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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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NFL Links: Ngata's added girth paying off

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 10:49 a.m. ET
Haloti Ngata's extra weight is helping already, the Saints' pass rush is a big problem and the Browns' new owner won't make any snap decisions.

Giants WR Nicks out for Sunday

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin ruled WR Hakeem Nicks out for Sunday’s game against the Browns.

Browns wide receivers need to step up

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 10:53 a.m. ET
Steve DiMatteo says it's time for a receiver to step up and assume the No. 1 role in the Browns' offense.

Scout's Notebook: Browns FB Owen Marecic

Posted Oct. 03, 2012 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki breaks down one of the NFL's most physical dinosaurs, Browns FB Owen Marecic. 

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
While the Steelers rested in Week Four, the Bengals and Ravens pulled further ahead in the AFC North.

Browns' Little has potential, lacks consistency

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
In Week Four, viewers saw what makes Browns WR Greg Little so interesting — but maddening — to watch.

Fans cheer refs, and Ravens beat Browns

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
QB Joe Flacco threw for 356 yards and one TD and ran for another to lead the Ravens to a 23-16 win over the Browns Thursday night.

Cheers as NFL refs return: 'It's good to be back'

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 11:43 p.m. ET
The real refs were back at work Thursday night in Baltimore for the Browns-Ravens Week Four contest.

Browns' defense sorely missing CB Haden

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 1:27 p.m. ET
CB Joe Haden’s suspension has helped put the Browns' organization on a collision course with massive changes in the offseason.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 8 p.m. ET
In this week's AFC North Spin cycle, we explore the Ravens' soaring passing game and the Steelers' struggling pass rush. 

Monday injury report for Week Four

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 7:45 p.m. ET
The Browns and Ravens did not practice Monday but the practice report for their Thursday-night game is an estimation.

Bills lose Spiller, beat Browns

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three touchdown passes and the Bills overcame the loss of running back C.J. Spiller to beat the  Browns 24-14 on Sunday.

Young Browns offense faces big test against Bills

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
In this week’s game vs. the Bills, the Browns are looking at a fork in the road of this season and, potentially, the future of the franchise.

Smith, Hargrove visit NFL for talks on bounties

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 9:29 p.m. ET
Will Smith and Anthony Hargrove met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday about the Saints bounty scandal.

Jim Brown reuniting with Browns

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
Hall of Fame RB Jim Brown, who has had a rift with his former team for years, plans to take part in Browns alumni events this weekend in Cleveland.

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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