Taurean Nixon
Nixon with the Denver Broncos
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-02-07) February 7, 1991 (age 29)
Place of birth: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Career information
College: Tulane
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 7 / Pick: 251
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Denver Broncos ( 2015 2016)
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl champion (50)
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles     1
Forced fumbles     0
Fumble recoveries     0
Pass deflections     0
Interceptions     0

Taurean Ellis Nixon (born February 7, 1991) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the seventh round of 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tulane University.

College careerEdit

Nixon attended and played college football at the University of Tulane.

Professional careerEdit

Denver BroncosEdit

The Denver Broncos selected Nixon in the seventh round with the 251st overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.[1] On May 15, 2015, Nixon signed a four-year contract.[2] On September 6, 2015, Nixon was signed to the practice squad.[3] On January 19, 2016, Nixon was promoted to the active roster.[4] On February 7, 2016, Nixon was part of the Broncos team that won Super Bowl 50. In the game, the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24–10.[5] Nixon was inactive for the game.[6]

On September 3, 2016, Nixon was waived by the Broncos and was signed to their practice squad the next day.[7][8] He was promoted to the active roster on November 5, 2016.[9] He was waived by the Broncos on November 21, 2016 and was re-signed to the practice squad.[10] He was promoted back to the active roster on December 28, 2016.[11]

On June 14, 2017, Nixon was waived by the Broncos.[12]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On June 15, 2017, Nixon was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars.[13] He was waived/injured by the Jaguars on July 31, 2017 and was placed on injured reserve.[14] He was waived on August 8, 2017.[15]

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

On September 6, 2017, Nixon was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad.[16] He was released on September 19, 2017.[17]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On December 4, 2017, Nixon was signed to the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad.[18] He was released on December 11, 2017.[19]

Los Angeles RamsEdit

On December 27, 2017, Nixon was signed to the Los Angeles Rams' practice squad.[20] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Rams on January 8, 2018.[21] He was waived on August 31, 2018.[22]


  1. DeChant, David (May 2, 2015). "Broncos make three straight picks in 7th".
  2. "Sambrailo and seventh-round picks sign their deals". May 15, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  3. "Jordan Taylor, Taurean Nixon, Zaire Anderson make Broncos' practice squad".
  4. "Broncos promote Taurean Nixon, move Omar Bolden to injured reserve".
  5. "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  6. Swanson, Ben (February 7, 2016). "Gameday Inactives: Broncos in Super Bowl 50". Denver Broncos. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  7. Mason, Andrew (September 3, 2016). "Broncos make 23 moves to pare roster at the deadline".
  8. Swanson, Ben (September 4, 2016). "Broncos add eight to practice squad".
  9. Mason, Andrew (November 5, 2016). "Broncos promote Taurean Nixon to 53-man roster".
  10. DiLalla, Aric (November 21, 2016). "Broncos sign WR Marlon Brown, waive CB Taurean Nixon".
  11. DiLalla, Aric (December 28, 2016). "DeMarcus Ware, Kayvon Webster headed to IR".
  12. Swanson, Ben (June 14, 2017). "Broncos sign CB Chris Lewis-Harris, waive Taurean Nixon".
  13. Williams, Charean (June 15, 2017). "Jaguars claim CB Taurean Nixon off waivers".
  14. Gantt, Darin (July 31, 2017). "Jaguars make a change at cornerback".
  15. Bouda, Nate (August 8, 2017). "Jaguars Waive DB Taurean Nixon From I.R. With Injury Settlement".
  16. Roesch, Wesley (September 7, 2017). "Chiefs sign CB Taurean Nixon to practice squad, cut RB Devine Redding".
  17. Roesch, Wesley (September 19, 2017). "Chiefs shuffle practice squad, sign three players".
  18. "Roster Moves: Colts Re-Sign RB Matt Jones; Place CB Pierre Desir On IR". December 4, 2017.
  19. "Colts Sign WR Matt Hazel To Practice Squad". December 11, 2017.
  20. Williams, Charean (December 27, 2017). "Rams place Marqui Christian on IR".
  21. Simmons, Myles (January 8, 2018). "Rams Sign 10 to Futures Contracts".
  22. "Rams Continue Friday Cuts". August 31, 2018.

External linksEdit

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