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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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They said it: Browns Tuesday edition

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 12:25 p.m. ET
Here are quotes of note from the Browns media availability on Monday.

Browns rookie report: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
Here's our weekly look at the contributions made by Browns rookies this season:

Browns' 60-second rant: Creativity makes Browns dangerous

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 10:02 a.m. ET
In their upsets of the Saints and Patriots, the Browns have caught opponents off guard with creative play-calling and formations.

Hillis showing the power of the waiver wire

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
The draft might be the most overrated aspect of the fantasy football season. Want evidence of why? Look no further than 2010 breakout superstar Peyton Hillis.

Browns MVP Meter: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Browns' top five team MVP candidates through eight games.

Eric Mangini hot-seat meter: Cooling

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Victories over the Patriots and Saints quiets much discussion of Eric Mangini's job status for 2011 for the time being.

Browns' offense rolls in victory vs. Patriots

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
The Browns, with RB Peyton Hillis having a career day and rookie QB Colt McCoy impressing yet again, racked up a season-high 404 yards in their 34-14 win vs. New England on Sunday.

Browns players of the week: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 9:48 p.m. ET
Here are the Browns' players of the week on offense, defense and special teams for Week Nine.

Patriots-Browns wrapup notes

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 9:28 p.m. ET
Here are observations on the third and fourth quarters of Patriots-Browns from a Cleveland perspective.

Browns overpower Patriots 34-14

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy scrambled for a touchdown, Peyton Hillis hammered for a career-high 184 yards and two scores and the Browns, using some trickery and a ton of offensive imagination, pounded the New England Patriots 34-14 on Sunday.

Patriots-Browns halftime notes

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
  Here's notes on the second quarter of Patriots-Browns from a Cleveland perspective.  

Patriots PK Gostkowski leaves game; return is questionable

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski left Sunday's game vs. the Browns with a thigh injury. His return is questionable.

Patriots-Browns first-quarter notes

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Here's notes on the first quarter of Patriots-Browns from a Cleveland perspective.

Browns-Patriots prediction

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening believes the Patriots will get the jump on the host Browns and score their seventh win of the season. 

Patriots-Browns prediction

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
Associate editor Kevin Fishbain expects the Patriots to escape Cleveland with a victory on Sunday.

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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