Nose tackle Phil Taylor re-signs with Redskins; last played in 2014

Washington Redskins defensive lineman Phil Taylor Sr., works during practice at the team's NFL football training facility at Redskins Park, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Nose tackle Phil Taylor Sr. has re-signed with the Washington Redskins after missing the past three NFL seasons with injuries.

The Redskins announced Tuesday that they are bringing back the 6-foot-3, 343-pound Taylor.

Taylor, who turns 30 on Saturday, needed season-ending surgery last year after tearing his left quadriceps tendon in a preseason game for Washington. He had been slated to start at nose tackle.

That was just the latest in a series of health issues for Taylor. He hasn't played a down in a regular-season game since 2014.

He had 59 tackles and four sacks as a rookie with the Cleveland Browns in 2011, appearing in all 16 games. But he has played in only 28 games since.

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