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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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Browns rookie report: Week 12

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 2:16 a.m. ET
Here's a recap of notable contributions from Browns rookies in Cleveland's 23-20 loss at Cincinnati on Sunday.

Browns' Taylor showing pass-rush ability

Posted Nov. 19, 2011 @ 10:49 p.m. ET
One of the Browns' better pass rushers has been rookie DT Phil Taylor, who leads the club with four sacks, a total higher than he notched in any of his collegiate seasons.

Browns rookie report: Week 10

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 9:43 p.m. ET
Here's a review of contributions of Browns rookies in Cleveland's 13-12 loss to St. Louis on Sunday.

Browns rookie report: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 10:31 p.m. ET
Here's a review of how Browns rookies contributed in Cleveland's 30-12 defeat at Houston on Sunday.

Browns rookie report: Week Eight

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 7:57 p.m. ET
Here's a recap of notable contributions by Browns rookies in the Browns' 20-10 defeat at San Francisco in Week Eight.

Browns rookie report: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 6:42 p.m. ET
Here's a recap of notable contributions by Browns rookies in Cleveland's 6-3 win vs. Seattle on Sunday.

Browns rookie report: Week Six

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 3:13 a.m. ET
Here's our take on the play of Browns rookies in Sunday's loss to Oakland.

Browns' personnel suits 4-3 scheme

Posted Oct. 01, 2011 @ 10:28 p.m. ET
The Browns' transition from the 3-4 to a 4-3 scheme has been a successful one to date.

Reports: Browns DT Taylor fined $7,500 for hit

Posted Sept. 28, 2011 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
The NFL reportedly has fined Browns rookie DT Phil Taylor $7,500 for hitting Dolphins QB Chad Henne as the passer completed a slide in the fourth quarter of Cleveland's 17-16 victory.

Browns rookie report: Week Three

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
Here's a look at how Browns rookies fared in Cleveland's 17-16 Week Three victory vs. Miami.

Browns' defense stepping up

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
The Browns' defense, which has allowed one TD in each of its last two games, is off to a strong start in its move to a 4-3 scheme.

Browns 60-second rant: So far, so good for rookie class

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 8:05 p.m. ET
The Browns' rookie class has done its part so far, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Browns rookie report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
Here's a rundown of notable performances by rookies in the Browns' 27-19 win at Indianapolis on Sunday.

Bengals-Browns matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 11:54 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Bengals-Browns game.

Browns agree with NT Taylor

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The Browns and NT Phil Taylor, their first-round pick, agreed on a four-year contract.

Browns No. 1 pick scouting report: NT Phil Taylor, Baylor

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
The Browns traded down, then up, to land Baylor NT Phil Taylor, who has been compared to Vikings DT Pat Williams, with the No. 21 pick. 

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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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