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Cleveland Browns

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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Browns activate DT Taylor off PUP

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
The Browns activated DT Phil Taylor off the physically-unable-to-perform list on Friday and placed DL Brian Sanford on injured reserve. 

Browns place LB Fujita on I.R.

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 12:09 p.m. ET
The Browns placed LB Scott Fujita on injured reserve, head coach Pat Shurmur told reporters Wednesday.

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 working to overcome early obstacles

Posted Aug. 16, 2012 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
Steve DiMatteo writes that it's just business as usual for the Browns, despite facing more than their share of adversity this preseason.

Browns DT Taylor 'itching to get back'

Posted June 26, 2012 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
Browns DT Phil Taylor believes he will play this season. However, he's been warned not to rush back.

Browns DT Taylor undergoes successful surgery

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 8:07 p.m. ET
Browns DT Phil Taylor had his torn pectoral muscle surgically repaired, and the surgery "went well," club spokesman Neal Gulkis told the Akron Beacon Journal.

Injury to promising Taylor a setback for Browns

Posted May 12, 2012 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
While the addition of two rookie tackles softens the blow, the loss of Phil Taylor to a possible season-ending pectoral injury is a significant one for Cleveland.

Browns DT Taylor has torn pectoral

Posted May 11, 2012 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
Browns second-year DT Phil Taylor tore his left pectoral, head coach Pat Shurmur confirmed Friday.

Browns rookie report: Week 17

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 4:46 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the contributions of Browns rookies in the Week 17 loss to Pittsburgh.

Browns rookie report: Week 16

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 9:33 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the contributions of Browns rookies in Cleveland's 20-14 loss at Baltimore on Sunday.

Browns stock report: Week 16

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 12:45 a.m. ET
Here's a look at whose stock is rising — and whose stock is falling — after the Browns' Week 16 loss at Baltimore.

Browns rookies have done their part

Posted Dec. 23, 2011 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
Looking for positives in another playoff-less season for the Browns? Their 2011 rookie class is a good place to start.

Browns rookie report: Week 14

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
Here's a recap of notable contributions from Browns rookies in Cleveland's 14-3 defeat at Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Browns rookie report: Week 13

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 8:11 p.m. ET
Here's a recap of notable contributions from Browns rookies in Cleveland's 24-10 loss to Baltimore on Sunday.

Final four games could be humbling for Browns

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 1:52 a.m. ET
The Browns can't threaten in this division until they fix their offense. That figures to be driven home in the final quarter of the season.


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."