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57 Adarius Taylor OLB

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July 29, 2020 12:00 AM
Panthers' Adarius Taylor: Back in Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor signed a contract with the Panthers on Monday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.

Taylor previously signed with Carolina as an undrafted free agent back in 2014, making this his second stint with the team. The 29-year-old will provide the Panthers with linebacker depth and he could contribute on special teams.

February 17, 2020 12:20 PM
Adarius Taylor: Let go by Browns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Browns released Taylor on Monday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The Browns will save nearly $2.5 million against the salary cap in 2020, and Taylor will be immediately available to sign with a new team. The 29-year-old linebacker played just 54 defensive snaps in 2019, but he did contribute on special teams. He'll likely seek a similar role with another franchise.

January 30, 2020 11:44 AM
Browns' Adarius Taylor: Contributed little in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor appeared in 15 games and played just 54 snaps on defense in 2019.

Taylor was thought to be a significant addition after signing a two-year deal during the offseason. He had come off a nice season with Tampa Bay, for whom he made 10 starts in 2018, but the Browns often went with a 4-2-5 look, limiting the need for a third linebacker. When Christian Kirksey (pectoral) went down in Week 2, they used rookie Mack Wilson as a starter along with Joe Schobert. Taylor's currently the second-highest paid linebacker on the roster. A new coaching regime could result in a bigger role for Taylor, but there's a better chance the Browns cut him, which would save them $2.4 million in cap space in 2020.

September 28, 2019 10:56 PM
Browns' Adarius Taylor: Absent from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (ankle) is ready to go for Sunday's matchup with the Ravens, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Taylor logged a full practice Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Look for him to take on his usual workload at strong-side linebacker assuming he avoids any setbacks.

September 25, 2019 05:28 PM
Browns' Adarius Taylor: Still battling ankle issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (ankle) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Taylor was questionable for Sunday's loss to the Rams but was active and exclusively played special teams. The 29-year-old has played only three defensive snaps in his two games this season, so his availability is unlikely to impact Cleveland's starting defense.

September 22, 2019 07:08 PM
Browns' Adarius Taylor: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (ankle) is active for Sunday's game versus the Rams.

Taylor's absence only lasted one game, and he'll be back in the lineup to start at strongside safety. The 29-year-old linebacker has yet to make a tackle this season, but he'll need to be on top of his game since the Browns' secondary is so depleted.

September 20, 2019 02:08 PM
Browns' Adarius Taylor: Status for Sunday uncertain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest versus the Rams, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Unable to play or practice since Week 1, Taylor's ankle injury continues to keep him off the field. While the questionable designation leaves the door open for a Week 3 return, the 28-year-old linebacker will need to show major progress in his recovery over the next few days if he hopes to face the Rams on Sunday.

September 18, 2019 01:04 PM
Browns' Adarius Taylor: Watching practice from sidelines
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (ankle) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Taylor hasn't played or practiced since Week 1 versus the Titans when he played just three defensive snaps. He'll need to get on the field in some capacity before he has a chance to play Sunday versus the Rams, but the initial chances don't look favorable.

September 14, 2019 04:52 PM
Browns' Adarius Taylor: Out for Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (ankle) won't play in Monday's game versus the Jets, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Taylor sat out of every practice this week, so he'll need better fortune ahead of Week 3's game versus the Rams. This news won't be as damaging if Jets RB Le'Veon Bell (shoulder) also sits out. In Taylor's place, Mack Wilson -- a fifth-round pick out of Alabama -- will make his first career start.

September 10, 2019 02:12 PM
Browns' Adarius Taylor: Battling ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor is dealing with a high-ankle sprain, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Concern was sparked when Taylor missed Tuesday's practice, and now that worry is legitimized. Coach Freddie Kitchens said he hopes Taylor is a quick healer, but it's likely he sits out a few weeks. Taylor was rarely used in the defensive equation in Week 1, so the Browns' defense won't take a major hit in his absence.

