Taylor was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports. The reserve defensive tackle can now resume trying to stake his claim for a roster spot, a quest that will be made slightly easier due to 2019 starter Star Lotulelei choosing to sit out the 2020 season.
Taylor was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. The reserve defensive lineman will now enter NFL protocol pertaining to COVID-19. Taylor played in just three games with the Bills last season, accumulating six tackles.
Taylor was promoted to the active roster Saturday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. The Bills have been tinkering with their defensive tackle group ever since Harrison Phillips went down with a season-ending injury, and Saturday's depth move is to swap Taylor -- a former Dolphin with 21 games of NFL experience -- for Kyle Peko.
Taylor has fully recovered from toe surgery after landing on injured reserve in late October, Adam Beasley of The Miami Herald reports. Taylor was recently cleared to resume football activities and is good to go for Organized Team Activities in the spring. The 25-year-old had 27 tackles (15 solo) and two sacks in eight games for the Dolphins last season, and figures to play a sizable role in the defensive line rotation in 2019.
Taylor has emerged as a standout among the defensive front through the early portion of training camp, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports. Jackson, coming off a gruesome knee injury that landed him on injured reserve at the end of last season, appears to be back in full force. Entering his second season, Jackson is not a lock to make the final roster, but a strong camp has certainly helped his case moving forward.
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