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 career[edit | edit source]

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

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Denver Broncos[edit | edit source]

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 Jaguars[edit | edit source]

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 Chiefs[edit | edit source]

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

Indianapolis Colts[edit | edit source]

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

Los Angeles Rams[edit | edit source]

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]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. DeChant, David (May 2, 2015). "Broncos make three straight picks in 7th". DenverBroncos.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20171126152946/http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Broncos-make-three-straight-picks-in-7th/d6700144-6526-4795-825e-8d5bf014bcc5.
  2. "Sambrailo and seventh-round picks sign their deals". DenverBroncos.com. May 15, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20170620141342/http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Sambrailo-and-seventh-round-picks-sign-their-deals/223055e1-1f2f-4374-811a-68f1d6d27730. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  3. "Jordan Taylor, Taurean Nixon, Zaire Anderson make Broncos' practice squad". http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_28769019/jordan-taylor-taurean-nixon-zaire-anderson-make-broncos-practice-squad.
  4. "Broncos promote Taurean Nixon, move Omar Bolden to injured reserve". http://espn.go.com/blog/denver-broncos/post/_/id/18038/broncos-promote-taurean-nixon-move-omar-bolden-to-injured-reserve.
  5. "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201602070den.htm. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  6. Swanson, Ben (February 7, 2016). "Gameday Inactives: Broncos in Super Bowl 50". Denver Broncos. https://web.archive.org/web/20170825090329/http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-primesport/Gameday-Inactives-Broncos-in-Super-Bowl-50/271539a3-5de8-481e-9302-103a9266d14b. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  7. Mason, Andrew (September 3, 2016). "Broncos make 23 moves to pare roster at the deadline". https://web.archive.org/web/20170819223025/http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Broncos-make-23-moves-to-pare-roster-at-the-deadline/13177d79-b2fb-44da-b2db-8a604e8e6dec.
  8. Swanson, Ben (September 4, 2016). "Broncos add eight to practice squad". https://web.archive.org/web/20170819223721/http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Broncos-add-eight-to-practice-squad/af27aea1-4063-478e-99d2-0c47ef144a4e.
  9. Mason, Andrew (November 5, 2016). "Broncos promote Taurean Nixon to 53-man roster". https://web.archive.org/web/20170820225846/http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Broncos-promote-Taurean-Nixon-to-53-man-roster/583acfa8-243b-446d-87f6-6669c1c2e2dd.
  10. DiLalla, Aric (November 21, 2016). "Broncos sign WR Marlon Brown, waive CB Taurean Nixon". https://web.archive.org/web/20170824214914/http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Broncos-sign-WR-Marlon-Brown-waive-CB-Taurean-Nixon/4d846786-fee8-4e22-a8e8-26c086f5915a.
  11. DiLalla, Aric (December 28, 2016). "DeMarcus Ware, Kayvon Webster headed to IR". https://web.archive.org/web/20170825094131/http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/DeMarcus-Ware-Kayvon-Webster-headed-to-IR/45d2f7ee-7ad9-4c1d-8385-7fdab69417a7.
  12. Swanson, Ben (June 14, 2017). "Broncos sign CB Chris Lewis-Harris, waive Taurean Nixon". https://web.archive.org/web/20170905101704/http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Broncos-sign-CB-Chris-Lewis-Harris-waive-Taurean-Nixon/d09effdb-8085-453a-ac5e-9a45e097240e.
  13. Williams, Charean (June 15, 2017). "Jaguars claim CB Taurean Nixon off waivers". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/06/15/jaguars-claim-cb-taurean-nixon-off-waivers/.
  14. Gantt, Darin (July 31, 2017). "Jaguars make a change at cornerback". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/07/31/jaguars-make-a-change-at-cornerback/.
  15. Bouda, Nate (August 8, 2017). "Jaguars Waive DB Taurean Nixon From I.R. With Injury Settlement". http://nfltraderumors.co/jaguars-waive-db-taurean-nixon-r-injury-settlement/.
  16. Roesch, Wesley (September 7, 2017). "Chiefs sign CB Taurean Nixon to practice squad, cut RB Devine Redding". http://chiefswire.usatoday.com/2017/09/07/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". http://chiefswire.usatoday.com/2017/09/20/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. https://web.archive.org/web/20180102110236/http://www.colts.com/news/article-1/Roster-Moves-Colts-Re-Sign-RB-Matt-Jones-Place-CB-Pierre-Desir-On-IR/80cdf7ab-c82f-48a9-b880-50baf322284d.
  19. "Colts Sign WR Matt Hazel To Practice Squad". December 11, 2017. http://www.colts.com/news/article-1/Colts-Sign-WR-Matt-Hazel-To-Practice-Squad/532950e9-c5ae-43b6-b5cd-09a33ffa56ce.
  20. Williams, Charean (December 27, 2017). "Rams place Marqui Christian on IR". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/12/27/rams-place-marqui-christian-on-ir/.
  21. Simmons, Myles (January 8, 2018). "Rams Sign 10 to Futures Contracts". https://web.archive.org/web/20180317151955/http://www.therams.com/news-and-events/article-1/Rams-Sign-10-to-Futures-Contracts/7056c5c4-c016-465b-92aa-9030444e1452.
  22. "Rams Continue Friday Cuts". August 31, 2018. https://www.therams.com/news/rams-continue-friday-cuts.

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