Phil Taylor DL CLE 5 months ago

Taylor was released by the Browns on Tuesday,'s Ian Rapoport reports.

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Phil Taylor DL CLE 9 months ago

Taylor (knee) said he'll be a full-go for training camp, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Taylor landed on injured reserve in November, needing arthroscopic surgery on his knee for a second time during the 2014 season. He's unlikely to start in 2015, after the Browns selected nose tackle Danny Shelton with their first-round pick.

Phil Taylor DL CLE 1 year ago

Taylor (knee) will be placed on IR by the Browns, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The report relays that Taylor is slated to undergo knee surgery next week, in a procedure unrelated to the scope he had earlier this season. The defensive tackle finishes up the 2014 season with 10 tackles in five games.

Phil Taylor DL CLE 1 year ago

Taylor was active for Thursday night's contest against the Bengals, and recorded three tackles (two solo) in the victory.

Taylor hasn't seen the field since Week 5 due to minor knee surgery in early-October, but was able to suit up and contribute in the Browns' 3-4 defensive scheme. The 26-year-old has tallied just seven sacks over his first three NFL seasons, however, making it tough to rely on him as an IDP moving forward.

Phil Taylor DL CLE 1 year ago

Taylor had a minor scope surgery on his knee Wednesday and will miss a few games, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Taylor's injury will shore up the defensive line over the next few weeks, with Billy Winn, John Hughes and Armonty Bryant all being options to replace him while he is out.

Phil Taylor DL CLE 2 years ago

Taylor (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Taylor, who landed on Cleveland's PUP list to open training camp, re-joined the Browns' first-team defense on Tuesday. The imposing defensive lineman is projected to start at nose tackle again this season, thus limiting his fantasy value due to a lack of measurable stats.

Phil Taylor DL CLE 2 years ago

Browns exercised NT Phil Taylor's fifth-year club option for 2015.

Phil Taylor DL CLE 2 years ago

NT Phil Taylor is unsure if the Browns will pick up his fifth-year option.

If the Browns don't pick up Taylor's $5.5 million option by May 3, he'll be an unrestricted free agent in 2015. It's an interesting decision for the new Mike Pettine regime. Taylor has started 37 games over the last three seasons, showing well as a run stuffer last year but coming off the field on pass downs. The former first-round pick's value will depend on how Pettine uses him in the hybrid 3-4 scheme.

Phil Taylor DL CLE 2 years ago

ESPN Cleveland doesn't believe Browns NT Phil Taylor was "happy about" seeing his playing time reduced last season.

Taylor appeared in 15 games in 2013 and played just 555 defensive snaps, good for 32nd among defensive tackles and nose tackles across the league. He exited the field on sure passing downs and recorded just 26 tackles and two sacks. However, Taylor was stout against the run. New coach Mike Pettine runs a multiple-front defense. Taylor should see increased snaps in 2014.

Phil Taylor DL CLE 2 years ago

Browns NT Phil Taylor sustained a concussion in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Jets.

Taylor will likely sit out the Week 17 finale against the Steelers. The run-stuffing former first-round pick has 26 tackles and two sacks on the season.