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Cleveland Browns DT Phil Taylor looks forward to Monday's homecoming in Washington

Monday's preseason game at Washington means many things to several different Browns. For rookies, it could determine their NFL future. For many veterans, it's about getting a few reps and not getting hurt. No matter how hard veteran defensive tackle Phil Taylor attempts to downplay the exhibition, the truth finally leaked out. "I've got to put [on a good show]...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns pick up Taylor's option

BEREA, Ohio -- The Browns had until Saturday to decide whether to pick up the option of defensive lineman Phil Taylor. The mystery is over as the team exercised their option on Friday and the former first-round draft choice from Baylor is under contract through the 2015 season. Taylor's salary for the 2015 season will be close to $5.5 million. "It's very evident to us...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Big decision on Taylor for Browns

The Browns have to decide whether to pick up the option of defensive lineman Phil Taylor in the next day or two. Taylor is due a roster bonus of nearly $5.5 million. Head coach Mike Pettine said the team will be discussing that option Thursday night. "That's something we discussed and will be part of the meeting. But that's more something for Ray (Farmer) because it...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Needs – DT: Depth for Phil Taylor

Like most of Cleveland’s front-seven, the defensive tackle position is in fairly good hands. Phil Taylor, a first round selection entering his fourth season, is the man whom Browns fans will be trusting to dictate the center of the line of scrimmage, and by all accounts he is the right man for the job. When Taylor put up four sacks and 59 total tackles during his rookie season...
Via cover32 - Browns
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Taylor tweets frustration with referees in Browns-Cowboys game

It didn’t take long: The first notable Cleveland Brown has already come out on Twitter with his complaint about the referees from today’s 23-20 overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys: How much they paying these refs man! — Phil Taylor (@PhilTaylor98) November 18, 2012 Defensive tackle Phil Taylor, who was able to play with Ahytba Rubin for the first time all season in the game...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 18, 2012  |  1 Comment

Phil Taylor eager to get back but “won’t push it”

One of the nicer stories in an otherwise disappointing year so far for the Browns has been the defensive line. Much-maligned John Hughes and surprising late-rounder Billy Winn have been surprisingly good filling in for Phil Taylor. While it is a nice story, there’s no doubt that it would be an even better one if they were coming in to spell Taylor rather than filling in for him...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Browns’ Phil Taylor won’t rush back this season

Getty Images Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor plans on listening to linebacker D’Qwell Jackson and not rush coming back this season after tearing his left pectoral muscle this offseason. “I’m itching to get back, but I’m not going to rush it,” Taylor said. Taylor believes that the guys behind him will do fine. “We won’t miss a beat,” Taylor said. “...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Phil Taylor was bench-pressing “300-something” pounds when he got hurt

Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland caught up with Phil Taylor yesterday at the NFL Play 60 youth clinic being held at the Cleveland Browns training facility. The headline is that Taylor hopes to play in 2012, but won’t rush his return to the field. What stuck out to me, though, was Taylor’s detail about how he hurt himself. Taylor said he was bench-pressing “300-something” pounds...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Browns' Taylor 'itching to get back'

Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor says he's ''itching to get back'' after undergoing surgery to repair a chest muscle he injured while lifting weights. Taylor tore a pectoral muscle last month while bench pressing. He's hoping to play this season but said he's not rushing back, heeding the advice of Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, who twice sustained...
Via Fox Sports
June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL News: Browns Confirm Taylor Has Torn Pectoral

When the news initially broke, Browns fans feared the worst. Not even one day later, the Cleveland front office confirms that second-year defensive tackle Phil Taylor has in fact torn his left pectoral muscle lifting weights. The result will be surgery with the first-round draft pick missing the entire 2012 season. Taylor does have an advantage in that the injury occurred four months...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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