Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9-1-10: #12 DT, #132/750 Overall, 5 2010: Taylor, a two-year letterwinner, transferred to Baylor after playing two seasons at Penn State. A native of Clinton, Md., Taylor earned consensus second-team All-Big 12 honors after starting all 13 games as a senior. His 62 tackles in 2010 were the most by a Baylor interior lineman since Ethan Kelley in 2002. He also ranked second on the team with 7.0 tackles for loss, tied for third with 2.0 sacks, and had two pass breakups and three quarterback hurries...2009: Played all 12 games and started nine at defensive tackle as junior in first season at Baylor in 2009... Totaled 25 tackles (2.5 for loss), an assisted sack, five QB hurries, two blocked kicks and one interception on season...2008: Transferred to Baylor from Penn State in September 2008, sat out season in compliance with NCAA Division I transfer policy but practiced with team... Redshirted to retain eligibility...2007: At Penn State: Played 12 games... Credited with 20 tackles, 12 solo efforts, with 6.5 tackles for loss resulting in loss of 26 yards... Tallied 3.0 sacks, good for loss of 18 yards, and recovered two fumbles... Sixth on team in minus-yardage hits...2006: Made collegiate debut as true freshman against Michigan in 2006... Played season's final seven games... Logged 53 plays, including 14 against Illinois and 12 against Temple.
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12/31/12 - DT Phil Taylor no doubt will hear from the league about a cheap-shot and blindside hit on Pittsburgh lineman Kelvin Beachum after the whistle well behind a run play. Taylor gave Beachum a concussion when he landed and his head slammed off the turf. It was a clear cheapshot, and unnecessary.
12/20/12 - DT Phil Taylor has a sore knee but is continuing to practice.
12/12/12 - DT Phil Taylor, a teammate of Redskins QB Robert Griffin's at Baylor, said he expects Griffin, who's battling a knee injury, to play against the Browns "unless he's really hurt."
12/09/12 - DT Phil Taylor suffered an ankle injury but returned to the game.
11/14/12 - DT Phil Taylor missed the first eight games recovering from pectoral surgery. He played 33 snaps -- 50 percent of the defensive plays -- against the Ravens in the game before the bye and hopes to play more against the Cowboys.