Report: Lions CB Teez Tabor Done In Detroit

The second-round pick never measured up in the NFL.

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August 30, 2019 - 1:33 pm

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That's it for Teez Tabor in Detroit. 

Two years after the Lions drafted him in the second round, they cut the beleaguered cornerback on Friday after he missed most of training camp and the preseason with a leg injury. 

It's a startling turn of events after Tabor entered training camp on the upswing. He had played well in OTAs and minicamp and was pushing for a starting job opposite Darius Slay. 

But his momentum was snuffed out in early August by the leg injury, which kept him out of action until this week. In the meantime, Tabor was overtaken by the players behind him.

Now he's a free agent. 

In Bob Quinn's four-year tenure as Lions GM, Tabor stands as his worst draft pick, and arguably his worst investment overall. Questioned for his speed coming out of college, Tabor never measured up in the NFL. 

Ultimately, the slack attached to his draft pedigree wore out.

The Lions will enter the 2019 season with Darius Slay and Rashaan Melvin as their top two corners on the outside, with free agent acquisition Justin Coleman playing the nickel. Fifth-round draft pick Amani Oruwariye will also push for playing time. 

Tabor, 23, was owed about $2 million over the next two seasons. The Lions will save the same amount against the cap by cutting him. 

Detroit also released safety Andrew Adams on Friday, according to Dave Birkett of the Free Press.

Adams, who signed a one-year deal with the team in the offseason, showed a nose for the ball in training camp, but the Lions are moving in a different direction in the secondary with two young safeties in Tracy Walker and Will Harris.