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    Phil Taylor John Elway Jersey , in 2011, has announced his retirement from football.“I’d like to thank the NFL and the Cleveland Browns for drafting me,” Taylor wrote in a post on his Twitter page. “It’s been a fun and tough 8 years. I’ve made my home in NE Ohio with my family. I love the Cleveland fans and can’t wait to give back to the community that supported me. I’m officially retiring!”Taylor hasn’t appeared in a regular season NFL game since 2014 with the Browns. Stops with the Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins since then have proven unsuccessful as injuries helped to derail his career. He was released as a part of final roster cuts with Washington last September in what became his last bid to make a roster again.Taylor appeared in just 44 games in four seasons with the Browns. He was a member of the 2011 Pro Football Writers’ Association All-Rookie Team after recording 59 tackles and four sacks in the only full 16-game season of his career. Knee injuries ended his 2014 season and kept him out of the NFL for all of 2015. He joined the Broncos in 2018 before a knee injury on the second day of training camp landed him on injured reserve.In perhaps his best chance to restart his career with Washington in 2017, a torn quadriceps ended the comeback in the preseason. He re-signed with the team for 2018 but did not make the roster. The team appears to be being strategic in regard to which players it makes available during OTAs." Denver Broncos NewsInteresting trends in the Broncos’ OTA player interviewsNew Shelby Harris Jersey ,15commentsThe team appears to be being strategic in regard to which players it makes available during OTAs.MDTThe Denver Broncos have now completed three weeks of OTA practices, along with the usual opportunities for the media to interview a couple of players after practice. The team is required to make a couple of players available for interviews after each practice, but the team gets its choice of which players that will be. Due to that we can look at who the team has had talking to the media for some interesting patterns and insights, and there are definitely a couple to be found:1) No RookiesThe Broncos had to allow rookies to be available to the media during the team’s rookie minicamp at the beginning of May Peyton Manning Jersey , and each of the team’s six 2019 draft picks took a turn in front of the cameras. But the rookies have been conspicuously absent ever since. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesThere have been some young players made available, including 2nd year wide receivers Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton, as well as linebacker Josey Jewell. But not one of the fifteen players made available so far during OTAs has been a rookie. That’s interesting considering the automatic interest both fans and the media have in the team’s crop of new players, and particularly so in the cases of Noah Fant and Drew Lock. But rather than cater to that Drew Lock Denver Broncos Jersey , the team has been very intentional to keep as much media attention off of the rookies as possible.I’d say that this tactic is a wise one. It lets the rookies keep their focus on learning the playbook and acclimating to being a player on the professional level. Dividing their focus with the pressure of standing in front of the media- and doing so without saying the wrong thing- would not benefit the team on the field this year.It also starves the mainstream media of narrative-building material. We’ve already seen how over the top many outlets got over relatively innocuous comments Joe Flacco made in regard to mentoring Drew Lock, often ignoring the fact that head coach Vic Fangio said the same thing. With few or no opportunities to interview Lock, the outlets that are prone to such things are left trying to get traction for narratives some other way.