Friday November 14th, 2014

Browns nose tackle Phil Taylor will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, the team announced Friday.

Head coach Mike Pettine said that though the injury is to Taylor's right knee, it is unrelated to his October arthroscopic surgery in the same knee. 

Taylor played four games before the initial injury. He missed four games after the arthroscopic procedure but returned for Cleveland's game against the Bengals last Thursday. He played 23 snaps before exiting with an injury. 

• Jadeveon Clowney to return vs. Browns, will be used in limited role​

Several players stand to see increased roles in Taylor's absence. Billy Winn, Sione Fua and Ahtyba Rubin could all play more in Sunday's game against the Texans

The Browns promoted linebacker Keirth Pough from the practice squad to take Taylor's spot on the roster. 

- Dan Gartland

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