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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 LCB Ike Taylor (shoulder/forearm) is listed as questionable for Week 17 against the Bengals.
Taylor got in a limited practice every day this week, but with the secondary playing well over the last several games, the Steelers may choose to hold out the oft-burned corner. That would be bad news for A.J. Green, who torched Taylor for 136 yards and a touchdown Week 14. Dec 27 - 1:00 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Steelers LCB Ike Taylor is listed as doubtful for Week 16.

The fantasy moneymaker will join SS Troy Polamalu (knee) on the sideline. 34-year-old Taylor is battling injuries to his knee, shoulder, and arm.
Dec 19 - 1:57 PM

Steelers LCB Ike Taylor (knee, shoulder, forearm) may not start Sunday's game against the Falcons even if he's healthy enough to play.

Taylor has gotten dismantled by Kenny Stills and A.J. Green the past two weeks, and coach Mike Tomlin has taken notice. "That's to be determined," was Tomlin's exact response when asked if Taylor would start if healthy. "We just need to, first of all, get a handle of where he is from a health standpoint, and then make a decision accordingly." Our guess is that Taylor will be sent to the pine as the Steelers look to slow Roddy White, and perhaps Julio Jones (hip).
Dec 9 - 6:02 PM

Ike Taylor says he took himself out of Sunday's Week 14 win at Cincy because of a knee contusion.

Coach Mike Tomlin also said the knee was why Taylor was removed from the game. In reality, it's just a way for Taylor to save face after he got humiliated by A.J. Green one week after getting toasted by the Saints. He says he's going to play against the Falcons next week -- Julio Jones and Roddy White can only hope so.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 7 - 9:38 PM

In his first game since breaking his arm in Week 3, Ike Taylor gave up a 69-yard touchdown to Kenny Stills Sunday.

Welcome back, old friend. Long one of our favorite corners to target from a matchup perspective, Taylor got burnt on a double move. "Your eyes can be your friend or your worst enemy," Taylor said. "So when your eyes aren't where they need to be, just for that split-second, that's what happens." The Steelers face A.J Green, Mohamad Sanu and the Bengals in Week 14.
Dec 1 - 9:19 AM

Steelers CB Ike Taylor (arm) is expected to return for Week 13.

Taylor hasn't played since breaking his right forearm way back on Sept. 21. Although he's annually picked on by opposing quarterbacks, he's actually an upgrade on the hot mess the Steelers have been trotting out opposite William Gay. Brice McCain, who replaced Cortez Allen, will go back to a slot role.
Nov 25 - 10:50 AM

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

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.
Source: ESPN.com
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