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Top Phillip Taylor News

  • Phil Taylor: Announces retirement

    Taylor announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday via his personal Twitter account.

    Selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Taylor started 40 of 42 games over four years with the Browns. After enduring a multitude of severe injuries, however, Taylor hadn't appeared in a regular-season contest since 2014. The 30-year-old will finish his career with 109 tackles (69 solo), seven sacks and one forced fumble.

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  • Phil Taylor: Let go by Washington

    Taylor was released by the Redskins on Saturday.

    Taylor spent all of last season with the Redskins on a one-year deal and re-upped with the team back in April. He'll now immediately be an unrestricted free agent in search of a new home.

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  • Redskins' Phil Taylor: Participating in camp

    Taylor (quadriceps) is taking part in training camp.

    Taylor spent all of last season on injured reserve due to a quad injury, but after a long recovery process, which included his absence from OTAs, Taylor is back on the practice field. He was taking part in 11-on-11 drills, so the defensive lineman doesn't appear to be facing any limitations.

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  • Redskins' Phil Taylor: Sitting out OTAs

    Taylor (quadriceps) isn't participating in the start of Washington's OTAs, John Keim of reports.

    Taylor, who's recovering from a severe quad injury, resumed running and defensive-line drills last month, but the coaching staff is evidently being cautious with his return to full activity. The oft-injured lineman should be on the field in time for training camp, if not sooner.

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  • Redskins' Phil Taylor: Progressing in recovery

    Taylor (quadriceps) has resumed running and doing defensive line drills, Jake Kring-Schreifels of the Redskins' official site reports.

    Taylor, who went down last August, is working his way back from a severe quadriceps injury in which his muscle tore off the bone. It sounds like he's made significant progress in his recovery, but there isn't a clear timeline for when he'll receive full medical clearance.

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  • Redskins' Phil Taylor: Remaining in Washington

    Taylor (quadriceps) re-signed with the Redskins to a one-year deal on Tuesday, Liz Clarke of The Washington Post reports.

    Taylor was slated to be the Redskins' starting nose tackle last season after an impressive training camp, but the veteran tore his left quadriceps in a preseason match with the Bengals and landed on injured reserve for the remainder of the year. If he can return to full strength, the 30-year-old should have an opportunity to compete for the starting role once again, with Ziggy Hood and Stacy McGee also vying for the spot atop the depth chart.

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  • Redskins' Phil Taylor: Lands on IR

    Taylor (quadriceps) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

    This will be the third consecutive season where Taylor doesn't play a regular season snap. He last played five games for Cleveland in 2014, making 10 tackles.

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  • Redskins' Phil Taylor: Out for season

    Taylor (quadriceps) will miss the 2017 season, John Keim of ESPN reports.

    Taylor underwent an MRI on Monday and evidently didn't receive good news. This is an unfortunate development for the 2011 first-rounder, who was trying to resuscitate his career after not having played since 2014.

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  • Redskins' Phil Taylor: Will undergo MRI this week

    Taylor (quadriceps) will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of his left quad injury, John Keim of reports.

    The news regarding Taylor's status seems to be trending downward at the moment, but the MRI will likely provide clarity. Based on preliminary indications, Taylor could miss some time, which would allow A.J. Francis a clear path to the starting nose tackle spot.

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  • Redskins' Phil Taylor: Injured left quad during preseason game

    Taylor suffered a left quad injury during the team's preseason contest Sunday.

    The severity of Taylor's injury is still unknown. The team is hoping that he'll be okay but is bracing for a scenario in which he'll miss some time. If Taylor is to miss an extended period of time, look for A.J. Francis to slide into the starting nose tackle spot.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 320 lbs
Birthplace: Clinton, MD, USA
Age: 35
School: Baylor
Experience: 5