Originally selected by the Cleveland Browns in the first round (21st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft... Released by the Browns on September 1, 2015... Signed with the Denver Broncos on February 22, 2016... Released by the Broncos on August 10, 2016... Signed with the Washington Redskins on January 7, 2017.
Spent six months of the offseason with Denver after being signed in April.
Spent the offseason with Cleveland but was released during final cuts.
Played in five games (four starts) for Cleveland... Appeared in the team’s first four games before being inactive for four games... Started at CIN (11/11) and made three tackles before being placed on the Reserve/Injured list following the game.
Opened all 15 games played at nose tackle for Cleveland, finishing the season with 26 tackles (14 solo), two sacks and one pass defensed.
Appeared in eight games (seven starts) for Cleveland after being activated from the PUP List on Nov. 2... Finished the season with 14 tackles (12 solo), one sack and one fumble recovery.
Started all 16 games at defensive tackle as a rookie... Named to the the PFWA All-Rookie team after collecting 59 tackles (37 solo), four sacks, one forced fumble and one pass defensed... Tallied five or more stops in seven games... Made his first career start vs. CIN (9/11) and finished with six tackles (five solo)... Posted his first sack vs. MIA (9/25)... Registered a career-high nine tackles (six solo) vs. JAX (11/20).
Started 22 of the 25 games in which he played at Baylor, earning All-Big 12 Conference honors as a senior after posting 62 tackles (35 solo), two sacks, two passes defensed and one forced fumble... Began his career at Penn State, appearing in 19 games (five starts)... Finished his collegiate career with 107 tackles, 5.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble, an interception and two blocked kicks.
Attended Gwynn Park H.S. in Brandywine, Md., about a half an hour away from FedExField... Earned all-state and All-Metro first-team honors as a senior after recording 77 tackles and 10 sacks... Played baseball and threw shot put for the track and field team... Created the TaylorMade98 Foundation, which was established in 2011 to encourage kids to be responsible leaders within their family and community... Graduated with a degree in general studies... Full name: Phillip Eugene Taylor... Born April 7, 1988, in Washington, D.C.