Browns NT Phil Taylor isn’t sure if the Browns will pick up his fifth-year option, but is hoping that they will.
“I would love to be here, but that’s not up to me,” Taylor said Wednesday, via the Akron Beacon-Journal. “So we’re going to wait and see what [the front office] is going to do about it.”
Taylor mentioned that he has already talked to his agent about how the Browns decision will likely impact his career moving forward, but added that he hasn’t been thinking about it too much.
“I really haven’t been thinking about it,” said Taylor. “I’ve just been going out there and doing what I’ve got to do to be on the field and play.”
Cleveland will have until May 3 to make a decision regarding Taylor’s fifth-year option. It would run them $5.477 million, which isn’t all that bad of a figure based on the other option totals being considered.
The Browns used the No. 21 overall pick on Taylor back in 2011. Cleveland acquire the pick from the Falcons as they made the move up to select WR Julio Jones at No. 6 overall.
Last year, Taylor appeared in 15 games and totaled 26 tackles and two sacks. Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 26 defensive tackle in the league last year and an above-average run-stopper.