The Browns have confirmed the reports that emerged late yesterday afternoon. Taylor suffered the injury while lifting weights at the Browns training facility.

Browns Head Coach Pat Shurmur has acknowledged the injury could end Taylor’s season before it’s began.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot:

“He’s going to miss a significant amount of time … more months than weeks,” Shurmur said this morning as the Browns opened their rookie minicamp. “It’s too early to speculate how long that will be. It’s just one of those things that happened.

Taylor – a lynchpin for the Browns Defensive line last season – had 59 tackles and four sacks in sixteen starts. Rookies John Hughes and Billy Winn will be called upon to fill the void created by the injury.

An already tumultuous off-season has gotten worse in Cleveland. And they still don’t have a wide receiver.