Teez Tabor signs with the 49ers’ practice squad

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The 49ers have signed former Lions cornerback Teez Tabor to their practice squad, Ian Rapoport of the NFL reports.

The Lions waived Tabor out of training camp, and he had remained a free agent since.

Detroit made Tabor a second-round choice in 2017.

He never found a regular spot in the lineup over the past two seasons, making only five starts. Tabor has 42 career tackles in 22 overall appearances.

7 responses to “Teez Tabor signs with the 49ers’ practice squad

  1. He’s too slow to be able to cover starting receivers in the league. He might be able to establish himself as a backup or he could potentially move to safety.

  2. This is the perfect team for Tabor. I’ll bet Richard Sherman will take this talented kid under his wing and work with him. He has a lot of the same skills that Sherman had when he was in his prime. I think Tabor can be a solid pro.

  3. He is insurance against more injuries. It does not hurt that he actually plays in quite a few games.

  4. Signing Tabor just shows how little faith they have in Verrett. Verrett is overrated and is injury prone. Ramsey is still out there but hopefully between Mosely, Tabor and Verrett we can weather the storm till Spoon gets back.

  5. Tabor may be Bob Quinn’s biggest draft mistake. Maybe a new team will serve him well, but I doubt it.

  6. charliecharger says:
    September 30, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    This is the perfect team for Tabor. I’ll bet Richard Sherman will take this talented kid under his wing and work with him. He has a lot of the same skills that Sherman had when he was in his prime. I think Tabor can be a solid pro.

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    You clearly have no watched, nor seen scouting reports about Tabor. He doesn’t have the speed, the hips, or the awareness needed to be anything more than a backup CB. Even then, you can’t teach speed, so I would rather have backups that can be coached up and have talent, than physical defenders that can’t keep WRs from getting over the top of them.

    It would be one thing if he was slower but good in tight spaces, but he isn’t even that. And I don’t see how he could thrive as a safety without the ability to quickly shift his hips and read plays. He will likely be cut from the practice squad before the end of the year, and is unlikely to get another opportunity.

  7. Tabor could possibly be a solid S.S but as a long time fan of Detroit’s this kid will never be a good or even serviceable CB.

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