Cleveland Browns defensive tackles Phil Taylor and Ahtyba Rubin could play in the team's Week 9 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens, head coach Pat Shurmur told Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer.
Taylor, a second-year player out of Baylor, has yet to play this season after suffering a torn pectoral while lifting weights in the offseason. As a rookie in 2011, Taylor had 59 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble. He returned to the practice field on Oct. 25 for the first time since the injury.
Rubin, a fifth-year Iowa State product, has played in six games this season, but missed the Browns' 7-6 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday with a calf injury. Rubin has registered 21 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble this year. Rubin was initially hurt in the Browns' Week 5 loss to the New York Giants, and aggravated the injury two weeks later against the Indianapolis Colts.