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November 14, 2017 07:00 PM
Devin Taylor: Waived by Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor was waived by the Giants on Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports.

The Giants signed veterans Akeem Ayers and John Greco on Tuesday, leaving Taylor as the odd-man-out in New York. The 27-year-old signed with the Giants a little over two weeks ago, playing in one contest against the Rams, in which he recorded one tackle.

October 31, 2017 11:52 AM
Giants' Devin Taylor: Re-signed by Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor signed with the Giants on Tuesday.

Taylor spent the entire preseason and training camp with the Giants after signing with the team in May, but he was released just before the start of the regular season. The move coincides with New York placing Nordly Capi (hamstring) on injured reserve. Taylor will add depth to a fairly banged-up Giants front seven.

August 22, 2017 06:24 PM
Giants' Devin Taylor: Plays in Monday matchup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (lower leg) played in Monday's game against the Browns.

Taylor only played in nine snaps Monday night, and it's unclear whether that's a product of a cautious post-injury approach, or if it's due to his long-shot chances of making the roster. Nevertheless, he's healthy enough to play so expect to see him in upcoming preseason games.

August 2, 2017 07:24 PM
Giants' Devin Taylor: Experiencing soreness in lower leg
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor missed a second consecutive practice Wednesday due to soreness in his lower leg, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reports.

This doesn't sound like a serious issue in the slightest, so Taylor should be back in the fold sooner rather than later.

August 1, 2017 01:40 PM
Giants' Devin Taylor: Misses practice Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (undisclosed) was sore Tuesday and sat out of practice, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Taylor will have to continue battling for playing time, but he played well enough last season to win some snaps by default. The University of South Carolina product logged 28 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 2016. This injury seems pretty minor, so don't expect Taylor to stay sidelined too long.

May 25, 2017 06:56 PM
Giants' Devin Taylor: Signs with Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor signed a one-year contract Wednesday with the Giants, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Taylor spent the last four seasons with the Lions, and worked in a starting role along the defensive line in 2016. He was a serviceable contributor with 28 tackles and 4.5 sacks, but Taylor will have a tougher path to seeing snaps with the Giants, as Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon are locked into starting roles at the two end spots.

October 2, 2016 12:36 PM
Lions' Devin Taylor: Active for Sunday's matchup with Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (ankle) is active for Sunday's divisional matchup with the Bears.

Taylor was listed as questionable in Friday's injury report but will give it a go on Sunday as he hopes to avoid aggravating an ankle injury. The defensive end played through the injury last week, notching one tackle while taking the field for 45 snaps. Look for a similar snap count this week, with Brandon Copeland prepared to fill in at any moment.

September 25, 2016 12:22 PM
Lions' Devin Taylor: Active for Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 3 matchup with the Packers, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Taylor only practiced once during the week, but the Lions may require him to play a full snap count Sunday with Ezekiel Ansah (ankle) expected to miss at least a few games. Through his first two games, Taylor has been able to make an impact at the defensive end spot opposite Ansah, logging eight tackles and 1.5 sacks.

September 23, 2016 06:46 PM
Lions' Devin Taylor: Returns to practice Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (ankle) returned to practice on Friday after missing Thursday's practice with an ankle injury, MLive.com reports. He's officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.

It appears Taylor avoided structural damage in his ankle and, consequently, he shouldn't miss any time moving forward. The South Carolina product has racked up 13 tackles and 1.5 sacks thus far into the season, but is not expected to have stud DE Ezekiel Ansah bookending the opposite side of the defensive line in the Lions' Week 3 matchup against the Packers, potentially allowing Green Bay blockers to devote more attention his way than Detroit's previous two opponents were able to.

September 20, 2016 09:42 PM
Lions' Devin Taylor: Collects a sack and a half Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor sacked Marcus Mariota 1.5 times while notching seven tackles Sunday against the Titans.

Taylor now has 13 tackles in his two games to start the season. Although he's accomplished little in his first two years in the league, he could thrive across from Ziggy Ansah (ankle), even though Ansah could miss some time with an ankle injury.

June 2, 2015 05:24 AM
TEs Eric Ebron, Joseph Fauria among Lions cleared for action
by Larry Hartstein |

Lions tight ends Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) are active for Sunday's game at Arizona after being listed as probable. Ebron returns after missing three straight games and will start in place of Brandon Pettigrew (foot). Fauria is back after missing six straight games.

Also suiting up are safety James Ihedigbo (back), center Don Muhlbach (ankle), right tacle LaAdrian Waddle (knee) and defensive end Devin Taylor (knee).

June 2, 2015 05:26 AM
Lions enter Week 11 clash vs. Arizona relatively healthy
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Outside of three players, the Lions enter Week 11 against Arizona relatively healthy. The team ruled out Nick Fairley (knee) and Larry Warford (knee) for Sunday. Reggie Bush (ankle) missed practice all week and was labeled questionable.

Meanwhile, the following players practiced in full Friday and were deemed probable: Eric Ebron (hamstring), Joseph Fauria (ankle), James Ihedigbo (back), Calvin Johnson (ankle), Don Muhlbach (ankle), Brandon Pettigrew (foot), Devin Taylor (knee) and LaAdrian Waddle (knee).

June 2, 2015 06:17 AM
Lions keep all probables active in Week 5
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

All of the Lions listed as probable on Friday's final injury report are active for Week 5's matchup with the Bills, including defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee), wide receiver Golden Tate (hamstring), safety Don Carey (hamstring), defensive end Devin Taylor (knee) and tackle LaAdrian Waddle (calf).

Fairley should be good to go for his regular role, which includes playing about half of the team's defensive snaps. He recorded his first sack of the season in Week 4.

June 2, 2015 06:18 AM
Lions list four as probable
by Chris Cwik |

The Lions have listed four players as probable for Week 5.

Don Carey, Nick Fairley, Devin Taylor and LaAdrian Waddle should all go during the contest. All four players were able to practice in full Friday. 

June 2, 2015 06:24 PM
Lions ready to lean on Devin Taylor to replace Jason Jones
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Lions coach Jim Schwartz said rookie Devin Taylor will be asked to play a bigger role on defense after the team lost starting defensive end Jason Jones to a season-ending knee injury Sunday against the Redskins.

"We've got a lot of different ways (to replace Jones) and I think I said yesterday, we're going to lean on Devin Taylor, also there," Schwartz said at his Monday press conference, per MLive.com. "A lot of the same things we like about Jason, we like in Devin. He played well at times in preseason, but he needs to grow up quickly."

Taylor has been active for just one of three games. He played three snaps Week 2 against the Cardinals and had no stats.

"Taylor has shown some really good things," Schwartz said immediately after the Lions' win over the Redskins. "He's only been active for one game, but it will be his time to step up."

June 2, 2015 06:53 PM
Lions list Week 1 inactives
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

The Lions listed seven players as inactive for Week 1 against the Vikings: quarterback Kellen Moore; wide receiver Ryan Broyles; running back Mikel Leshoure; defensive back Jonte Gree; defensive lineman Devin Taylor; and offensive linemen LaAdrian Waddle and Leroy Harris

June 2, 2015 10:08 AM
Fuller part of Lions' Day 3 haul
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Notable draft selections made by the Lions on Day 3 of the NFL draft include South Carolina defensive end Devin Taylor, Virginia Tech receiver Corey Fuller, Notre Dame running back Theo Riddick, Alabama tight end Michael Williams and FAMU linebacker Brandon Hepburn.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-8/275
Birthdate:
11/15/1989
Age:
31
Hometown:
Seabrook, SC, USA
School:
South Carolina
NFL Experience:
5
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