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Phil Taylor would like the Browns to pick up his 2015 option

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Several players picked in the first round of the 2011 draft have already found out whether or not their teams will be exercising options for the fifth year of their contracts by May 3, but others are still waiting to see what will happen.

Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor is in the latter group and he knows what he wants the Browns to do. Taylor would like to have his option, which would set him up to make about $5.5 million, exercised so that he can remain in Cleveland.

“I would love to be here, but that’s not up to me,” Taylor said, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. “So we’re going to wait and see what [the front office] is going to do about it.”

Taylor started 15 games last season, but only played 555 snaps as a two-down player used to thwart opposing running games. The switch to Mike Pettine as head coach will bring a different defensive look and could bring Taylor more playing time, but, obviously, Cleveland has to make a call on Taylor before they see how he fits into the new scheme. That option is guaranteed against injury only, which gives the Browns some flexibility but they may prefer the freedom to hold off on any call until the season has played out.

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8 Responses to “Phil Taylor would like the Browns to pick up his 2015 option”
  1. bpjensen says: Apr 24, 2014 11:19 AM

    I wish someone would pickup my 2015 option.

  2. fin72 says: Apr 24, 2014 11:24 AM

    Kevin Costner will let you know when he’s damn good and ready!

  3. drfeelyouup says: Apr 24, 2014 11:30 AM

    I LOVE Phil Taylor. This is one big bad dude that you must have on your team. Picking up 2015 is a no-brainer.

  4. theuglitruth says: Apr 24, 2014 12:34 PM

    If he hits the open market…it won’t take long for a 3-4 team to pick him up! SF, AZ, Patriots, Steelers, Titans, etc.

  5. jerruhjones says: Apr 24, 2014 1:36 PM

    Get it done Mr. Farmer!

  6. kosarkid says: Apr 24, 2014 1:48 PM

    I’d rather see him get a long term deal.

  7. chrisbermanpleasegoaway says: Apr 24, 2014 4:40 PM

    Just watch, we’ll start to lose players like him because we had to spend a fortune on Alex “I’m the greatest center of all time” Mack. Everybody did cartwheels when we only had to pay him about $18 mil for two years. Wait and see how many extensions it affects.

  8. oldcracker says: Apr 24, 2014 4:52 PM

    Let’s not repeat the Mack debacle. Quit playing around, get these players locked in before next year. Either we want to build a winner or not!

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