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TE Ryan Taylor Works Out for Browns

According to the National Football Post, the Cleveland Browns worked out tight end Ryan Taylor of the University of North Carolina. You might ask, "why would the Browns need another tight end with Ben Watson and Evan Moore on the roster?" Perhaps the Browns would be interested in utilizing his strengths on special teams at 6-3 and 250 pounds:

A special-teams captain for the Tar Heels, Taylor offers positional versatility because he can play fullback or H-back and is regarded as a physical, aggressive player. Taylor had 19 special-teams tackles two seasons ago, also operating as a reserve linebacker.

The Browns released blocking tight end Robert Royal before the lockout, and Taylor is the type of guy who could try to fill that void. He is expected to be a seventh-round draft pick or an undrafted free agent, but based on the fact that quite a few teams are now scouting him and bringing him in for workouts, it seems as though someone will take a flier on him in the draft.