Malik Taylor

New York Jets
Wide Receiver #0
New York Jets
Wide Receiver #0

Malik Taylor News

Lands new deal with the Jets

The Jets signed Taylor to a reserve/future contract Monday, Rich Cimini of reports.

Analysis: Taylor was placed on Green Bay's IR with an undisclosed injury in mid-August before being waived with an injury settlement Sept. 15. The 27-year-old then spent the majority of the season unsigned before joining the Jets' practice squad Dec. 29. Taylor caught seven of 13 targets for 80 yards and a touchdown across 25 games during the previous two seasons with the Packers. He'll now look to make an impression with the Jets this offseason.

Jan 9, 2023 5:45 PM EST

Joins Jets' practice squad

New York signed Taylor to the practice squad Thursday, Ethan Greenberg of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Taylor takes the spot of linebacker Kai Nacua on the practice squad. From 2020-2021 he logged 25 total appearances with the Packers, in which span he secured seven of nine targets for 80 yards and one touchdown. Now with the Jets, Taylor will provide some emergency depth at wide receiver.

Dec 29, 2022 8:27 AM EST

Gets tryout with Atlanta

Taylor (undisclosed) tried out for Atlanta on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of reports.

Analysis: Taylor was waived from injured reserve by the Packers in mid-September, but he appears to have put the undisclosed injury behind him and is looking for another NFL opportunity. The 26-year-old wideout played primarily on special teams during the 2020 and 2021 campaigns with Green Bay, but he does have seven career receptions for 80 yards and a score.

Nov 30, 2022 11:48 AM EST

Let go from IR

Taylor (undisclosed) was waived from the Packers' injured reserve with an injury settlement Thursday, Aaron Wilson of reports.

Analysis: Taylor appeared set to miss the entirety of the 2022 campaign after he reverted to Green Bay's IR in mid-August. The 26-year-old wideout recorded 14 yards on two receptions while primarily playing on special teams (131 of his 153 of his total snaps) over 10 games with the Packers in 2021. Taylor will now be free to work out a contract elsewhere, assuming he gets healthy again at some point this regular.

Sep 15, 2022 2:54 PM EST

Lands on IR

Turner (undisclosed) reverted to the Packers' injured reserve list Thursday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Barring an injury settlement, Turner won't have an opportunity to play this upcoming season after he cleared waivers and recently transitioned to Green Bay's injured reserve list. Since going undrafted in 2019, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound receiver suited up for 25 games, catching seven passes for 81 yards and one touchdown.

Aug 18, 2022 3:12 PM EST

Waived with injury designation

The Packers waived Taylor (undisclosed) with an injury designation Wednesday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Taylor was sidelined for the first couple weeks of training camp due to a shoulder injury but returned to practice in a limited fashion Aug. 7. However, he didn't see any action during the Packers' preseason opener and has since been let go with an injury designation, though it's unclear if the two injuries are related. The undrafted receiver out of Ferris State appeared in 25 games over the last two seasons in Green Bay, but he was a long shot to make the roster after strong performances from rookie wideouts Romeo Doubs and Samori Toure. Taylor will revert to the Packers' injured reserve list if he clears waivers, which -- barring an injury settlement -- would end his 2022 campaign.

Aug 17, 2022 9:22 AM EST

Limited during first practice

Taylor (shoulder) practiced Sunday for the first time during training camp, but he was wearing a non-contact jersey, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Taylor had been nursing a shoulder injury, but he appears to be progressing well and could return to full practices soon, though Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette did mention that Sunday was a short jog-through practice so it's unclear how much work Taylor actually got in. The undrafted receiver out of Ferris State has appeared in 25 games for the Packers over the last two seasons, but he may be on the roster bubble after strong performances from rookie wideouts Romeo Doubs and Samori Toure during training camp.

Aug 7, 2022 10:51 AM EST

Sits out public practice

Taylor did not participate in the Packers' Family Night practice Friday due to a shoulder injury, Rob Demovsky of reports.

Analysis: Taylor has yet to participate in Green Bay's training camp this offseason while dealing with an unspecified shoulder injury. The 26-year-old wideout was tendered as an exclusive rights free agent by the Packers in March, though he'll need to make a return to the field in order to secure a depth role on the team's roster this preseason.

Aug 5, 2022 6:29 PM EST

Tendered by Packers

The Packers tendered Taylor as an exclusive rights free agent Wednesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Taylor finished the 2021 campaign on injured reserve due to a shoulder injury, but he should be healthy heading into offseason activities. He made 10 appearances for Green Bay last year but didn't have a significant role in the passing game, as he hauled in just two of three targets for 14 yards.

