The Seahawks waived Taylor on Wednesday.
Taylor worked as the team's slot corner, allowing a 62.5 completion percentage and 6.5 YPA. Those numbers aren't bad by any measure, but the Seahawks may be comfortable with their depth in Neiko Thorpe and Akeem King. If Taylor clears waivers, he's a prime candidate for Seattle's practice squad.
Taylor is set to start at cornerback for Sunday's game against Atlanta with Tre Flowers (neck) inactive, Gregg Bell of the News Tribune reports.
Primarily used in nickel situations, Taylor will get the opportunity to start with Flowers on the shelf. The 29-year-old has seen just 107 defensive snaps this season, and has racked up nine tackles (six solo) in that span. Taylor is now set for a big workload and will catch a break with Matt Schaub expected to start for the Falcons for the injured Matt Ryan (ankle).
Coach Pete Carroll said Taylor will play the nickel spot in Sunday's game versus the Steelers, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
Since Ugo Amadi (shoulder) and Neiko Thorpe (hamstring) were injured in the season opener, Taylor will immediately be deployed in coverage. Taylor has familiarity with the Seahawks' system, as he spent the preseason with the team before being let go Aug. 31.
Taylor signed with the Seahawks on Monday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Taylor worked with the Seahawks this offseason but was cut before Week 1. Seattle could clearly use the help in the secondary after getting diced up by Andy Dalton for 418 yards and two touchdowns in the season opener. Furthermore, the Seahawks didn't use a nickelback in that game, opting to instead use linebackers to cover wide receivers. Taylor could work in immediately as a nickel corner, bolstering the team's secondary before Week 2's matchup versus the Steelers.
Taylor was released by the Seahawks on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Taylor signed with the Seahawks in May and was working as the nickel cornerback throughout training camp, but the team opted to go in a different direction. The 28-year-old played in 14 games between the Broncos and Cardinals last season, and had 18 tackles (16 solo) and a forced fumble.
Taylor is signing a contract with the Seahawks on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Seahawks had a hole at slot corner after Justin Coleman signed with Detroit this offseason. Taylor will be an option to fill that hole, but he may not be a shoe-in after allowing 7.0 yards per coverage snap from the slot in 2018, the fifth-highest rate in the league.
Taylor visited with the Seahawks on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Taylor played for both the Broncos and the Cardinals in 2018, but he didn't have a starting role with either team. The Seahawks have two starting cornerbacks in Shaquill Griffin and Tre Flowers, but they could use depth in nickel packages after they lost Justin Coleman in free agency.
Taylor was ejected from Saturday night's game against the Browns after making contact with Cleveland's Breshard Perriman after a play, Nick Shook of NFL.com reports.
Taylor becomes the third Broncos cornerback to leave the game. Brendan Langley left earlier with a concussion, then Bradley Roby left with a facial laceration.
Taylor signed a one-year contract with the Broncos on Tuesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Taylor appeared in 10 games with Arizona this season, accumulating 17 tackles (15 solo) and one pass defended. With Chris Harris (leg) out for Week 14, it's possible that Taylor could see work as early as Sunday against the 49ers.
Taylor was released by the Cardinals on Monday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Taylor played a rotational role in Arizona's secondary through 10 games this season, but ultimately was unable to earn a stable position with the team. The Cardinals acquired Taylor in a trade with the Browns this offseason, and have now opted to part ways following his poor showing during a Week 11 loss to the Raiders. The 28-year-old will search for a depth role elsewhere in the league if he goes unclaimed on waivers.
Taylor (back) is active for Thursday's game against the Broncos.
Taylor appears to have fully recovered from a lingering back injury and will suit up against the Broncos. The starting cornerback will attempt to contain the Case Keenum-led passing attack.
Taylor (back) is active for Sunday's game against San Francisco.
Taylor exited the Cardinals' Week 4 contest early due to a back injury, but appears to have fully recovered. Expect the starting right cornerback to suit up against the 49ers on Sunday.
Taylor (back) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the 49ers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Taylor has been a decent defensive asset for the Cardinals through four games, making 13 solo tackles. If he can't go, Bene Benewikere (neck) will slot in as a starter if he's healthy. If neither suits up, expect Brandon Williams to see starter reps.
The Browns are finalizing a trade to send Taylor to the Cardinals, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Cleveland revamped the cornerback position this offseason with the signings of E.J. Gaines and TJ Carrie before drafting Denzel Ward with the No. 4 overall pick last month. The team attempted to trade Taylor throughout the draft, but they were apparently unable to find a willing partner until now. The Cardinals' cornerback group behind Patrick Peterson features little in terms of established talent, putting Taylor in prime position to earn a starting role. The 27-year-old appeared in 31 games (29 starts) for the Browns over the past two seasons and accrued 119 tackles, 23 passes defensed and three interceptions, although none of those picks came in 2017.
Taylor (foot) is listed as active Week 17 against the Steelers.
Taylor landed on the injury report with a foot ailment that limited his practice time this week, but he'll suit up for the Browns nonetheless, as the team looks to avoid a winless season. Should Taylor suffer a setback or find himself limited at any point, Briean Boddy-Calhoun is returning from a knee injury this week and would be available to fill in.
Taylor (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Taylor has played through the injury the last two weeks and was limited in practice this week, so he appears likely to be available for Sunday's season finale. Mike Jordan and Briean Boddy-Calhoun (knee) would see increased workloads if Taylor is ultimately ruled out.
Taylor (foot) didn't practice Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Dealing with the same ailment in Week 16, Taylor still managed to play 98 percent of the team's defensive snaps, registering three total tackles and a half sack. Unless he suffers some sort of setback this week, expect the cornerback to play in Sunday's season finale versus the Steelers.
Taylor (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Bears.
Taylor never practiced in full this week, but he'll avoid the inactive list after showing the Browns enough in his limited sessions. The cornerback hasn't recorded more than three tackles in any of his last four games and probably won't have many opportunities to make plays in coverage Sunday with the Bears expected to rely heavily on a run-oriented attack, perhaps even more so than usual with snowy conditions hitting Chicago.
Taylor (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Chicago.
Taylor finished the week as a limited participant after sitting out practice Wednesday. The 27-year-old seems on track to play Sunday, but Mike Jordan and Briean Boddy-Calhoun (knee) would see increased workloads if he is unavailable, although Boddy-Calhoun also carries the questionable tag.
Taylor (foot) was a non-participant on Wednesday's injury report.
Taylor has been nursing a foot injury of late but still was able to play in last week's game against the Ravens. His absence from practice Wednesday was likely maintenance-related.
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