Malik Taylor

Malik Taylor

Wide Receiver #0
Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 220 lb.
College:Ferris State
Drafted:2019 / UDFA

Malik Taylor: Makes most of limited chances

Taylor was targeted twice and tallied two receptions for six yards and a touchdown in Sunday's victory over the Texans.

Analysis: The two receptions were a career high for Taylor and the touchdown was his first as a professional. Despite making some impact in the box score, it should be noted that Taylor was on the field for just 10 plays and finished a distant fourth in snaps among Packers receivers after ending up third in that department in Week 6 and second in the team's previous game in Week 4.

October 26, 2020 10:24 AM EST

Malik Taylor: Held without catch

Taylor was targeted once but did not catch a pass in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Taylor played just over half the available snaps in Week 6 and finished third among Packers wideouts in that category, but the return of Davante Adams cost him some time on the field and he clearly was not much of factor in the offense. Taylor could continue to have a role until Allen Lazard (abdomen) returns, but he will presumably have to fend off Equanimeous St. Brown -- a slightly more-established wideout who made his season debut Sunday -- in order to do so.

October 19, 2020 11:27 AM EST

Malik Taylor: Makes first career reception

Taylor hauled in his lone target and finished with one reception for 20 yards in Monday's victory over the Falcons.

Analysis: With three of his fellow wideouts sidelined by injuries Taylor made his first career start and finished second among Packers receivers in snaps. He played only a bit role in the offense, but he did notch his first career reception on a fourth-down play that extended a Packers scoring drive near the end of the first half. While Taylor spent a lot of time on the field Monday, his snap count figures to take a hit next time the Packers take the field in Week 6, as Davante Adams (hamstring) will likely be ready to return to action.

October 6, 2020 8:22 AM EST

Malik Taylor: Plays one snap on offense

Taylor was limited to just one snap on offense in Sunday's victory over the Vikings.

Analysis: Taylor was one of only four active receivers for the Packers in Week 1, but he was limited mainly to special teams as the Packers utilized extra tight ends whenever they wanted to get more pass catchers on the field. The three receivers ahead of Taylor on the depth chart all produced Sunday, so expect him to continue serving mainly as insurance should one of them miss time for any reason.

September 14, 2020 10:41 AM EST

Malik Taylor: Opens as fourth receiver

Taylor will open the season as the Packers' No. 4 receiver.

Analysis: It was somewhat of a surprise that Taylor cracked the Packers' 53-man roster, but the team's Week 1 lineup indicates he comfortably made the cut, as he will be in uniform and fellow wideout Equanimeous St. Brown will be a healthy scratch. Taylor does not figure to have a big role, but he could see a few snaps on offense and will likely be busy on special teams.

September 13, 2020 8:59 AM EST

Malik Taylor: Listed as backup

Taylor is listed as the backup to Allen Lazard on the unofficial depth chart released by Green Bay on Monday night.

Analysis: Taylor looks set to begin the 2020 campaign as Green Bay's fifth wideout, with Equanimeous St. Brown having earned two backup gigs on the initial depth chart. The Ferris State product spent time on the Packers' practice squad last season. With Devin Funchess having opted out, Taylor could now be in fair position to make his NFL debut this year.

September 8, 2020 12:54 PM EST

Malik Taylor: Staying with Packers

Taylor agreed to a contract with the Packers on Tuesday.

Analysis: Taylor went undrafted in the 2019. He subsequently spent some time with the Buccaneers before joining the Packers prior to training camp. He failed to earn a spot on the 53-man roster during final cuts, but subsequently landed on Green Bay's practice squad. He remained there for the rest of the season.

January 21, 2020 4:42 PM EST

Malik Taylor: Signs with Packers

Taylor signed a contract with the Packers, the Packers' official site reports.

Analysis: Taylor spent time with the Buccaneers earlier in the offseason after spending the past four years at Ferris State University. He'll now look to compete for a depth role in Green Bay if he hopes to crack the 53-man roster.

July 22, 2019 7:11 PM EST

Malik Taylor: Out of Tampa Bay

Taylor was waived by the Buccaneers on Monday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Taylor signed on with the Buccaneers a little over two weeks ago after playing his college ball at Division II Ferris State. The wideout will look to a find a spot on another team heading into training camp.

May 13, 2019 9:05 PM EST

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