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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

Tack FF Int
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Patriots-Browns matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 10:33 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week Nine game between the Patriots and Browns.

Flashback: Browns' recent Week Nine performances

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Browns' Week Nine contests each of the last five seasons.

Report: Patriots will activate OG Mankins

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
The Patriots will reportedly activate two-time Pro Bowl OG Logan Mankins for Sunday's game against the Browns, a move that is happening much sooner than expected.

Stuckey likes what he's seen from rookie QB McCoy

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
Once Browns rookie QB Colt McCoy got his opportunity to play, his leadership and timing immediately impressed teammate WR Chansi Stuckey, according to AFC North Whispers.

Stuckey key part of Browns' passing attack known for working middle

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 11:19 p.m. ET
Chansi Stuckey leads the Browns' wide receivers in catches and yards, primarily working out of the slot, and enjoys the space afforded to him inside.

Patriots-Browns matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
Whether the Browns' run defense can slow Patriots RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis is a matchup to watch in Sunday's Patriots-Browns game.

Three-and-out with Patriots radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Each week we'll talk to former Patriots star and current broadcaster Gino Cappelletti. This week, Gino talked about what Logan Mankins' return means for the team and how head coach Bill Belichick prepares his teams to avoid trap games.

Page, Taylor out; Chung questionable for Patriots-Browns

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
Patriots RB Fred Taylor (toe) and S Jarrad Page (calf) have been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns.

Browns fantasy focus

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
Here's our weekly look at the Browns from a fantasy football perspective.

Reports: Browns QB McCoy to get third consecutive start

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Browns rookie QB Colt McCoy will make his third consecutive start on Sunday against the Patriots with QBs Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace to miss practice again Friday with ankle injuries, head coach Eric Mangini said, according to multiple media ...

Three-and-out with Bengals S Chris Crocker

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
PFW recently caught up with Bengals S Chris Crocker, who played three seasons with the Browns (2003-05) at the beginning of his career, and asked him about a couple of Cleveland-related topics, including his take on the 2010 Browns. 

Five questions with Browns WR Chansi Stuckey

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 1:25 a.m. ET
PFW recently caught up with Browns WR Chansi Stuckey leading up to the Week Nine game vs. New England to get his thoughts on a variety of topics, including the club's identity.

Patriots-Browns matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 5:41 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week Nine game between the Patriots and the Browns.

Patriots-Browns matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 7:44 p.m. ET
The battle of the Browns' and Patriots' special teams is a matchup to watch in Sunday's Patriots-Browns game.  

Mangini: Browns won't claim Moss

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
The Browns aren't going to claim ex-Vikings WR Randy Moss on waivers, head coach Eric Mangini said Wednesday.

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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