[UPDATE]: Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden has since confirmed that defensive tackle Phil Taylor will miss the entire 2017-18 campaign.
Gruden says DL Phil Taylor Sr. tore his left quad. Will have surgery tomorrow and is out for the season. https://t.co/2zQ69NQN43
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 29, 2017
Washington Redskins defensive tackle Phil Taylor will reportedly miss the remainder of the 2017 season following a quad injury he suffered during the team’s Week 3 preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to John Keim of ESPN.
The Redskins signed Taylor back in January, who was looking to return to the field for a regular-season game for the first time since 2014.
His NFL career began when the Cleveland Browns selected him with the 21st overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Baylor University. He moved immediately into the team’s starting lineup and started all 16 games that season, finishing the year with career highs in tackles (59) and sacks (four). He has not since appeared in all 16 games during a season.
The last time he appeared on the field in a game that counted was 2014 while with the Browns. He played in just five games that year, finishing the season with 10 tackles. He was released by Cleveland just prior to the start of the 2015 year.
He then latched on with the Denver Broncos last offseason, joining the reigning Super Bowl Champions. But he would never suit up for the team after suffering a knee injury during training camp, which got him placed on injured reserve and ultimately released before the start of the year.
Anticipated to start at nose tackle this season before the injury, Taylor has A.J. Francis and Joey Mbu behind him on the depth chart.
The team is set to open the 2017 regular season at home against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 10.