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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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Roethlisberger throws 3 TDs, Steelers win 28-10

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 5 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger, cheered loudly during his first game in 9 1/2 months, returned from his four-game suspension to throw three touchdown passes, and the Steelers shut down a Browns offens during a 28-10 victory Sunday.

Browns-Steelers third-quarter notes

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
Here are notes on the third quarter of Browns-Steelers from a Cleveland perspective.

Browns' Cribbs out of game with head injury

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
Browns RS-WR Joshua Cribbs is out for the game after suffering a head injury against the Steelers, the Browns said.

Browns-Steelers halftime notes

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
Here's notes on the second quarter of Browns-Steelers from a Cleveland perspective.

Browns-Steelers first-quarter notes

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
Here's notes on the first quarter of Browns-Steelers from a Cleveland perspective.

Browns-Steelers prediction

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
Look for a competitive effort from the Browns, just not a winning one, against the Steelers, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening. 

Browns rule QB Wallace out for Sunday

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 7:55 p.m. ET
The Browns have officially downgraded QB Seneca Wallace as out for Sunday's game against the Steelers with a high ankle sprain.

Browns emphasizing physicality, not pace, in running game

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
Clearly, Jerome Harrison had fallen out of favor with the Browns, but his departure leaves the Browns without an established change-of-pace back — and even more lacking in speed on offense than they were previously.

Flashback: Recent Week Six performances

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 1:18 a.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Browns' Week Six contests each of the last five seasons.

Browns-Steelers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 12:07 a.m. ET
Browns rookie QB Colt McCoy, who's expected to make his first career start Sunday, is getting the ultimate test right off the bat for a young quarterback: the Steelers in Pittsburgh.

Five questions with PFW Steelers correspondent Jim Wexell

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Jim Wexell, PFW's Steelers correspondent and the publisher of SteelCityInsider.net, took time out to answer five questions about Pittsburgh in advance of Sunday's Browns-Steelers game. Here's our questions and his answers.

Browns-Steelers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Steelers game:

Browns fantasy focus

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
Here's our weekly look at the Browns from a fantasy football perspective.  

Mangini explains Harrison trade

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 8:18 p.m. ET
Browns head coach Eric Mangini said Thursday that the decision to trade Jerome Harrison to Philadelphia for Mike Bell can be chalked up to the emergence of RB Peyton Hillis, as well as Bell being "more of a fit" for ...

Mangini says 'lean' stronger toward McCoy as starter

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
Browns head coach Eric Mangini indicated Thursday that rookie QB Colt McCoy has strenghtened his chances to be Cleveland's starter Sunday at Pittsburgh.

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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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