Browns activate Phil Taylor

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As the new Browns prepare to welcome the old Browns back to town, nearly 17 years to the day after the old Browns announced they’d be moving to Baltimore, the new Browns will be welcoming one of their key players back into the fold.

Defensive lineman Phil Taylor has been activated from the reserve/physically unable to perform list.

Taylor, a first-round pick in 2011, suffered a torn pectoral during the offseason training program.  His return has been anticipated by the Browns.

His attitude could help spark the 2-6 team toward an upset.  Asked this week about Ravens running back Ray Rice, Taylor said, “He’s a name, we have Trent Richardson, I don’t care.”

If Cleveland wins on Sunday, teams in the AFC had better start caring about the Browns.