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2-4-0 7-10-0
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Top Adarius Taylor News

  • Panthers' Adarius Taylor: Ready for Week 16

    Taylor (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against Washington, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Taylor was added to the injury report Thursday with the ankle injury and was considered questionable, but he'll suit up for Sunday's contest. The 30-year-old has mostly played special teams over the past two games and should fill a similar role versus Washington.

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  • Panthers' Adarius Taylor: Activated for Week 14

    Taylor (groin) was activated off the Panthers' injured reserve Saturday, Will Bryan of the team's official website reports.

    Taylor was placed on IR on Nov. 11 after suffering a groin injury. Prior to that, he recorded 11 tackles on defense and one on special teams. He is once again expected to help provide depth at linebacker.

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  • Panthers' Adarius Taylor: Designated for return

    Taylor (undisclosed) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

    The Florida Atlantic product was placed on injured reserve Nov. 11, but it appears his return may be on the horizon. Carolina now has 21 days to either move Taylor back onto the active roster or designate him for season-ending IR. In nine 2020 appearances pre-injury, Taylor compiled 14 tackles and one tackle for loss in a role that consisted primarily of special-teams work.

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  • Panthers' Adarius Taylor: Hits reserve list

    The Panthers placed Taylor (undisclosed) on injured reserve Wednesday, Will Bryan of the team's official site reports.

    The reason for his placement on IR is unclear, but Taylor has accumulated 14 tackles (nine solo) in nine games while being limited to mostly a special teams role. Taylor will need to reside on IR for at least three weeks, which leaves Jermaine Carter and Julian Stanford as the team's only healthy depth linebackers on the roster.

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  • Panthers' Adarius Taylor: Set to start Sunday

    Taylor is slated to start at outside linebacker Sunday against the Chiefs following news that Jeremy Chinn (knee) has been ruled out, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

    While Taylor is the formal starter, coach Matt Rhule relayed Sunday that it will take a group effort to replace Chinn's contributions. Chinn consistently lines up at strong-side linebacker and strong safety, and he's in the mix for Defensive Rookie of the Year. Taylor likely will play a majority of the defensive snaps still, but Julian Stanford and Jermaine Carter could rotate in, too.

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  • Panthers' Adarius Taylor: Back in Carolina

    Taylor signed a contract with the Panthers on Monday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.

    Taylor previously signed with Carolina as an undrafted free agent back in 2014, making this his second stint with the team. The 29-year-old will provide the Panthers with linebacker depth and he could contribute on special teams.

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  • Adarius Taylor: Let go by Browns

    The Browns released Taylor on Monday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    The Browns will save nearly $2.5 million against the salary cap in 2020, and Taylor will be immediately available to sign with a new team. The 29-year-old linebacker played just 54 defensive snaps in 2019, but he did contribute on special teams. He'll likely seek a similar role with another franchise.

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  • Browns' Adarius Taylor: Contributed little in 2019

    Taylor appeared in 15 games and played just 54 snaps on defense in 2019.

    Taylor was thought to be a significant addition after signing a two-year deal during the offseason. He had come off a nice season with Tampa Bay, for whom he made 10 starts in 2018, but the Browns often went with a 4-2-5 look, limiting the need for a third linebacker. When Christian Kirksey (pectoral) went down in Week 2, they used rookie Mack Wilson as a starter along with Joe Schobert. Taylor's currently the second-highest paid linebacker on the roster. A new coaching regime could result in a bigger role for Taylor, but there's a better chance the Browns cut him, which would save them $2.4 million in cap space in 2020.

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  • Browns' Adarius Taylor: Absent from injury report

    Taylor (ankle) is ready to go for Sunday's matchup with the Ravens, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    Taylor logged a full practice Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Look for him to take on his usual workload at strong-side linebacker assuming he avoids any setbacks.

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  • Browns' Adarius Taylor: Still battling ankle issue

    Taylor (ankle) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    Taylor was questionable for Sunday's loss to the Rams but was active and exclusively played special teams. The 29-year-old has played only three defensive snaps in his two games this season, so his availability is unlikely to impact Cleveland's starting defense.

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  • Browns' Adarius Taylor: Ready to rock

    Taylor (ankle) is active for Sunday's game versus the Rams.

    Taylor's absence only lasted one game, and he'll be back in the lineup to start at strongside safety. The 29-year-old linebacker has yet to make a tackle this season, but he'll need to be on top of his game since the Browns' secondary is so depleted.

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  • Browns' Adarius Taylor: Status for Sunday uncertain

    Taylor (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest versus the Rams, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Unable to play or practice since Week 1, Taylor's ankle injury continues to keep him off the field. While the questionable designation leaves the door open for a Week 3 return, the 28-year-old linebacker will need to show major progress in his recovery over the next few days if he hopes to face the Rams on Sunday.

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  • Browns' Adarius Taylor: Watching practice from sidelines

    Taylor (ankle) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    Taylor hasn't played or practiced since Week 1 versus the Titans when he played just three defensive snaps. He'll need to get on the field in some capacity before he has a chance to play Sunday versus the Rams, but the initial chances don't look favorable.

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  • Browns' Adarius Taylor: Out for Week 2

    Taylor (ankle) won't play in Monday's game versus the Jets, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    Taylor sat out of every practice this week, so he'll need better fortune ahead of Week 3's game versus the Rams. This news won't be as damaging if Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (shoulder) also sits out. In Taylor's place, Mack Wilson -- a fifth-round pick out of Alabama -- will make his first career start.

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  • Browns' Adarius Taylor: Battling ankle injury

    Taylor is dealing with a high-ankle sprain, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Concern was sparked when Taylor missed Tuesday's practice, and now that worry is legitimized. Coach Freddie Kitchens said he hopes Taylor is a quick healer, but it's likely he sits out a few weeks. Taylor was rarely used in the defensive equation in Week 1, so the Browns' defense won't take a major hit in his absence.

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  • Browns' Adarius Taylor: Dealing with undisclosed issue

    Taylor missed Tuesday's practice with an undisclosed injury, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    Taylor's injury is unclear in both nature and severity. The 28-year-old only saw three snaps on defense in Sunday's loss to Tennessee. With Cleveland's next game falling on Monday night, Taylor will have an extra day this week to deal with his undisclosed issue.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Bartow, FL
Age: 31
School: Florida Atlantic
Experience: 7