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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

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AFC North Spin cycle: Bengals primed to rally?

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
The Bengals started the second half with a huge win. Now, can they make a run? We explore in the AFC North "Spin cycle."

Browns can't afford communication issues on offense

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
With so much riding on the next seven games for the Browns, getting plays to QB Brandon Weeden quickly enough is a must for the offense.

Shurmur belongs in Cleveland until end of season

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
While the firing of Browns coach Pat Shurmur may be warranted, Jimmy Haslam needs to exercise restraint and wait until the end of the season to make a move.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens, Steelers separating from pack

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
At the season's midpoint, it's business as usual in the AFC North.

Ravens beat Browns for 10th consecutive time

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Joe Flacco threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Torrey Smith with 4:26 left as the Ravens beat Cleveland 25-15.

Key matchup: Browns running game vs. Ravens run defense

Posted Nov. 03, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
If the Ravens want to sweep the season series with Cleveland, they will need to be stronger against the run than they have been of late. 

Richardson living up to expectations in Cleveland

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
When the Browns selected Trent Richardson third overall in April's draft, it was done with games like last Sunday’s in mind.

Richardson has toughed it out for Browns

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
The Browns' Week 10 bye figures to aid RB Trent Richardson, who has played through injury for a good deal of the season. 

AFC North Spin cycle: Here comes Pittsburgh

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Here come the Steelers. And hey, look, the Browns won! We recap how the two AFC North teams in action fared in Week Eight. 

Richardson, Browns hand Chargers third straight loss

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Rookie Trent Richardson rushed for 122 yards and scored a touchdown, leading the Browns to a soggy, wind-whipped 7-6 win over the Chargers on Sunday.

Pat Shurmur's seat getting warmer by the day

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 12:13 p.m. ET
Browns head coach Pat Shurmur did himself no favors when he elected to punt on 4th-and-1 late in the Week Seven loss to the Colts.

Browns place LB Fujita on I.R.

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 12:09 p.m. ET
The Browns placed LB Scott Fujita on injured reserve, head coach Pat Shurmur told reporters Wednesday.

Holmgren: "We did not win enough games"

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 7:35 p.m. ET
The coaching itch never completely left Mike Holmgren, who will walk away from the Browns feeling mostly dissatisfied and unfulfilled.

Browns place OLG Pinkston on I.R.

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
The Browns placed OLG Jason Pinkston on injured reserve and signed OL Jarrod Shaw to the active roster.

AFC North Spin cycle: Steelers impressive in key win

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
The Steelers, in a much-needed strong performance, won at Cincinnati and took a step forward. The rest of the AFC North? Not so much. 

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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