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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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Jets-Browns matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
Can the Browns stop Jets RBs LaDainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene?

Three-and-out with Browns C Alex Mack

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 9:41 p.m. ET
In this week's Browns "Three-and-out," Browns C Alex Mack says taking snaps from three different quarterbacks this season has been, well, a snap, relatively speaking.

Jets-Browns matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 9:27 p.m. ET
Oh, what fun it will be to watch Jets head coach Rex Ryan and Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan try to outsmart the other. 

Browns fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 9:23 p.m. ET
Here's our weekly look at the Browns from a fantasy football perspective.  

The passing war of 1980

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
Thirty years ago, Dan Fouts and Brian Sipe took advantage of favorable conditions for passers and broke the NFL record for most passing yards in a season. Fouts finished with NFL single-season records for completions (348), attempts (589) and yards ...

Browns' Benard released from hospital after collapsing

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 1:45 a.m. ET
Browns LB Marcus Benard collapsed and fell off his chair in the club's locker room at the team facility and was taken away via ambulance, but he was released from a local hospital Thursday evening.    

Browns waive P Zastudil from injured reserve

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 7:50 p.m. ET
The Browns waived P Dave Zastudil off injured reserve on Thursday.  

Browns QB Delhomme returns to practice

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
  Browns QB Jake Delhomme was to to practice on a limited basis Thursday, head coach Eric Mangini said, with rookie Colt McCoy, who got the majority of the work with the first-team offense on Wednesday, continuing to get most of ...

Mangini's QB decision sign of progress, potential source of discomfort

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday, we'll highlight a Browns player, coach, executive, personnel group or other area of the team that is most under scrutiny. This week, we take a closer look at Browns head coach Eric Mangini.

Jets-Browns matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Jets-Browns game.

Browns RB Hillis named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
Browns RB Peyton Hillis earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for Week Nine after rushing for a career-high 184 yards in a 34-14 win vs. New England, the NFL announced Wednesday.

AFC North midseason reports

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 9:08 a.m. ET
Rookie C Maurkice Pouncey has been the biggest surprise on a surprising Steelers team, as you'll learn in reading our midseason reports on the AFC North teams.

Browns' Ryan impressed with Jets QB Sanchez

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 7:38 p.m. ET
Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan likes what he's seen from Jets second-year QB Mark Sanchez, who threw for 323 yards in the Jets' 23-20 win at Detroit on Sunday.

Tomlin not surprised by Browns' recent success

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
Asked at his Tuesday press conference why the Browns were able to put together as impressive a performance as they did in their 34-14 victory vs. New England on Sunday, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Cleveland's recent success ...

Jets-Browns matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
Mark Sanchez's showing vs. the Browns' secondary will go a long way in determining who wins this Sunday. Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Jets-Browns game.

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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