September 10, 2019 12:36 PM
Browns' Adarius Taylor: Dealing with undisclosed issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor missed Tuesday's practice with an undisclosed injury, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Taylor's injury is unclear in both nature and severity. The 28-year-old only saw three snaps on defense in Sunday's loss to Tennessee. With Cleveland's next game falling on Monday night, Taylor will have an extra day this week to deal with his undisclosed issue.

August 18, 2019 11:04 PM
Browns' Adarius Taylor: Shakes off concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (concussion) made three tackles (one solo) in Saturday's preseason game against the Colts.

The linebacker saw a total of 38 snaps in the game, suggesting he's back to full health and clear of any lingering concussion symptoms. Expect Taylor to be inserted back into a key role in Cleveland's defense as Week 1 fast approaches.

August 9, 2019 03:24 PM
Browns' Adarius Taylor: Ramping up workload
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (concussion) took the field during Friday's practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Taylor has yet to be officially cleared from the league-mandated concussion protocol, but his appearance Friday is a positive step. The veteran appears set for a key role in Cleveland's defense when fully healthy.

August 4, 2019 04:40 PM
Browns' Adarius Taylor: In concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor is dealing with a concussion, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

It's unclear when Taylor sustained the injury or how long he'll remain in concussion protocol. When healthy, the 28-year-old is slated for a large role in Cleveland's linebacking corps.

March 14, 2019 03:52 PM
Browns' Adarius Taylor: Moving to Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor agreed to a two-year contract with the Browns on Wednesday, Jordan Schultz of reports.

Coming off a career-best year with Tampa Bay in which Taylor racked up 60 tackles, one sack and five pass breakups, the Florida Atlantic product will beef up a Browns linebacking corps that recently parted ways with Jamie Collins.

January 1, 2019 07:56 PM
Buccaneers' Adarius Taylor: Solid line in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor posted seven tackles (four solo) in the Buccaneers' 34-32 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.

Taylor saved one of his more productive efforts of the season for last, as his seven stops equaled his second-highest total of the campaign. Taylor saw an extended run as a starter in the middle after Kwon Alexander (knee) was lost for the season in Week 7, and he was adequate in the role while compiling a career-high 60 tackles and a sack, a forced fumble, an interception and five passes defensed overall. Taylor now heads into unrestricted free agency after having played in 45 out of a possible 48 games for the Bucs over the last three seasons, and he could certainly find a role as a depth option and special teams stalwart elsewhere if Tampa doesn't bring him back into the fold.

December 24, 2018 02:44 PM
Buccaneers' Adarius Taylor: Productive in middle during loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor posted five tackles (four solo), including a half-tackle for loss, and also recorded a defensed pass in the Buccaneers' 27-20 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.

Taylor returned to action after a one-game absence in Week 15 against the Ravens due to a personal issue. The 28-year-old checked in behind the safety duo of Andrew Adams and Jordan Whitehead in tackles for the Bucs on the afternoon, and he's now posted between four and nine stops in six of the last seven games. Taylor will look to put together a strong finish to his season against the Falcons in Week 17.

December 20, 2018 08:52 AM
Buccaneers' Adarius Taylor: Absent from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (personal) is not listed on Wednesday's injury report, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Taylor missed Sunday's loss to the Ravens due to a personal issue but now appears to have fully returned to team activities. There's no reason to doubt the starting linebacker's availability for Tampa Bay's tilt against the Cowboys in Week 16.

December 16, 2018 12:04 PM
Buccaneers' Adarius Taylor: Inactive status confirmed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

As previously reported, Taylor (personal) is inactive for Sunday's Week 15 tilt against the Ravens.

Taylor has been manning the middle linebacker spot in place of Kwon Alexander (IR-knee), so his absence further depletes a thin position. Smith also reports that Riley Bullough will start in Taylor's place against a run-heavy Ravens offense.

December 16, 2018 10:00 AM
Buccaneers' Adarius Taylor: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (personal) won't arrive in Baltimore in time for Sunday's game against the Ravens and will be inactive for the contest, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Taylor missed the Buccaneers' flight out of Florida on Saturday while awaiting the birth of his child. It appears he'll remain away from the team to be with his family Sunday, leaving Devante Bond and Riley Bullough to fill starting roles at linebacker alongside standout Lavonte David.

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