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Ike Taylor | Defensive Back

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/5/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
College: Louisiana-Lafayette
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Steelers CB Ike Taylor (arm) will not play in Monday night's game at Tennessee.
Taylor has been out since breaking his forearm Sept. 21. It appears he's not cleared for contact. Nov 11 - 12:48 PM

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor (arm) is inactive for Sunday's Week 10 game against the Jets.

Taylor is getting close after breaking his right forearm on Sept. 21, but he's not quite ready yet. The Steelers also previously ruled out starting S Troy Polamalu (knee) and starting ILB Ryan Shazier (ankle), sapping them of a ton of speed. The rest of their inactives: S Shamarko Thomas, S Ross Ventrone, QB Landry Jones and G Chris Hubbard.
Nov 9 - 11:42 AM

Steelers CB Ike Taylor (arm) returned to individual drills Wednesday.

Taylor broke his right forearm on Sept. 21 and was given a six-week timetable after titanium plates were surgically inserted. Even though the 34-year-old has been getting dominated by opposing wideouts for a few years now, the Steelers will gladly welcome him back. Cortez Allen has graded out dead last among 106 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' ranks.
Source: USA Today
Oct 23 - 8:38 AM

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports Steelers CB Ike Taylor (arm) is aiming to return to the field in six weeks.

Taylor's season looked lost when his forearm snapped last week. The 34-year-old instead got two plates and 15 screws inserted into his arm this past week, and hopes to be back shortly after midseason. While Taylor is out, the Steelers will trot out Cortez Allen and William Gay as their starting corners.
Sep 28 - 12:18 PM

Steelers CB Ike Taylor will be out indefinitely after breaking his forearm in Sunday night's Week 3 win over the Panthers.

He's undergoing surgery on Monday. It's bad news for matchup-savvy fantasy owners as Taylor is a weekly target. Last year, he was PFF's No. 98 corner out of 110 qualifiers. Look for Taylor to head to short-term injured reserve and William Gay to take over at right corner in the meantime. Gay was PFF's No. 9 corner last season.
Sep 22 - 8:08 AM

Steelers RCB Ike Taylor left Sunday night's game against the Panthers with a forearm injury.

Taylor suffered a broken forearm on a tackle by ILB Lawrence Timmons. He'll likely require surgery and is looking at an extend absence. It's a potential season-ending injury. Taylor could be headed for injured reserve.
Sep 21 - 10:37 PM

Steelers RCB Ike Taylor says he was "hurt" by the $4.25 million pay cut the team forced him to take this offseason.

Taylor wasn't really forced, of course. He could've refused, been cut, and tested the open market. PFF's No. 98 corner last year out of 110 qualifiers, Taylor's free agency would've been quiet after routinely getting roasted and emerging as a weekly target for savvy fantasy owners. "I'm (ticked) off about it, still am (ticked) off about it, and I'm going to be (ticked) off until the end of the season about it," said Taylor. He has plenty to prove now, but we're not expecting a bounce-back season at age 34.
Jul 1 - 6:28 PM

Steelers RCB Ike Taylor admits he had a "so-so" year in 2013.

Taylor, 34, is being kind to a season that saw him get burned early and often. "(When) you play long enough, you are going to have a so-so year or two," Taylor said. Although the Steelers have precious little depth behind him, Taylor will be on an extremely short leash this season.
Jun 3 - 9:31 PM

Steelers RCB Ike Taylor is locked in as a 2014 starter after the team failed to address cornerback in the early rounds.

Pittsburgh didn't draft a corner until round five, where it landed raw athlete Shaquille Richardson. Taylor returns at right corner, with Cortez Allen on the left side and William Gay covering slot receivers in sub-packages. 34 years old and Pro Football Focus' 105th-ranked cover cornerback out of 110 qualifiers last season, Taylor will be someone to target in fantasy wideout matchups.
May 25 - 4:57 PM

Steelers RCB Ike Taylor expects the team to draft a cornerback in the first round.

As do we, with Virginia Tech's Kyle Fuller and Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert as the top schematic fits for Dick LeBeau. Taylor envisions Pittsburgh selecting a wideout in round two, namely Clemson's Martavis Bryant. Taylor is likely just throwing darts at the board, but has a pretty good grasp of the Steelers' needs. We like Fuller for them in the first and Kelvin Benjamin in the second.
Apr 27 - 3:19 PM

Steelers CB Ike Taylor has agreed to a $4.25 million pay cut to remain with the team.

Taylor, 34 in May, was previously scheduled to earn a $7 million salary and count $11.94 million against the cap in the final year of his deal. He'll now earn a $2.75 million base. It was a smart move on Taylor's part, as the cornerback market is already loaded with veteran castoffs. GM Kevin Colbert continues to stay loyal to his aging players and appears frightened to make a tough decision. In steep decline, Taylor can't be counted on as Pittsburgh's No. 1 corner.
Mar 10 - 7:11 PM

CBS' Jason La Canfora reports the Steelers are "working to see" if Ike Taylor will "take a pay cut to stay."

It's long been believed that Taylor would have to take a pay cut to stay with the only team he's ever known. Coming off a rough season, Taylor is scheduled to make $7 million, and count $11.94 million against the cap. There's no way he'll be back without a significant cut.
Mar 10 - 2:25 PM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believes Steelers RCB Ike Taylor will have to accept a pay cut to return in 2014.

Taylor, 34 in May, is scheduled to count nearly $12 million against the cap in the final year of his deal and has a non-guaranteed base salary of $7 million. Taylor can't cover the offense's No. 1 receiver anymore, as he was taken off those duties after being shredded early in the 2013 season. The Steelers will be in the market for some young corners in May's draft.
Jan 29 - 4:18 PM

The Steelers can create $7 million in salary cap space by releasing RCB Ike Taylor this offseason.

The Steelers aren't quite teeming with cornerback depth, but this will be a no-brainer move for Pittsburgh's annually cap-strapped organization. Taylor has fallen directly off the cliff in his age-33 season, will be 34 in May, and is owed a $7 million non-guaranteed salary next year. He's PFF's No. 104 corner among 109 qualifiers in 2013. Only Antonio Cromartie, Leonard Johnson, Derek Cox, Brice McCain, and Cortland Finnegan have graded out worse.
Source: CBS Sports
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 05:38:00 PM

Ike Taylor (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.

Taylor is in a race to get cleared ahead of Sunday's game against Stevie Johnson and the Bills. The veteran was spectacular last year, but has been routinely roasted in man coverage this year. Taylor is ProFootballFocus' No. 93 corner among 107 qualifiers this season.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 10:04:00 AM