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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 snap road losing streak in victory over Raiders

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 8:06 p.m. ET
Brandon Weeden threw for a career-high 364 yards and a touchdown and the Browns snapped a 12-game road losing streak by beating the Raiders.

Browns employee kills self at practice facility

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
A member of the Cleveland Browns' grounds crew killed himself at their practice facility, a team spokesman said Sunday.

Browns could use more 'ugly' wins

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Steve DiMatteo says critics of the Browns "ugly" win over the Steelers in Week 12 are off base — all that matters is that it counts as a victory.

Raiders-Browns game blacked out in Oakland

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
The Raiders’ game on Sunday against the Browns will be blacked out on local television.

Browns deny report regarding Gruden

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 10:07 a.m. ET
Jon Gruden reportedly has an offer to coach the University of Tennessee and earn an ownership stake in the Cleveland Browns.

AFC North Spin cycle: It's the Ravens' race to lose

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
The Steelers are falling fast. The Bengals are surging. Both, however, are still well back in the Ravens' rear-view mirror.

Browns' defense surging down the stretch

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 9:10 p.m. ET
One reason why Cleveland has been quite competitive recently: its defense has stepped up its play in a major way.

Browns force eight turnovers in win over Steelers

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
The Browns handed their hated rivals a potentially devastating loss, 20-14 over the stumbling Steelers on Sunday.

Browns have plenty to be thankful for this week

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
The Browns have plenty to be thankful for this week, due to the way in which their most recent loss played out, writes Steve DiMatteo.

Browns safety Ward upset over fine for hit

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
Browns S T.J. Ward is appealing the $25,000 fine he received for an illegal hit he delivered on Sunday against Cowboys WR Kevin Ogletree.

Report: Leftwich fractured two ribs, likely out for Week 12

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Byron Leftwich fractured two ribs in Sunday night’s loss to the Ravens and is unlikely to start in Week 12, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

Rivera, Mularkey, Shurmur don't come through in clutch

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Embattled head coaches have something in common: They all make late-game situational mistakes that cost their teams.

Browns blow lead, fall to Cowboys in OT

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 5:35 p.m. ET
Dan Bailey kicked a 38-yard field goal in overtime and Dallas overcame a critical fumble by Tony Romo in the Cowboys' 23-20 victory against Cleveland.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens inching away from pack

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The Ravens took a big step toward gaining control in the AFC North by winning at Pittsburgh on Sunday night.

Browns look to make major improvements after bye

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
The Browns and rookie RB Trent Richardson are looking to make a statement in their last seven games of the 2012 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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