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Height/Weight: 6-3/335 | Birthdate: 4/7/1988 | Birthplace: Clinton, MD, USA | Team: Cleveland | College: Baylor | NFL Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Browns DL Phillip Taylor not expected to play Week 8


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2014) Browns defensive lineman Phillip Taylor is making progress in his recovery from knee surgery, but is not expected to play Week 8 against Oakland, according to the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram on Monday. It will be the third consecutive game he's missed to due to the injury. Taylor registered seven tackles before the injury.

Defensive linemen dominate Browns inactives for Week 7


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Phil Taylor (knee) and fellow defensive linemen Billy Winn (quad) and Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) headline the list of Browns inactives for Sunday against host Jacksonville. Also hurt are wideout Rodney Smith (hamstring) and cornerback K'Waun Williams (concussion).

The healthy scratches are defensive back Pierre Desir and running back Glenn Winston.


Browns unveil lengthy injury report for Week 6


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) The Browns unveiled a lengthy injury report for Week 6 against Pittsburgh. Wide receiver Rodney Smith (hamstring) and defensive lineman Phillip Taylor (knee) and Billy Winn (quad) have been officially ruled out for the game.

Deemed questionable were star cornerback Joe Haden (hip), linebacker Paul Kruger (back) and defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin (ankle).

Defensive lineman Desmond Bryant (wrist), tight end Jordan Cameron (ankle, shoulder), defensive back Tashaun Gipson (shoulder), offensive lineman John Greco (knee), linebacker Eric Martin (personal), defensive back Buster Skrine (thumb), running back Ben Tate (finger) and offensive lineman Joe Thomas (rest) have been all ruled probable for Sunday.


Report: Browns DE Phil Taylor underwent knee procedure


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) Browns starting defensive end Phillip Taylor "underwent a minor scope procedure on his knee" and likely will miss "at least a few games," reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Taylor injured his knee in the first half of the Week 5 win at Tennessee.

He has seven tackles at end this season after starting 15 games at nose tackle last year.


Browns DL Phil Taylor, Joe Haden getting injuries evaluated


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) Browns head coach Mike Pettine said defensive lineman Phil Taylor (knee) and cornerback Joe Haden (hip) underwent further evaluation Monday. Pettine said he will have updates on both players Wednesday.

Browns pick up option on Phil Taylor


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/2/2014) The Browns on Friday exercised the fifth-year option on defensive lineman Phil Taylor ’s rookie contract. Taylor is now under contract through the 2015 season.

"It's very evident to us watching on tape and seeing him in person this week that Phil Taylor is very explosive, and he's a great fit for what we want to do on defense," said coach Mike Pettine. "I like his ability to rush the passer and be there to clog up the middle at the point of attack when we need him."

Taylor, the 21st overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, has appeared in 39 games with 38 starts. He has registered 130 tackles, seven sacks, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

In 2013, Taylor played and started 15 games at nose tackle in the Browns' 3-4 defense after transitioning from defensive tackle. He recorded 57 tackles, two sacks and one pass defensed, helping Cleveland finish ninth in the NFL in total defense, the team's best finish since 1994.


Phil Taylor hoping Browns pick up option


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Nose tackle Phillip Taylor hopes the Browns pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie contract, which would pay him about $5.5 million in 2015, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. Cleveland has until May 3 to exercise the option.

“I would love to be here, but that’s not up to me,” Taylor told the paper. “So we’re going to wait and see what [the front office] is going to do about it.”

Taylor started 15 games last year and finished with 57 tackles and two sacks.


Two Browns linemen scratched for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) Browns guard Jason Pinkston and nose tackle Phillip Taylor have been ruled out for Sunday at Pittsburgh with concussions. Taylor will be missing his first game this season, but the injury-plagued Pinkston played in just three.

Boatload of Browns out of Friday session


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) The Browns are banged up heading into their season finale against the Steelers. Nose tackle Phillip Taylor (concussion), defensive end John Hughes (knee) and offensive linemen Jason Pinkston (concussion) and Shawn Lauvao (thigh) were all absent from Friday practice.

Their statuses for the game against Pittsburgh will be clearer when the team releases its injury report later in the afternoon.


Two Browns linemen still out with concussions


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2013) Concussions prevented Browns starting defensive tackle Phillip Taylor and guard Jason Pinkston from practicing on Thursday. Their availability for Sunday at Pittsburgh remains unclear.

Jason Pinkston, Phil Taylor out with concussions


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2013) The Browns have lost two more players to concussions. Guard Jason Pinkston and defensive tackle Phillip Taylor are both going through protocol after sustaining concussions in the Week 16 loss to the Jets, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Taylor back with Browns


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2012) The Browns activated defensive lineman Phillip Taylor from the PUP list on Friday after missing the first eight games of the season sidelined with a chest injury. Taylor suffered a torn pectoral muscle while lifting weights in the offseason and was placed on the PUP list in late August.


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