Browns Release Phil Taylor

The Browns have made the surprising decision to release Phil Taylor as a part of today’s moves, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal tweets. Taylor, a former first-round draft pick, is coming off of two knee surgeries.

Taylor was set to enter his option year and his $5.477MM salary is fully guaranteed. Even if he’s not worth that kind of money to Cleveland, it seems likely that he will be able to find another NFL home. The Browns are set to install 2015 first-rounder Danny Shelton in the starting role and they’re hoping that another club will pick up a good portion of Taylor’s tab. Taylor was the Browns’ last remaining player from the Julio Jones trade with the Falcons four years ago. Now, the Browns have nothing to show for that deal.

In addition to Taylor, the Browns have waived nose tackle Ishmaa’ily Kitchen, fullback Luke Lundy, and kicker Carey Spear, Ulrich tweets.

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4 comments on “Browns Release Phil Taylor

  1. Mike

    I don’t know where he will land but with the Bears transitioning to a 3-4 and with John Fox and Vic Fangio running the show that might be a great landing spot . He is still young enough for the rebuilding Bears and with a change of scenery it might be a great match .

  2. Jim

    With Art Jones going down, I could see the colts taking a look for a bargain price.

  3. Hersh

    Saints are weak at DT. ?

  4. Dave

    I would love the Bears to add him to the mix, they need a vet in the middle of their D line

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