Washington bringing back nose tackle Phil Taylor

Washington’s giving Phil Taylor another chance to complete an amazing comeback.

According to Liz Clarke of the Washington Post, the veteran nose tackle is coming back on a one-year deal.

Taylor missed last season after tearing his left quadriceps during the preseason, and has battled knee problems throughout his career.

The former Browns first-rounder hasn’t played in the league since November 2014, but was penciled into the starting lineup for Washington last year in what would have been an incredible return from injuries. Now he gets another chance to do it at age 30, which will be that much more impressive.

Thus, the premise of King’s item — that Rosen may be dismayed with Mora’s comments from last week — presumes that, in reality, Rosen isn’t delighted by them. The truth may be that he is.

So why is Rosen visiting the Browns this week, you ask? Again, he’s sufficiently self aware to know how others regard him, and he doesn’t want to be regarded as a guy who is trying to engineer the draft process in his favor. Even if he is.

Johnson played only 43 snaps before a wrist injury that required surgery. He spent the season on injured reserve.

Johnson, 26, earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors in 2016 with 2,118 yards from scrimmage and 20 total touchdowns. His return is good news for new coach Steve Wilks, who is expected to rely heavily on Johnson in 2018.

And one other position the Rams need to be thinking about is left tackle, where last year’s acquisition of Andrew Whitworth was a great move in the short term but not a solution in the long term. Whitworth will turn 37 this year and realistically won’t be around much longer. Left tackles are expensive, and the Rams will need to go shopping for a new one to protect Jared Goff sooner rather than later.buccaneers_022

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