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NFL Network Hires Former Steelers CB Ike Taylor As Analyst

As expected, former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor now has a new job in television as NFL Media announced Thursday that he will be joining the group as an analyst for the 2015 season.

According to the press release, Taylor, 35, will serve as an analyst for NFL Media, appearing primarily on NFL Now as well as NFL Network shows such as NFL Fantasy Live and The Top 100 Players.

Taylor, who was originally drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of Louisiana-Lafayette, retired in April after playing 12 seasons in Pittsburgh. He won two Super Bowl championships with the Steelers during that span and finished his career with 636 total tackles, 140 passes defended and 14 interceptions in 174 regular-season games played.

At one point during his career, Taylor had a streak of 135 consecutive games played. That streak unfortunately ended late in 2012 after he sustained a fractured right ankle in a November game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Taylor is a very colorful person and a natural entertainer. He has been a fixture on The Top 100 Players show for several years now and also had his own weekly show on Trib live Radio in addition to doing color commentary for the now defunct Pittsburgh Power arena football team.

Taylor spent some time with the Steelers this past offseason as a coaching intern.

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