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98 Phillip Taylor DE

Cleveland Browns

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
1%0%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
360000

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Browns pick up option on Phil Taylor
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

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.

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Phil Taylor hoping Browns pick up option
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

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.

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Two Browns linemen scratched for Sunday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

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.

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Boatload of Browns out of Friday session
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

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.

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Two Browns linemen still out with concussions
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Concussions prevented Browns starting defensive tackle Phillip Taylor and guard Jason Pinkston from practicing on Thursday. Their availability for Sunday at Pittsburgh remains unclear.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/7/14PIT0000
29/14/14NO0000
39/21/14BAL0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Bye: Week 4
510/5/14@ TEN1:00 pm
610/12/14PIT1:00 pm
710/19/14@ JAC1:00 pm
810/26/14OAK4:25 pm
911/2/14TB1:00 pm
1011/6/14@ CIN8:25 pm
1111/16/14HOU1:00 pm
1211/23/14@ ATL1:00 pm
1311/30/14@ BUF1:00 pm
1412/7/14IND1:00 pm
1512/14/14CIN1:00 pm
1612/21/14@ CAR1:00 pm
1712/28/14@ BAL1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2011Cleveland Browns165937.0224000.0001
2012Cleveland Browns81412.021000.0000
2013Cleveland Browns152614.0122000.0001
2014Cleveland Browns363.030000.0000
TOTAL4210566.0397000.0002
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2011Cleveland Browns1600100000
2012Cleveland Browns800001010
2013Cleveland Browns1500000000
2014Cleveland Browns300000000
TOTAL4200101010
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/335
Birthdate:
4/7/1988
Age:
26
Hometown:
Clinton, MD, USA
School:
Baylor
NFL Experience:
4
Awards:
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