Lane Taylor
Taylor with the Green Bay Packers in 2016
No. 65 – Houston Texans
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1989-11-22) November 22, 1989 (age 32)
Arlington, Texas
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:324 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school:Martin (Arlington, Texas)
College:Oklahoma State
Undrafted:2013
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2021
Games played:82
Games started:50
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Lane Dominick Taylor (born November 22, 1989) is an American football guard for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma State. Taylor was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2013.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
324 lb
(147 kg)
5.35 s 1.88 s 3.07 s 4.72 s 8.41 s 24.5 in
(0.62 m)
8 ft 0 in
(2.44 m)
31 reps
All values are from Pro Day[1]

Green Bay Packers

Taylor at training camp in 2015.
Taylor at training camp in 2015.

After going undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft, Taylor signed with the Green Bay Packers on May 10, 2013.[2] In his rookie season, he appeared in ten games, playing predominantly on special teams.[3]

Taylor appeared in all 16 games in his second season in 2014, playing at left and right guard.[3]

In his third season in 2015, Taylor started the first NFL game of his career against the Detroit Lions in Week 13 at right guard.[3] He started his second game against the Minnesota Vikings at left guard in Week 17.[3] ESPN staff writer Rob Demovsky cited that Taylor performed "nearly flawlessly" in both games.[4]

On March 8, 2016, Taylor signed a two-year, $4.15 million contract with the Packers.[4]

On September 4, 2017, Taylor signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract extension with the Packers after starting all 16 games for the first time in 2016.[5]

On September 21, 2019, Taylor was placed on injured reserve with a biceps injury.[6]

Taylor entered the 2020 season as the Packers starting right guard. He suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 1.[7] On September 22, Taylor was placed on injured reserve.[8]

Houston Texans

On April 16, 2021, Taylor signed with Houston Texans to a one-year contract.[9][10] He was released on August 31, 2021 and re-signed to the practice squad.[11][12] He was promoted to the active roster on November 27.[13]

References

  1. ^ "Lane Taylor – Oklahoma State, OG : 2013 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "Packers sign nine draft choices, nine undrafted free agents". Packers.com. May 10, 2013. Archived from the original on January 10, 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "Green Bay Packers: Lane Taylor". Packers.com. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Demovsky, Rob (March 8, 2016). "Packers re-sign Lane Taylor for depth, stability on the offensive line". ESPN. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "Packers sign G Taylor to contract extension". Packers.com. September 4, 2017.
  6. ^ "G Lane Taylor placed on injured reserve; G/T Adam Pankey signed from Titans' practice squad". Packers.com. September 21, 2019.
  7. ^ "Matt LaFleur confirms Lane Taylor will miss rest of season". Packers.com. September 13, 2020.
  8. ^ "Packers place G Lane Taylor on injured reserve". Packers.com. September 22, 2020.
  9. ^ "Texans sign guard Lane Taylor". profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. April 15, 2021.
  10. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (4-16-2021)". HoustonTexans.com. April 16, 2021. Retrieved April 16, 2021.
  11. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (8-31-2021)". HoustonTexans.com. August 31, 2021.
  12. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (9-1-2021)". HoustonTexans.com. September 1, 2021.
  13. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (11-27-2021)". HoustonTexans.com. November 27, 2021.