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 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.
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.
|12||11/25/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
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