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Steelers Host DT Phil Taylor For A Visit, Not Interested In Signing Him

Update:

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Steelers are not interested in signing DT Phil Taylor, despite the fact that they brought him in for a visit on Wednesday.

  • According to Dulac, Taylor’s bad knee still needs to be repaired and doing so would take too long to heal.
  • Pittsburgh is still expected to sign a veteran defensive lineman, due to their of lack of depth at the position.

We’ll have more regarding Taylor and his options as the news is available.

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Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that former Browns DT Phil Taylor visited with the Steelers on Wednesday.

  • La Canfora adds that there are eight teams already interested in Taylor.

This comes just a day after the Browns surprising cut him loose as they reduced their roster down to 75 players.

Taylor, 27, was taken with the No. 21 overall pick by the Browns back in 2011, and was the last remaining player from the Julio Jones’ trade.

Cleveland wound up picked up Taylor’s fifth-year option and he was on roster first day of league year, which means his base salary of $5.477 million is fully guaranteed.

However, the Browns used another first-round pick on Danny Shelton a few months ago, so they most likely view him as a better system for them.

In 2014, Taylor appeared in just five games and recorded 10 tackles and a pass defense for the Browns.

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Bryan Haines
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when he got released I was SOO excited! I said we should deff take a look at him…maybe that’s why we moved money around?!?!? He would help our front 7 out a lot!

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