It’s rare that one set of remarks from a team executive gives rise to three separate blurbs. But it’s late May and things are slow and Browns G.M. Tom Heckert said a lot of interesting things at the 33rd annual Akron Browns Backers dinner on Monday night.
Besides, it’s nearly 2:00 a.m. ET and I still can’t sleep.
Among other things, Heckert said that defensive tackle Phil Taylor, who recently suffered a torn pectoral muscle, will be back by the middle of the season.
“I don’t think there’s any question about that,” Heckert said, via the Akron Beacon-Journal. “We think he’ll probably be [back by the] end of October, early November. But he’ll definitely be back, no doubt, no question about it.”
Though that may seem aggressive, Heckert called it a normal recovery. “That’s being very, very cautious,” Heckert said. “He could [be] back earlier than that. But he’ll be back at some point.”
That’s very good news for the Browns, who don’t seem to get much of that very often.