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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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Browns rookie report: Week 10

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Here's our weekly look at the contributions made by Browns rookies this season.

Browns' 60-second rant: McCoy's time has come

Posted Nov. 16, 2010 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
If only for the sake of continuity, the Browns need to stick with QB Colt McCoy in Week 11 and beyond in 2010.

Eric Mangini hot-seat meter: Marginally warmer

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 10:46 p.m. ET
The Browns are one loss away from undoing, from a record standpoint, all of the good work they did in wins at New Orleans and vs. New England, and it's on head coach Eric Mangini to make sure Cleveland ...

Browns MVP Meter: Week 10

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 9:48 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Browns' top five team MVP candidates through nine games.

Browns players of the week: Week 10

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 9:11 p.m. ET
Here are the Browns' players of the week on offense, defense and special teams for Week 10.

Can Browns shake hard-to-figure heartbreaker?

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
An incredibly tough set of circumstances faced by the offense, coupled with a defense that finally broke at the worst possible time, spelled defeat Sunday for the Browns, which now must rebound quickly from a 26-20 OT loss to the ...

Reports: Browns ORG Yates out for season

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
Browns ORG Billy Yates will miss the rest of the season witth a biceps injury, head coach Eric Mangini said Monday, according to multiple media reports. Also, OLB Scott Fujita will be out "a little while" with a knee injury ...

Report: Cribbs has four dislocated toes

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
Browns WR-KR Josh Cribbs reportedly dislocated every toe on his right foot except for his big toe in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

Jets-Browns recap notes

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 9:12 p.m. ET
Here's a recap of the second half and overtime of Jets-Browns from a Cleveland perspective.

Sanchez-Holmes TD in OT gives Jets the win

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 5:09 p.m. ET
Santonio Holmes scored on a 37-yard touchdown pass from Mark Sanchez with 16 seconds left in overtime, giving the New York Jets a 26-20 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday for their eighth straight regular-season road win.

Three Browns starters out with injuries

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
Browns OLB Scott Fujita, RS-WR Josh Cribbs and CB Sheldon Brown left Sunday's game vs. the Jets because of injuries.

Jets-Browns first-half notes

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Here are notes on the first half of Jets-Browns from a Cleveland perspective.

Jets-Browns prediction

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening believes the Jets' defense will be the difference in their matchup at Cleveland. 

Mack key part of Browns offense starting to finish games

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 9:36 p.m. ET
As the Browns have established a distinctly physical tone on offense, C Alex Mack has played a key role.

Flashback: Recent Week 10 Browns performances

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 9:01 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Browns' Week 10 contests each of the last five seasons.

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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