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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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Steelers-Browns matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
The Browns sacked QB Ben Roethlisberger eight times in their upset of Pittsburgh last December. Can Cleveland's pass rush — and secondary — step up once again?

Browns trade Harrison to Eagles for Bell

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
The Browns have traded RB Jerome Harrison to the Eagles for RB Mike Bell, the Eagles announced Wednesday. 

Mangini: McCoy likely starter if Delhomme, Wallace out

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
  Browns head coach Eric Mangini indicated Wednesday he likely would start rookie Colt McCoy at Pittsburgh on Sunday if QBs Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace can't play because of ankle injuries, multiple media outlets reported.   

Browns-Steelers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
The Browns' Joshua Cribbs has game-breaking ability as a runner and as a returner, as he showed the last time Cleveland met Pittsburgh. 

Browns' O-line must bounce back

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 11:04 a.m. ET
The Browns' O-line must play better if the Browns are have a chance at upsetting the Steelers, but the line faces a tough test.  

They said it: Browns Tuesday edition

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 7:11 p.m. ET
Here's a sampling of quotes from Browns head coach Eric Mangini's Monday press conference, the transcript of which was provided by the team.

Browns' 60-second rant: Browns have been thorn in Steelers' side before

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
Even if forced to start Colt McCoy or Brett Ratliff at quarterback, the Browns, if sound, can be competitive vs. Pittsburgh. 

Browns sign QB Ratliff, release WR Aiken

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
The Browns announced the signing of QB Brett Ratliff from the Patriots' practice squad on Tuesday.

Browns rookie report: Week Five

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
Here's our weekly look at the contributions made by Browns rookies in the first five games of the season as focus turns to whether one first-year player who's yet to play will get his first-ever NFL start Sunday ...

Browns-Steelers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
Can one of the Browns' top players rebound from an uncharacteristically poor performance? 

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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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