6'4'' / 267 lbs
Taylor is projected to start in place of injured Boye Mafe (knee) ahead of Sunday's game against Detroit, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
The 26-year-old is in line to make his first start of the year against a tough Lions offense. Taylor has appeared in 33 games throughout his three-year career in Seattle, making eight starts and recording 64 tackles, 16 sacks and five forced fumbles.
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Taylor (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
The linebacker sprained his shoulder in a training camp practice back on Aug. 1 but did not need surgery, and he participated on a limited basis in Seattle's Wednesday session. The 2020 second-round pick started eight games over the past two years and recorded 26 quarterback hits, 16 sacks and 15 tackles for a loss. Now that he's back, Taylor should play a significant role in 2023.
Taylor has a sprained left shoulder, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
Taylor suffered the injury at Tuesday's practice, but it will not requre surgery according to Bridget Condon of NFL Network. Still, he is currently without a timetable for return, but expect the Seahawks to err on the side of caution with their starting weakside linebacker.
Taylor posted 26 tackles (22 solo), 9.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and a pass breakup over 16 regular-season games in the 2022 season.
Taylor piled up three sacks through the first 10 games, but he stacked up 6.5 sacks over the final six contests. The 2020 second-round pick has averaged 30 defensive tackles over the past two seasons, and he has totaled 16 sacks in that stretch. Taylor doesn't rack up tackles, but he has IDP value in deeper leagues because of his pass-rushing skills.
Taylor (neck) returned to Saturday's wild-card game in San Francisco, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Taylor sustained a neck stinger in the second quarter, but the injury won't keep him on the sideline after halftime. He'll thus rejoin Uchenna Nwosu, Boye Mafe and Bruce Irvin as the Seahawks' available outside linebackers.
Taylor suffered a neck stinger during Saturday's wild-card game at San Francisco.
Midway through the second quarter, Taylor was slow to get up and walked with Seahawks trainers to the sideline, where he visited the blue tent before getting diagnosed with an injury. If Taylor is unable to return, the team will be left with Uchenna Nwosu, Boye Mafe and Bruce Irvin at outside linebacker.
Taylor recorded three tackles (two solo), 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble and one pass defensed in Sunday's 23-6 win over the Jets.
Taylor's 2.5 sacks in Week 17 accounts for his new career best in that department, while he also forced his fourth fumble of the 2022-23 campaign during Sunday's victory. With an abundance of Seattle linebackers currently on injured reserve, the 25-year-old figures to continue playing a prominent role in the team's regular-season finale against the Rams.