, desperate Giants. 

Cousins leads Redskins over Browns 38-21

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Rookie Kirk Cousins threw for 329 yards and two TDs filling in for Robert Griffin III, leading the Redskins to their fifth straight win, 38-21 over the Browns.

Redskins announce Cousins to start Sunday

Posted Dec. 15, 2012 @ 10:56 p.m. ET
The Redskins announced Saturday evening that rookie Kirk Cousins will be the starting quarterback in the team’s Week 15 game against the Browns.

Shurmur still has work to do to save job

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 11:11 a.m. ET
Pat Shurmur desperately needs wins against quality opponents in order to stay in Cleveland at least one more season.

AFC North Spin cycle: Leaders running in place

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
It was a lost week for the AFC North's top playoff contenders, but the Browns sure enjoyed themselves. 

Browns roll past Chiefs for third-straight win

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
Travis Benjamin's 93-yard punt return touchdown helped the Browns win their third straight game, 30-7 over the Chiefs on Sunday.

Young Browns hitting their stride

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
While Browns GM Tom Heckert's future remains unclear, what is clear is that Heckert has helped remake the roster in three years on the job.

Browns now playing a season of 'what ifs'

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
With a great deal of uncertainty looming in the offseason, the Browns are quietly beginning to put together a solid run to end the season.

AFC North Spin cycle: Steelers finish with a flourish

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Don't forget about the Steelers. And don't pencil the Ravens in as AFC North champions just yet.

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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