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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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Luck's two rushing TDs push Colts past Browns

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck became the first Colts quarterback to run for two touchdowns in a game since 1988, leading Indianapolis past Cleveland 17-13 on Sunday.

Browns improving as they enter key stretch

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
The Browns are showing some signs of life as they begin a stretch that could be pivotal for head coach Pat Shurmur. 

Does Heckert have a future with the Browns?

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Steve DiMatteo argues that for the sake of consistency, Browns GM Tom Heckert should be given the opportunity to finish what he started.

NFL owners unanimously approve Browns' Haslam as owner

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
NFL owners swiftly approved the ownership of Jimmy Haslam III of the Browns Tuesday morning. The vote was unanimous.

Report: Fujita may have career-ending injury

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
Browns LB Scott Fujita may have a career-ending neck injury, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

AFC North Spin cycle: Costly win for Ravens

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
The Ravens inched further ahead in the AFC North race, but at a huge price with the losses of Lardarius Webb and Ray Lewis.

Browns top Bengals for first win

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Rookie Brandon Weeden threw two touchdown passes and the Browns snapped an 11-game losing streak, beating the Bengals 34-24 Sunday.

Key matchup: Browns return game vs. Bengals coverage units

Posted Oct. 13, 2012 @ 11 a.m. ET
Stopping Browns RS Joshua Cribbs will be a top priority for Cincinnati, PFW's Mike Wilkening writes.

Browns place WR Norwood on new I.R. list

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
The Browns signed WR Josh Cooper from the practice squad and placed WR Jordan Norwood on injured reserve with the designation to return.

Haden's return big boost for Browns 'D'

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
We hear Browns CB Joe Haden appears primed to make the most of a season shortened by his four-game ban. 

Can the Browns turn their season around?

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
What do the Browns need to do to turn around their season? PFW contributor Steve DiMatteo offers up a few ideas.

Goodell's letter to Browns LB Fujita

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reduced Scott Fuijta's bounty suspension from three games to one. Here's the letter he wrote to Fujita.

Browns' defense getting all-too-familiar with adversity

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
The Browns’ defense has had to deal with adversity at too many turns in 2012, with MLB D'Qwell Jackson's injury the latest blow.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
The Steelers got a win they desperately needed, and they got their running game going, too. More in this week's AFC North Spin cycle. 

Cruz, Bradshaw lead Giants past Browns

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
Victor Cruz and Ahmad Bradshaw set career bests Sunday in leading the Giants to a 41-27 victory over the winless Browns.

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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