The Cleveland Browns lost one player on Tuesday, but added a much bigger piece at long last. Mary Kay Cabot is reporting that defensive tackle Phil Taylor, whom the Browns drafted with the #21-overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft has reportedly agreed to a four-year deal with the team. Terms were not immediately disclosed.
Taylor had tweeted last night that he was hopeful that the deal would get done today and he could join his teammates in Camp, and it appears that is exactly what happened.
The Browns needed to get the deal done with Taylor after a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles for DT Brodrick Bunkley was nullified due to injury concerns. Taylor is the big prize, of course, and provides the Browns with a huge force on the inside of their defensive line, something that is imperative in the AFC North against teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens.