In training camp last year, nose tackle Phil Taylor was on his way to becoming one of the best stories of the season.
He was on the verge of making the Redskins and becoming their starting nose tackle after having missed two years with injuries.
However, the dream story ended when he suffered a torn quadriceps in a preseason game. Taylor spent the season on injured reserve.
But he will get a chance to be an even better story this year. On Tuesday, the Redskins announced the signing of Taylor, first reported Tuesday morning by the Washington Post.
Taylor, who turns 30 later this week, was a first-round pick of the Browns in 2011. He had some good seasons in Cleveland, but he also had issues with injuries, missing 18 games in four seasons. He signed with the Broncos as a free agent in 2015 but he never got on the field there.
The Redskins liked what they saw out of him in training camp and they still are in need at the nose tackle position, so the signing was logical.
It will be interesting to see if the Redskins try to bring in more options there. While a Taylor comeback would be nice to see, relying on a player with Taylor’s injury history is not a smart course of action.
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