The Steelers had former Browns defensive lineman Phil Taylor in for a visit yesterday. The Browns parted ways with the former 2011 first round pick on Tuesday after the defensive lineman requested he be released.
The Steelers were just doing their due diligence with the visit, but it does tell us what we already knew- the Steelers are short on talented defensive line depth. Taylor is more of a nose though, and the Steelers do have quality depth there.
Ultimately, the team won’t be signing Taylor. He suffered two knee injuries last year, one of which was significant. Some observers recently said that he ‘walks like a 70 year old’ and Gerry Dulac of the Post-Gazette reported last night that his knee will require another surgery.
Taylor would have been due $5.477 Mil upon his release, but he and Browns agreed to undisclosed injury settlement.