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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

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Browns WRs Massaquoi, Cribbs miss practice with concussions

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 6:24 p.m. ET
Browns WRs Mohamed Massaquoi and Joshua Cribbs sat out practice Wednesday with concussions sustained in Cleveland's 28-10 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Mangini: McCoy to start if injured Delhomme, Wallace don't "progress"

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
Browns QBs Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace were to miss practice Wednesday with ankle injuries, and head coach Eric Mangini said rookie Colt McCoy would start Sunday at New Orleans if Delhomme and Wallace were unavailable.

Browns place DE Smith, OT Pashos on I.R.

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
The Browns placed DRE Robaire Smith and ORT Tony Pashos on injured reserve and signed WR Yamon Figurs and OL Paul McQuistan, the club announced Wednesday. Smith has a back injury, while Pashos suffered an ankle injury in the Week ...

They Said It: Browns Tuesday edition

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 9:18 p.m. ET
Here's a sampling of Browns quotes from the last two days.

Browns-Saints matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 9:07 p.m. ET
Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Saints game.

Browns rookie report: Week Six

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
Here's our weekly look at the contributions made by Browns rookies this season.

Browns' 60-second rant: Browns face major challenge

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
The Browns are more vulnerable now than at any point this season, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Eric Mangini hot-seat meter: No change, but wins needed

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 7:24 p.m. ET
The Browns are 1-5, but they have been competitive in every game, and rookie QB Colt McCoy played well in his first start Sunday. The record doesn't reflect well on head coach Eric Mangini, but the other factors do.

Browns MVP Meter: Week Six

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 6:09 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Browns' top five team MVP candidates through six games.

Harrison unapologetic for violent play

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Steelers OLB James Harrison was unapologetic for his hits, saying he is out to hurt any opposing player who comes near him on the field.

McCoy shows promise in first start

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
Browns QB Colt McCoy's first NFL start was filled with positive signs. 

Browns WRs Cribbs, Massaquoi have concussions

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Browns WRs Joshua Cribbs and Mohamed Massaquoi suffered concussions in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh, head coach Eric Mangini said Monday. Both players left the game in the second quarter of Cleveland's 28-10 loss after being hit in the ...

Browns' players of the week

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 4:24 a.m. ET
Here are the Browns' players of the week on offense, defense and special teams for Week Six.

Browns-Steelers wrap-up notes

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 4:18 a.m. ET
Here's a wrap-up look at Browns-Steelers from a Cleveland perspective.

Browns NT Rubin will continue to hold off Rogers

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 9:16 p.m. ET
Although Shaun Rogers had been expected to hold down the Browns' NT spot, Ahtyba Rubin has won the job and shows no sign of relinquishing it, according to AFC North Whispers.

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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