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Jamar Taylor | Defensive Back | #21

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 192
College: Boise State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (54) / MIA
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ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi reports the Browns will use CB Jamar Taylor to shadow Antonio Brown in Week 1.
Brown has the edge in essentially any matchup, but Taylor has quietly turned his career around after being a failed second-rounder in Miami. Taylor was Pro Football Focus' No. 17 cover corner out of 119 qualifiers last season. In the Week 11 date with the Steelers last year, now-released Joe Haden shadowed Brown, allowing a 6-55 line on eight targets. Taylor will have his hands full. Aug 30 - 10:02 AM

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Browns signed CB Jamar Taylor to a three-year, $15 million extension.

A former second-round bust with Miami, the Browns traded next to nothing for Taylor at April's draft. He's turned his career around as a full-time starter opposite Joe Haden, grading out positively both outside and in the nickel spot at PFF. Taylor gives Cleveland a No. 2 corner going into next season. His new deal keeps him under control through 2019.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 02:51:00 PM

Browns declared RCB Jamar Taylor (groin), QB Joe Callahan, LB Corey Lemonier, OL Gabe Ikard, OG Jonathan Cooper, WR Jordan Payton and DL Xavier Cooper inactive for Week 10 against the Ravens.

Taylor has started 8-of-9 games, showing improvement on his Dolphins days. Tramon Williams is starting in his place.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 07:01:00 PM

The Browns are giving Jamar Taylor a chance to win the starting job across from Joe Haden.

A talented 2013 second-round pick who couldn't stay healthy in Miami, Taylor is a reclamation project in Cleveland. He has won a job in nickel packages, and could earn a full-time first-team role with Tramon Williams moving into the slot. Across from Haden, Taylor will still be a corner to attack in DFS this year.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 04:54:00 PM

Browns CB Jamar Taylor is expected to open the season in the slot.

Taylor has supplanted K’Waun Williams as Cleveland’s nickel corner. He was a disappointment in Miami, but has put together a strong preseason. ESPN’s Pat McManamon thinks Taylor could push Tramon Williams in base sets.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 06:37:00 PM

Browns acquired CB Jamar Taylor and the No. 250 overall pick in the 2016 draft from the Dolphins in exchange for the No. 223 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Taylor was the 54th overall pick in the 2013 draft, but has been a big part of the problem on the back end of Miami's defense the past couple seasons. He's started nine games the past two years, but was Pro Football Focus' fifth-worst cover corner out of 118 qualifiers last season. In Cleveland, he'll get a fresh start and compete for a sub-package and special teams role.
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 05:05:00 PM

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Jamar Taylor is "currently" the Dolphins' best option to start opposite Byron Maxwell at cornerback.

That's not saying much. Taylor flopped in a starting role last year and was a healthy scratch for three of Miami's final five games. Salguero said Tony Lippett would be the next-best option behind Taylor. With games on the schedule against Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Philip Rivers and Carson Palmer this year, the Dolphins would be wise to address cornerback in the draft.
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 02:01:00 PM

According to the Miami Herald, RCB Jamar Taylor's days with the Dolphins "are numbered."

Taylor was an absolute trainwreck last year and didn't even play after Week 14. His criticism of the team's coaching staff didn't help matters. Taylor is due under $900,000 in 2016, but both sides seem ready to move on.
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 01:28:00 PM

Dolphins CB Jamar Taylor (quad) returned to practice on Monday.

There was some concern Taylor would not be ready for Week 1, but getting in a practice this early in the week is a good sign. Taylor should start opposite Brent Grimes on Sunday.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 01:09:00 PM

Dolphins CB Jamar Taylor may miss the rest of the preseason with a quad injury.

He suffered the injury in the second preseason game. The favorite to start opposite Brent Grimes, there is some concern Taylor will not be ready for Week 1.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 01:22:00 PM

Dolphins CB Jamar Taylor remains the favorite to start opposite Brent Grimes.

The Dolphins wanted to upgrade Taylor, but didn't take a cornerback until the 145th pick of the draft (Bobby McCain). Taylor is facing competition from Zack Bowman and potentially Will Davis. Davis is recovering from a torn ACL, and isn't expected to practice before training camp.
Mon, May 25, 2015 02:59:00 PM

The Dolphins are looking "very closely" at potential upgrades on current projected starting RCB Jamar Taylor.

The 54th overall pick in the 2013 draft, Taylor was a disappointment his first two seasons and is currently recovering from a torn labrum in his shoulder. The Fins have hosted Trae Waynes (Michigan State), Jalen Collins (LSU), and Kevin Johnson (Wake Forest) for pre-draft visits, while reportedly considering making a trade offer for Philadelphia's Brandon Boykin.
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 02:27:00 PM

Dolphins CB Jamar Taylor recently underwent shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum.

Taylor originally hurt his shoulder in Week 12 and aggravated the injury again in Week 16 before ending the season on injured reserve. He expects to be ready for OTAs. Taylor should compete for a starting job in training camp.
Wed, Jan 14, 2015 10:08:00 AM

Dolphins placed CB Jamar Taylor on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season.

Taylor missed Weeks 13-15 before returning for Sunday's win over the Vikings. Evidently, he tweaked his shoulder. A second-year second rounder, Taylor made only three starts this season, and generally struggled in coverage across 299 snaps. Taylor could be given a chance to earn a starting job in 2015, but will likely be relegated to a reserve role.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 04:30:00 PM

Dolphins CB Jamar Taylor (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 13.

The Fins will also be without Cortland Finnegan (ankle), most likely, after he missed Friday's practice. Miami will likely have to turn to practice squad-types Lowell Rose and R.J. Stanford to play significant snaps on Monday Night Football against the Jets. It's a good thing the Dolphins are playing the Jets.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 01:17:00 PM

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