The Texans released Taylor (undisclosed) from injured reserve with an injury settlement Friday, independent NFL journalist Aaron Wilson reports.
Analysis: Taylor would have been forced to miss the 2021 campaign since he was placed on injured reserve prior to Sept. 1, but he'll now be eligible to play once he returns to full health. The specifics of the receiver's injury aren't yet clear.
Sep 3, 2021 8:48 PM EST
Taylor (undisclosed) has reverted back to the Texans' injured reserve after going unclaimed on waivers..
Analysis: Taylor was competing for a depth role with the Texans before suffering an undisclosed injury. The journeyman will now be sidelind for the entire season unless both he and Houston can come to terms on an injury settlement once his health is up to par.
Aug 25, 2021 5:25 PM EST
The Texans are cutting Taylor n Wednesday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.
Analysis: Taylor spent training camp competing for a depth role in Houston, but his efforts to stick to the regular-season roster have been unsuccessful. Though appeared in six games with the Browns from 2019-20, Taylor has not logged a reception since 2018 when he played for the Titans.
Aug 25, 2021 11:25 AM EST
The Texans activated Taylor off the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.
Analysis: Taylor is competing for a depth receiver role with the Texans, so his return to training camp will be beneficial for his chances. He suited up for three games with the Browns in each of the last two seasons. Prior to that, he spent two years with the Titans.
Aug 9, 2021 4:22 PM EST
Taylor was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Taylor signed with the Texans in May, his third NFL organization. With the team clearing out its depth chart -- Donte Moncrief was cut and Randall Cobb is reportedly being traded to Green Bay -- Taylor could stick as a depth piece among the team's wide receiver corps assuming he can return to practice with sufficient time left in camp. He has not recorded a reception in either of the last two seasons, but did log 37 catches for 466 yards in 2018 as a member of the Titans.
Jul 27, 2021 6:50 PM EST
Taylor (neck) signed a contract with the Texans on Thursday, Mike Moraitis of USA Today reports.
Analysis: Taylor only appeared in three games with the Browns last season before being placed on IR due to a neck injury. He hasn't logged any receiving yardage since 2018, when he played in 13 games with the Titans.
May 20, 2021 2:39 PM EST
Taylor (neck) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Scott Petrak of The Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Analysis: The specifics of Taylor's neck injury remain relatively unknown but it does not bode well for the wideout to return in 2020, as he'll have to spend a minimum three weeks on IR. He has only been active for three contests this season, receiving one target and no receptions.
Dec 8, 2020 7:30 PM EST
Taylor (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Analysis: With KhaDarel Hodge also ruled out out due to a hamstring injury, the Browns are down to only three healthy wide receivers on their active roster. As a result, the team will likely call up either Derrick Willies or Ja'Marcus Bradley from the practice squad. Taylor will hope to return in Week 14 against the Ravens.
Dec 4, 2020 11:23 AM EST
Taylor was targeted once in nine snaps in Sunday's 27-25 win over Jacksonville.
Analysis: Taylor was active for just the third time this season and the target his first. After the top three receivers, there's little room for a depth wideout to make an impact for the run-oriented Browns.
Nov 30, 2020 4:51 AM EST
The Browns promoted Taylor to the active roster from the practice squad Wednesday.
Analysis: Taylor's activation concedes with KhaDarel Hodge (hamstring) being placed on IR. The former Titan appeared in three games with Cleveland in 2019, but he was only targeted once in that span. He stands to handle a similar depth role versus the Colts on Sunday.
Oct 7, 2020 10:20 AM EST
Taylor was waived by the Browns on Saturday, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The Browns acquired Taylor toward the beginning of the 2019 season, but the former Titan never really stuck in his new landing spot. The move, along with the waiving of Damion Ratley, locks in Rashard Higgins and Donovan People-Jones as the two depth options behind stars Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry.
Sep 5, 2020 7:01 AM EST
Taylor played just three games and had one target in 2019.
Analysis: The Browns never settled on a third wideout, and they never really needed one as Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry gobbled up all the targets (130 apiece). Taylor was given some run early on when Rashard Higgins was hurt, but he was a healthy scratch for 13 of 16 games. New head coach Kevin Stefanski may not change the outlook for the third wide receiver position. His offense in Minnesota used formations with three wide receivers a league-low 18 percent of the time, the only team to dip below 30 percent. Instead, Stefanski deployed multiple running backs or tight ends while with the Vikings. Cleveland's personnel currently suits that type of offense, so Taylor, who is under contract for one more year, could have a limited role once again. His experience as a returner could vault him into a special teams role, but the third-year veteran is not expected to have a significant offensive role.
