August 26, 2014

Browns’ Phil Taylor fined for facemask penalty on Jacksonville’s Jones-Drew

Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor has been fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness against Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, the league announced on Friday.

Though he had seemingly tackled Jones-Drew for a one-yard loss late in the contest, Taylor’s infraction resulted in a 15-yard penalty and a field goal for the eventual winners.

While this is the first time that Taylor has been fined this season, as Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot points out, the Browns former first-round draft pick has been docked several times, including twice in 2011 and once last season. Taylor’s most recent incident came this past January when blindsided Pittsburgh Steeler offensive lineman Kevin Beachum with a forearm to the head, causing him a concussion.

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