Phil Taylor’s knee kept Steelers from signing him

It was a bit surprising to see the Cleveland Browns cut Phil Taylor knowing that they would have to pay him anyway. Speculation among Browns fans was that the team just thought one of the younger guys could help them. After the defensive tackle visited the Pittsburgh Steelers, who decided not to sign him, we might know a bit more as to why the Browns were so convinced. Phil Taylor’s...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Taylor visits Steelers day after being cut by Browns

Phil Taylor may be on his way to joining the other side of a rivalry. A day after the former first-round pick was cut by the Cleveland Browns, Taylor visited with the Pittsburgh Steelers. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports that as many as eight teams have interest in the Baylor product. Taylor was the No. 21 overall pick in 2011 and signed for a $4.38 million bonus. His base...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Taylor thanks Browns fans after release

It’s true that Phil Taylor had some difficulties staying on the field for the Browns, but whenever he was there Browns fans seemed to appreciate his effort and nasty streak. Taylor brought a meanness to the Browns defense that wasn’t there before he arrived. It appears that the appreciation wasn’t just pointed on way as Phil Taylor used his Instagram to send Browns fans a positive...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns release Phil Taylor, Roster Now at 75

People say the NFL stands for “Not For Long,” and 2011 first-round pick Phil Taylor’s release is testament to their accuracy. The writing was on the wall for Taylor after the Cleveland Browns snagged Danny Shelton, his replacement with the 12th pick of the 2015 draft. But not many thought the rehabbing Taylor would be cast […] The post Cleveland Browns release Phil Taylor...
Via Browns Beat
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: Opinion – Draft ends Phil Taylor’s Tenure?

Upon drafting defensive tackle Danny Shelton with the 12th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, it goes without much question the Cleveland Browns are trying to get better in stopping the run. Ranked last in the NFL during the 2014-15 season in rush defense, the team let defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin walk in free agency, and could possibly do the same with defensive tackle Phil Taylor, who...
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Santa Claus Came to Town: Phil Taylor provides a Christmas for local children

On a cold night in December, there’s a jolly man riding around town in a matching suit with an epic beard and a cap placed upon his head. He has a few toys at his disposal—your standard juvenile arsenal of foam-launching equipment. But instead of a sleigh, boots with bells and reindeer leading the way, that man is Phil Taylor, the Browns’ 350-pound defensive tackle, and he’s riding...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Taylor undergoes minor surgery, expected to miss time

Cleveland Browns defensive tackle and amateur film maker Phil Taylor will miss what looks to be at least the next several weeks after undergoing surgery to repair an injured right knee.’s Mary Kay Cabot reports that the procedure was a “minor scope.” #Browns Phil Taylor underwent a minor scope on his knee today, a source tells — Mary...
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October 08, 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 watching on...
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's contractual...
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

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