Former Detroit Lions second-round pick released by Colts

Detroit Lions training camp - August 13, 2019

Detroit Lions cornerback Teez Tabor (31) runs the sideline while sitting out of their practice during their training camp practice at their team headquarters in Allen Park, on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. (Mike Mulholland | Mike Mulholland | MLive.comMike Mulholland |


One of Bob Quinn’s major swings and misses during his tenure as the Detroit Lions’ general manager is once again on the move. The Indianapolis Colts announced on Sunday that they have released safety Teez Tabor. The Colts had recently added Tabor on August 13th, but with roster cuts looming, the former Florida Gator didn’t show enough to earn a spot on their final 53-man roster.

Tabor, 27, entered the NFL in 2017 as a second-round draft pick (53rd overall) by the Lions. Despite being one of the most formidable lockdown cornerbacks in college football during his time at Florida, that prowess failed to transition onto the professional gridiron once he landed in Detroit. Throughout his two seasons with the Lions, Tabor allowed 32 receptions on 44 targets, resulting in five touchdowns and a staggering passer rating of 144.5.

During his tenure with the Seahawks last season, he managed a total of 9 tackles. He appeared in 10 games and started one for Seattle in 2022. After parting ways with the Lions, Tabor moved around the NFL, with stints at the San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks, and finally the Colts.

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