Browns exercise option on DL Phil Taylor
May 2, 2014
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Browns have exercised the fifth-year, $5.5 million contract option on powerful defensive lineman Phil Taylor's rookie deal.
Taylor, a first-round pick in 2011, is now under contract through the 2015 season. The team had until Saturday to pick up the option.
Browns first-year coach Mike Pettine said after watching Taylor during a three-day minicamp this week that Taylor ''is a great fit for what we want to do on defense.''
Taylor says he hopes to be in Cleveland for his entire career and ''be part of the team that turns this franchise back into a perennial winner and championship contender.''
Last season, Taylor moved inside to the nose position in Cleveland's 3-4 defense and had 57 tackles and two sacks as the Browns finished ninth in the NFL in total defense.
The Associated Press News Service
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved
14-2 L16 Totals, 9-1 Sun., 21-7 L28
13-3 G-Play Run, +1,095 TY
5-2 Sunday, 7-2 L9 G-Plays
9-1 Last 10 NFL Guarantees
4-1 Sunday, 10-4 L14 G-Plays
5-2 Sunday, 10-3 L13 Totals
10-3 L3 Sundays, 28-14 NFL Run
6-1 Thursdays TY, 13-6 L19 GPlays
4-2 Sunday, 4-1 G-Plays TY
9-4 Last 13 Guaranteed Plays
3-0 L3 Thurs., 10-5 L15 Picks
6-2 Last 8 NFL Guarantees
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10%
off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20%
off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000
Member Plays each month!