Jan 25, 2020 7:59 AM EST
Taylor (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's game against the 49ers.
Analysis: Taylor has only been active for three games this season, and in those contests he primarily played on special teams. The third-year pro's absence doesn't carry significant fantasy repercussions.
Oct 7, 2019 3:53 PM EST
Taylor did not catch his lone target in Monday's 23-3 win over the Jets.
Analysis: Taylor was inactive in Week 1 and, offensive production wise, might as well have been inactive for Week 2. The former Titan was an interesting pickup during roster cuts, but hasn't established himself in Cleveland yet. It's probably unfair to expect too much after two weeks in a new offense on a team with the likes of Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry, but things aren't likely to improve once Antonio Callaway returns from his four-game suspension.
Sep 17, 2019 7:46 PM EST
Taylor is inactive Week 1 against the Titans.
Analysis: Taylor was traded to Cleveland on Aug. 31, but won't be available to suit up in the opener against his former team. There doesn't project to be many opportunities available in a wide receiver group led by Odell Beckham, Jarvis Landry and Rashard Higgins, so this may not be the first time we see Taylor wind up a healthy scratch, especially with him presumably still acclimating himself to the playbook.
Sep 8, 2019 8:57 AM EST
Taylor was traded to the Browns on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
Analysis: The exact details of the trade are unknown, but the Browns evidently gave up a 2020 draft pick in order to acquire Taylor, who was buried behind Corey Davis, Adam Humphries, A.J. Brown and Tajae Sharpe on the Titans' depth chart. It'll be interesting to see where the 2017 third-round pick ultimately slots in with his new home, as Rashard Higgins was a popular sleeper pick in fantasy with the news that Antonio Callaway would be suspended four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Despite the obvious upgrade at quarterback compared to Tennessee, it's hard to imagine Taylor will come close to his 2018 figures in which he recorded 37 receptions, 466 yards and a touchdown.
Aug 31, 2019 12:56 PM EST
Taylor hauled in both of his targets for 14 total yards in the team's third preseason contest Sunday against the Steelers.
Analysis: Taylor wasn't targeted until the third quarter when Logan Woodside was under center. He's done most of his damage this preseason with Woodside, an indication that he is not likely to begin the season as a starter, even in three-receiver sets.
Aug 25, 2019 9:13 PM EST
Taylor caught two of his five targets for 27 yards in the Titans' second preseason contest against the Patriots.
Analysis: Taylor was targeted on a few occasions by backup Ryan Tannehill but made his biggest impact after halftime with Logan Woodside under center, hauling in a 19-yard reception. Though he was inefficient, Taylor also did keep a drive alone in the second quarter by drawing an illegal use of hands penalty on third down. It is notable that rookie wide receiver A.J. Brown was already working ahead of Taylor despite missing a significant portion of training camp with a leg injury. If Smith were to jump Taylor on the depth chart, Taylor would not be a part of three-receiver sets for the team, limiting his potential target volume greatly.
Aug 18, 2019 6:07 AM EST
Taylor hauled in two passes for 15 yards in the team's first preseason contest against the Eagles.
Analysis: Taylor caught both of his passes in the second quarter from Ryan Tannehill. The majority of his production came on a 15-yard reception late in the second quarter. However, he also dropped a deep pass and was outplayed by the likes of Cody Hollister and Kalif Raymond. Already behind the likes of Corey Davis and Adam Humphries on the depth chart, Taylor appears to be fighting for his role on the team heading into the regular season.
Aug 9, 2019 4:59 PM EST
Taylor is listed as a starter in three-receiver sets in the team's first depth chart, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Taylor is listed alongside fellow first-string receivers Corey Davis and Adam Humphries. While it made sense to to project Taylor as a backup after the addition of A.J. Brown (leg) in the 2019 NFL Draft, Brown has battled injuries for much of the team's offseason work. That has given Taylor the chance to remain with the first team for the time being, though there is still plenty of time for Brown to prove himself before the regular season kicks off.
Aug 5, 2019 6:00 PM EST
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