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Phil Taylor Placed On Browns PUP List, Will Miss 1st 6 Games

The Cleveland Browns have officially placed defensive tackle Phil Taylor on the physically unable to perform list, according to Scott Petrak. Taylor will miss at least the first six games of 2012.

Taylor is currently recovering from surgery to repair a torn pectoral, an injury which he sustained while weightlifting as part of the Browns' offseason workout program. He stated a few months ago that the team planned on treating his injury carefully, as he wasn't allowed to lift weights after the surgery, and was limited strictly to "range of motion" activities.

On Monday, the Browns made a move to shore up the depth on the defensive line, which was left with a bit of a void following Taylor's injury, as they were awarded Ernest Owusu off of waivers from the Minnesota Vikings.

Taylor, 24, was selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Baylor. In his rookie season, Taylor started all 16 games for the Browns, accumulating 37 tackles and four sacks.

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