Redskins Lose NT Phil Taylor for the Season with Quad Tear

The Redskins defense suffered a blow Monday, when the team learned that nose tackle Phil Taylor will miss the season after tearing his left quadrceps in Sunday’s third preseason game, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

The injury will require surgery to repair.

A first-round pick out of Baylor in 2011, the 6-foot-3, 343-pound Taylor hadn’t played a game since 2014. He spent the first four seasons of his career with the Cleveland Browns. But he missed much of the 2014 season with a right knee injury that required surgery. After setbacks in 2015 and 2016, Taylor signed with Washington on a non-guaranteed deal this past winter.

Taylor injured himself on the second defensive play of the game and did not return. He left FedEx Field with his quad heavily wrappe

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One Response to “Redskins Lose NT Phil Taylor for the Season with Quad Tear”

  1. Ghost of SAMMY BAUGH says:

    I really wish RGIII had worked out. Most dynamic REDSKINS playmaker I’ve seen since SONNY JURGENSEN. Alas those days are gone and I think Captain KIRK is going to miss SEAN McVAY big-time.

    PHIL TAYLOR was another injury waiting to happen, and of course, it didn’t take long to occur. Thank you PT for trying to comeback.

    REDSKINS could see what an effewctive NT can do for the d-line play. Noticed TAMPA immediately befgan the game with runs up the middle, and off the guard slots once they pushed MBU and/or FRANCIS to one side of the interior defense or the other. That wasn’t happening when TAYLOR manned the 0-slot.

    Why the REDSKINS don’t go back to a 4-3 is beyond me. They run it pretty consistantly on down and distance anyway.

    They’ve got their ILB’s worked out now that WIL COMPTON is second string. ZACK BROWN is a game-changer and could man a traditional middle three LB setup very well.