Cleveland revamped the cornerback position this offseason with the signings of E.J. Gaines and TJ Carrie, then drafted Denzel Ward at No. 4 overall last month. The team attempted to trade Taylor throughout the draft but was unable to find an agreement 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, accruing 119 tackles, 23 passes defensed and three interceptions, although he did not record an interception 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, and 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.
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