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Phil Taylor injury: Browns DT lifting weights, not ready for full practice

Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Phillip Taylor is now eligible to return to practice after spending six weeks on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list due to a torn pectoral muscle, but the young lineman has yet to actually get back on the practice field. The 24-year-old lineman didn't practice on Wednesday, but he told Jodie Valade of Cleveland.com that he is feeling healthy and that he has resumed weightlifting activities. Taylor tore his pectoral muscle while weightlifting during the off-season.

The Browns could certainly use the No. 21 pick of the 2011 NFL Draft in the trenches because the defensive unit is currently ranked No. 30 in defending the pass and No. 25 in defending the run. Taylor collected 59 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble during his rookie season.

The Browns finally earned their first win of the season in Week 6, and they traveled to Indianapolis to take on Andrew Luck and the Colts this week (1 p.m. ET, CBS).

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