NFL News: Browns Confirm Taylor Has Torn Pectoral

When the news initially broke, Browns fans feared the worst. Not even one day later, the Cleveland front office confirms that second-year defensive tackle Phil Taylor has in fact torn his left pectoral muscle lifting weights. The result will be surgery with the first-round draft pick missing the entire 2012 season.

Taylor does have an advantage in that the injury occurred four months before the season opener. The timetable should be in the 4-6 month range, leaving Taylor as a candidate to open the season on the PUP list.

Third-round draft pick John Hughes will likely step in in Taylor’s absence. Brian Schaffering, Scott Paxson and rookie Billy Winn will also get additional snaps.

This is a big hit to a Browns defense which was among the league’s worst in stopping the run in 2011.

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  • mgbode

    torn pectorals are more likely to happen to players who have worked out too much.  so, quite the opposite of being out of shape.

  • paulbip

    Hey,  this is a passing league so who cares about Taylor.  It’s not like he was the fastest guy on the team.  He sucks.  Just look at the running game last year.

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    Yeah!  And fire Ozzie because Suggs got hurt too!  He’s a fraud!  Why can’t you Sheeple in Baltimore see through the lies!

    You must be exhausting to deal with in person.

  • Paul Turman

    That’s if Winn wants to play.  He likes to take a lot of time off.

  • oribiasi

    Pointless optimism and blind faith aren’t?  Sheesh.

    EDIT: by the way, Bmore doesn’t have a history of this nonsense. Joe Jurevicius (whom I’ve met and went to grade school with) told me some interesting stories about how the Browns deal with internal issues. Granted, it was with a previous regime, but from what little leaks out of this monarchy (“It’s different now…don’t call for playoff tickets”) I think the old adage “The more things change…” is apropo.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Stick to stats Richard Simmons! 😉

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Did someone say Kool-Aid, oh yeeeeeeeeeeea!

    Dude you don’t want these people on your jury they’d hang you in a minute.  I’d give you a chance.

  • mgbode

    Bowers is out the year with an achilles injury.  So is Suggs.
    because Taylor hurt his pectoral instead of his achilles (which has a shorter recovery time BTW) it’s an indictment on the regime?

    please.  there are plenty of things to complain about with the FO (I’ll take the WR situation for $100 Alex).  one player getting injured in offseason workouts is not on that list.  sorry.

  • mgbode

    noone wants to see me in spandex and grooving to the oldies :)

  • Harv 21

    wow, in the play for martyrdom not only misses the point, misses the wrong point. 

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Thanks now I gotta go look at an adult site just to get the possible imagery out of my head!  Btw what’s a pectoral muscle?  j/k

  • Humboldt

     Ted Washington?

  • mgbode
  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I smell what your cookin’ and I love pie!