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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

Tack FF Int
14 0 0

Former Browns, Ravens owner Modell passes away

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
Art Modell, whose 43-year NFL career made him a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Thursday at the age of 87.

NFLPA asks for restraining order in bounty case

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 9:31 p.m. ET
A temporary restraining order to allow players suspended in connection with "bountygate" to rejoin their teams and play in Week One has been requested.

Browns CB Haden has appealed suspension

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 9:30 a.m. ET
Browns CB Joe Haden has appealed a potential four-game suspension, club president Mike Holmgren told 92.3 FM in Cleveland on Tuesday.

Browns rookie RB Richardson may play in opener

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 7:21 p.m. ET
Sidelined and hidden from public view for nearly a month, Browns rookie RB Trent Richardson might play in Cleveland's season opener.

Eagles acquire S Sims in trade with Browns

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 11:17 p.m. ET
The Eagles acquired first-year FS David Sims from the Browns in a trade Friday.

Browns cut QB Wallace, TE Moore

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
The Browns cut QB Seneca Wallace and TE Evan Moore, according to multiple reports.

Should the Browns worry about Richardson?

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
Steve DiMatteo says even if Trent Richardson comes back in time for Week One, there will be a tinge of worry as he gets his feet wet in the NFL.

Jets claim P Lanning off waivers

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
The Jets claimed P Spencer Lanning off waivers from the Browns, creating competition for second-year P T.J. Conley.

Browns' Fujita optimistic he'll play in opener

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 6:11 p.m. ET
Suspended Browns LB Scott Fujita remains hopeful that he will be allowed to play in Week One.

Browns place NT Taylor on PUP list

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
The Browns placed NT Phil Taylor on the reserve/PUP list in the hopes that he can play in 2012.

Browns cut WR Mitchell

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
The Browns trimmed their roster to 80 players on Sunday and cut WR Carlton Mitchell.

Weeden's age working in his favor in Cleveland

Posted Aug. 23, 2012 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
If things finally turn around for the Browns, Brandon Weeden is the most qualified quarterback in years to help make that happen.

Browns CB Haden back for afternoon practice

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
Browns CB Joe Haden, ejected from practice by head coach Pat Shurmur on Wednesday morning, was reportedly back for a walk-through this afternoon.

Dolphins OG Steinbach to retire

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
Dolphins OG Eric Steinbach will announce his retirement Wednesday, head coach Joe Philbin said.

Browns' Hardesty top option with Richardson sidelined

Posted Aug. 19, 2012 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Browns RB Montario Hardesty fought injuries his first two NFL seasons, but he has fared better this summer.

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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