Mar 17, 2022 3:18 PM EST

Placed on IR

Taylor (shoulder) was moved to injured reserve Friday, per the team's official site.

Analysis: Taylor had previously been dealing with an abdominal issue, and it's unclear when he picked up the shoulder injury. He has only two receptions this season, as most of his work has been on special teams. The placement on IR means that Taylor won't be able to return until after the regular season.

Dec 24, 2021 1:13 PM EST

Ruled out for Week 16

Taylor (shoulder) won't play Saturday against the Browns, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

Analysis: With Taylor having been ruled out, punt returner Amari Rodgers is expected to return kickoffs as well. Taylor will look to heal up in time to face the Vikings in Week 17.

Dec 23, 2021 2:29 PM EST

Active Sunday

Taylor (abdomen) will play Sunday against the Ravens, Mike Spofford of the Packers' official site reports.

Analysis: Taylor left the Packers' Week 14 win over the Bears early with the injury and was limited in practice all week. With Marquez Valdes-Scantling (back) also active, Taylor's role Sunday against the Ravens will be somewhat limited.

Dec 19, 2021 12:15 PM EST

Questionable to return

Taylor is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Bears due to an abdominal injury.

Analysis: Taylor wasn't targeted to begin Sunday's matchup, but he was banged up early in the second half. He also dealt with an abdominal issue in November that forced him to miss one game. Amari Rodgers will likely serve as Green Bay's kick returner if Taylor is unable to return.

Dec 12, 2021 7:25 PM EST

Logs full practice Thursday

Taylor (abdomen) logged a full practice Thursday.

Analysis: Taylor was coming off a limited practice Wednesday, so this is a positive development toward his potential availability for Sunday's game against Chicago. The wideout is an asset on special teams due to his role as a returner, but his offensive contributions have been limited with just two catches for 14 yards across eight contests.

Dec 9, 2021 3:22 PM EST

Won't suit up Sunday

Taylor (abdomen) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Rams, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

Analysis: Taylor was unable to practice this week and will miss a second-straight game with the injury. Green Bay will have to turn elsewhere for special-teams depth.

Nov 26, 2021 3:38 PM EST

DNP Thursday

Taylor (abdomen) did not participate in Thursday's practice, Rob Demovsky of reports.

Analysis: Taylor has already missed one week with the issue and has been unable to get back out there in either of two practices leading up to Week 12. He'll need to put in at least a limited appearance Friday to have a shot to suit up Sunday against the Rams.

Nov 25, 2021 10:06 AM EST

Out Week 11

Taylor will not play in Sunday's matchup with the Vikings due to an abdomen injury, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official website reports.

Analysis: No surprise here, as Taylor was unable to practice all week. He has not factored into the Packers' receiving game this season, but he has been their primary kick returner. It is unclear who will replace him, but Amari Rodgers figures to be the most likely option.

Nov 19, 2021 5:12 PM EST

Comes off COVID-19 list

The Packers reinstated Taylor (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Green Bay has placed both of its top receivers (Davante Adams and Adam Lazard) on the COVID-19 list in the last two days, but the Packers will at least get one wideout back on the 53-man roster in Taylor, who was placed on the list Oct. 15. He missed the Packers' last two games as a result of being deactivated, but he appears healthy heading into Thursday's game against the Cardinals. With Lazard already ruled out for the Week 8 contest and Adams unlikely to clear all COVID-19 protocols ahead of the 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff, Taylor could find himself somewhere between second and fourth on the depth chart at wide receiver behind veteran Randall Cobb. Before landing on the COVID-19 list, Taylor suited up in each of the Packers' first five games, but he saw more snaps on special teams (77) than offense (24). Over his two NFL seasons, Taylor has put together a 7-80-1 receiving line on nine targets.

Oct 26, 2021 2:14 PM EST

Placed on COVID-19 list

Taylor (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Analysis: Taylor dealt with an illness that landed him on the injury report, and it now appears as though he's in danger of missing Green Bay's Week 6 matchup against the Bears. While it's not yet clear whether the 25-year-old has tested positive for COVID-19, the Packers could have limited depth at wide receiver Sunday since Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring) is on IR.

Oct 15, 2021 6:56 PM EST

Dealing with illness

Taylor landed on the injury report Friday with an illness and is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Bears, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Analysis: Landing on the injury report this late in the week is not a good sign for Taylor's availability in Week 6. The 25-year-old has only played nine offensive snaps since Week 1, so if he is unavailable it shouldn't have an impact on the Packers' offensive rotations. However, Green Bay is already without Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring), so they may need to add a wideout to the active roster before the showdown with their division rivals.

Oct 15, 2021 12:40 PM EST

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