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Cooper Taylor | Defensive Back

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 228
College: Richmond
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Giants second-year S Cooper Taylor will undergo foot surgery and may miss the season.
Coach Tom Coughlin said injured reserve is a possibility. Taylor suffered the injury in the Giants' second preseason game, and it's believed to be to his sesamoid bone. It's the same bone MLB Jon Beason hurt. Taylor was competing for a hybrid linebacker-type role on defense, as a bigger safety at 6'4/228. Aug 20 - 1:44 PM

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Giants S Cooper Taylor suffered a "significant" foot injury in New York's second preseason game.

Taylor has been competing for a linebacker-type role in the Giants' sub-packages. Coach Tom Coughlin called the injury "extensive," and clarified that it's to Taylor's sesamoid bone. No timetable has been given for his return.
Aug 17 - 4:41 PM

Giants placed S/LB Cooper Taylor (hamstring, shoulder) on injured reserve, ending his season.

They activated OL Eric Herman from the practice squad to fill Taylor's roster spot. A fifth-round pick out of Richmond, Taylor was a core special teamer as a rookie. He'll have a chance to compete for playing time on defense in 2014, likely as a linebacker-type player in dime sub-packages.
Wed, Dec 25, 2013 11:25:00 PM

Giants agreed to terms with No. 152 overall pick S Cooper Taylor on a four-year, $2.34 million contract.

An imposing 6-foot-4, 228 pounds with 4.49 wheels, Taylor could also see time at weak-side linebacker. Coach Tom Coughlin expects Taylor to compete for time in the Giants' three-safety package, but the majority of his action should come on special teams.
Fri, May 10, 2013 12:06:00 PM

Both GM Jerry Reese and coach Tom Coughlin mentioned fifth-round pick Cooper Taylor as a candidate for the Giants' three-safety package in addition to playing special teams as a rookie.

Taylor goes 6-foot-4, 228 with 4.49 wheels. He was viewed as a linebacker prospect by some teams. "He is a safety by trade but you drop him down in that three-safety package or whatever you want to do," said Coughlin. "Whether he plays an outside backer or whatever." Taylor will have to earn the job in camp.
Sun, May 5, 2013 01:17:00 PM

Giants selected Richmond S Cooper Taylor with the No. 152 overall pick.

Taylor attended the East-West Shrine game and opened some eyes due to his size and closing ability. The former Georgia tech Yellow Jacket is an interesting NFL prospect. We aren't sure if he fits as a weakside linebacker, in the box safety, or a combination of the two.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 02:54:00 PM

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