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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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Bowens named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 11:57 a.m. ET
The NFL named Browns LB David Bowens, who returned a pair of interceptions for touchdowns in the Browns' 30-17 win at New Orleans on Sunday, the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week Seven, the league announced Wednesday.

They said it: Browns Tuesday edition

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 10:17 p.m. ET
Here's a sampling of Browns quotes from Tuesday's media interview availability. All quotes are from transcripts provided by the club.

Browns' 60-second rant: Sustaining momentum the key

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 6:23 p.m. ET
The postseason is a long shot for the Browns, given the schedule and the five losses already piled high. But continued improvement should be an expectation, and regresssion should be considered a disappointment, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Browns rookie report: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 5:56 p.m. ET
Here's our weekly look at the contributions made by Browns rookies this season.

Browns sign WR Williams, waive WR Figurs

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
The Browns announced the signing of WR Demetrius Williams and the waiving of WR Yamon Figurs on Tuesday. The club also said it had waived RB James Davis and claimed RB Thomas Clayton off waivers from New England, moves reported ...

Reports: Browns waive RB Davis, claim RB Clayton

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 12:56 a.m. ET
The Browns waived RB James Davis and claimed RB Thomas Clayton off waivers from New England, multiple media outlets reported Monday.   

Strong special teams, creative 'D' keeping Browns competitive

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 7:32 p.m. ET
The Browns may have only two wins this season, but they have been tough to shake in their five losses. And in their victory at New Orleans Sunday, they showed why their style of play can be so vexing for ...

Eric Mangini hot-seat meter: Cooling

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
The Browns' 30-17 dismantling of the Saints on Sunday was a credit to the Browns' execution and coaching.

Browns MVP Meter: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Browns' top five team MVP candidates through seven games.

Browns' players of the week: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 4:17 a.m. ET
Here are the Browns' players of the week on offense, defense and special teams for Week Seven.

Browns-Saints wrap-up notes

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 4:10 a.m. ET
Here's a recap of Browns-Saints game from a Cleveland perspective.

Browns ride defense in stunner over Saints

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
David Bowens returned two of Drew Brees' four interceptions for touchdowns and the Browns took a stunning 30-17 victory over the defending champion Saints on Sunday.

Browns-Saints third-quarter notes

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
Here's notes on the third quarter of Browns-Saints from a Cleveland perspective.

Sideline worker injured during Browns-Saints game

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 3 p.m. ET
A sideline worker was injured in the third quarter of Sunday's Browns-Saints game after Saints WR Courtney Roby collided with him on a punt return.

Browns-Saints second-quarter notes

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
Here's notes on the second quarter of Browns-Saints from a Cleveland perspective.

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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