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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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AFC North Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 7:27 p.m. ET
We take a closer look at the AFC North with two games in the books.

Dalton throws three TDs in Bengals' win

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Andy Dalton matched his career high with three touchdown passes, leading the Bengals to a 34-27 victory in their one-sided rivalry.

Key matchup: Browns running game vs. Bengals run defense

Posted Sept. 15, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
Whether the Browns can establish the run will go a long way in determining whether they can be a serious threat to the Bengals. 

Browns' offense learning on job

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
No one said it would be easy for the Browns’ young offense.

Pat Shurmur and the Browns' culture of losing

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
The culture of losing is so deeply embedded within the Browns’ organization that it is hard to imagine any other reality for them.

Goodell to meet with four players in bounty scandal

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
Roger Goodell and four players whose suspensions in connection with the bounty investigation were lifted by an appeals panel have agreed to new meetings.

LB Fujita back on Browns' roster

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 9:36 p.m. ET
The NFL lifted the roster exemption Tuesday for the Scot Fujta, who had the his suspension for his role in the Saints' bounty scandal lifted last week.

AFC North Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
While the rest of the AFC North stumbled, the Ravens got off to a fast start in Week One. PFW's Mike Wilkening takes a closer look. 

NFL suspends Browns CB Haden four games

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 5:24 p.m. ET
The NFL suspended Browns CB Joe Haden for four games without pay for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Shorts and Shells: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 2:55 a.m. ET
Welcome to Overreaction Sunday, where RG3 can do no wrong, the Bills and Saints do little right and Peyton Manning is back in business. We think.

Eagles sneak past Browns despite four Vick INTs

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Michael Vick overcame four interceptions as the Eagles opened the season with a nerve-racking 17-16 win over the Browns.

Browns' Modell tribute cancelled at son's request

Posted Sept. 08, 2012 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
The Browns will not hold a public pregame tribute to Art Modell at the request of the late NFL owner's son, multiple media outlets reported. 

Browns plan 'appropriate recognition' for Modell

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
The Browns plan to have an “appropriate recognition” for former owner Art Modell, who died on Thursday.

Modell's passing a chance for Browns fans to move on

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
Now that Cleveland's Public Enemy No. 1, Art Modell, has passed away, it's time for Browns fans to forget about the past and look forward.

Haslam is working with cautiously optimistic fan base in Cleveland

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 9:55 a.m. ET
For a franchise as tortured as the Browns, new owner Jimmy Haslam III truly just has to win to make believers of the club's fans.

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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