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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' wide receivers must capitalize if targets increase

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 2:41 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 the Browns' passing game.

Browns QBs Delhomme, Wallace to miss practice

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
Browns QB Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace, who have sat out the last two games with ankle injuries, will miss practice Wednesday, head coach Eric Mangini said, according to the team. Rookie Colt McCoy, who has made two consecutive starts ...

Holmgren insists he's focused on current role

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 10:32 p.m. ET
Browns president Mike Holmgren indicated Tuesday he is committed to his current job, but the former Seahawks and Packers head coach's future in football was a topic of discussion at his press conference.

Browns' 60-second rant: Holmgren clear on wanting WRs to be targeted more

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
Of the many interesting things Browns president Mike Holmgren said Tuesday, his remarks about how the club's wide receivers are used in offensive coordinator Brian Daboll's scheme were especially notable. Holmgren, in short, made it clear he wished ...

Holmgren: Mangini will make call on whether McCoy starts

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 8:23 p.m. ET
Browns president Mike Holmgren said Tuesday that head coach Eric Mangini will make the call regarding whether Colt McCoy will be the club's starting quarterback going forward in 2010.

Reports: Browns unlikely to be suitors for Moss

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
The Browns are unlikely to be suitors for former Vikings WR Randy Moss, Browns president Mike Holmgren indicated Tuesday, according to multiple media outlets.

Patriots-Browns matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Patriots-Browns game, namely Browns TE Benjamin Watson against the Patriots' pass defense.

They Said It: Browns Monday edition

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 10:02 p.m. ET
Here's a sampling of Browns quotes from Monday's media interview availability. All quotes are from transcripts provided by the club.

Browns starting quarterback still unknown

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 12:54 p.m. ET
The Browns still haven't determined who their starting quarterback in Week Nine vs. the Patriots, as veterans Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace are each recovering from high ankle sprains.

Five questions with PFW Browns correspondent Tony Grossi

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
PFW Browns correspondent Tony Grossi, the Browns' beat writer for The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, recently took time out to answer five questions about the club entering the bye week.

Flashback: Browns' recent Week Eight performances

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 1:16 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Browns' Week Eight contests each of the last five seasons.

Browns want to get Rogers playing time at end

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 11:02 a.m. ET
Browns NT Shaun Rogers, who was a disruptive interior rusher in the win at New Orleans, also saw time at defensive end, and head coach Eric Mangini wants to continue giving him work at that position, too.

Three-and-out with Browns P Reggie Hodges

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 9:49 a.m. ET
What punter taught the Browns' Reggie Hodges a rugby-style kick that has served him very well this season? Read on to find out more.

Report: Wallace wants Browns to settle on one QB

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 9:21 p.m. ET
Browns QB Seneca Wallace said Wednesday that the team should settle on one starting quarterback when the team's quarterbacks are healthy, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported.

Browns bye-week reflections

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
With the bye week upon us, here are seven reflections on the Browns entering their off week.

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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