A day after the Browns cut him, defensive end Phillip Taylor visited the Steelers, according to NBCSports.com. Cleveland paid Brown $5.47 million to not be a part of the organization on Tuesday. He was a first-round pick in 2011.
For the first time since undergoing knee surgery last season, Browns defensive end Phillip Taylor was able to participate in team drills Sunday, reports the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. Taylor played in five games last season before suffering the knee injury.
The worst news for the Browns is that tight end Jordan Cameron (concussion) is out Sunday against Houston and could be done for the season, and defensive tackle Phillip Taylor (knee) is out for the year. But aside from special teams player Johnson Bademosi (concussion) being ruled out for the game against the Texans, the team is relatively healthy. An exception could be safety Tashaun Gipson (concussion), who is questionable. The probables are defensive end Desmond Bryant (wrist), wideout Andrew Hawkins (thigh/knee), linebacker Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) and defensive tackle Billy Winn (toe).
The Browns have promoted outside linebacker Keith Pough from their practice squad to replace defensive tackle Phillip Taylor on their roster. Taylor has been placed on IR with a knee injury that will require surgery.
Browns defensive tackle Phillip Taylor will require more knee surgery and is out for the season, ESPNCleveland.com has reported. Taylor missed four straight games before returning to play last Thursday against Cincinnati. His presence helped the Browns turn around what had been a struggling run defense. His loss would be a significant blow to a defensive line that has experienced a spate of injuries this season.