Phil Taylor cut by Cleveland Tuesday, visits Steelers Wednesday. Pretty clear indication how Steelers feel about lack of depth at DL.— Mike Prisuta (@DVEMike) September 2, 2015
The Pittsburgh Steelers are searching for answers within their defense, and along the defensive line is certainly one of those positions the team feels they can improve upon. Per ProFootball Talk who cited a league source, the Steelers have brought in recently released defensive lineman Phillip Taylor in for a workout Wednesday.
Taylor is often injured, having suffered two knee injuries in 2014 which hobbled the big defensive linemen, but when healthy he is a force along the line. Taylor was a first round pick in 2011 by the Cleveland Browns, the same team which released him earlier this week.
This is simply a workout and doesn't mean there is a signing imminent. Most likely the team is interested in how healthy Taylor is; however, the story of this workout isn't about Taylor, but about the Steelers not being happy with their defense or defensive line. After Cameron Heyward and injured Stephon Tuitt, the only experience they have at defensive tackle/end position is in Cam Thomas.
The Steelers are looking for answers, and even if the answer isn't Phil Taylor, expect the team to continue their search as teams trim their rosters from 75 to 53 in the coming days.