Browns pick up option on Phil Taylor

Updated: May 2, 2014, 6:20 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The Browns have exercised the fifth-year, $5.5 million contract option on defensive lineman Phil Taylor's rookie deal.

Taylor, a first-round pick in 2011, is now under contract through the 2015 season. The team had until Saturday to pick up the option.

First-year coach Mike Pettine said after watching Taylor during a three-day minicamp this week that Taylor "is a great fit for what we want to do on defense."

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