Taurean Nixon

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Taurean Nixon
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Nixon with the Denver Broncos
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1991-02-07) February 7, 1991 (age 29)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school:Southern University Laboratory School
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 7 / Pick: 251
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles:1
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:0
Player stats at NFL.com

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]

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

Professional career[edit]

Denver Broncos[edit]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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". DenverBroncos.com.
  2. ^ "Sambrailo and seventh-round picks sign their deals". DenverBroncos.com. May 15, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Jordan Taylor, Taurean Nixon, Zaire Anderson make Broncos' practice squad". www.denverpost.com. Retrieved January 22, 2016.
  4. ^ "Broncos promote Taurean Nixon, move Omar Bolden to injured reserve". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 22, 2016.
  5. ^ "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. 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". DenverBroncos.com.
  8. ^ Swanson, Ben (September 4, 2016). "Broncos add eight to practice squad". DenverBroncos.com.
  9. ^ Mason, Andrew (November 5, 2016). "Broncos promote Taurean Nixon to 53-man roster". DenverBroncos.com.
  10. ^ DiLalla, Aric (November 21, 2016). "Broncos sign WR Marlon Brown, waive CB Taurean Nixon". DenverBroncos.com.
  11. ^ DiLalla, Aric (December 28, 2016). "DeMarcus Ware, Kayvon Webster headed to IR". DenverBroncos.com.
  12. ^ Swanson, Ben (June 14, 2017). "Broncos sign CB Chris Lewis-Harris, waive Taurean Nixon". DenverBroncos.com.
  13. ^ Williams, Charean (June 15, 2017). "Jaguars claim CB Taurean Nixon off waivers". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  14. ^ Gantt, Darin (July 31, 2017). "Jaguars make a change at cornerback". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  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". USAToday.com.
  17. ^ Roesch, Wesley (September 19, 2017). "Chiefs shuffle practice squad, sign three players". USAToday.com.
  18. ^ "Roster Moves: Colts Re-Sign RB Matt Jones; Place CB Pierre Desir On IR". Colts.com. December 4, 2017.
  19. ^ "Colts Sign WR Matt Hazel To Practice Squad". Colts.com. December 11, 2017.
  20. ^ Williams, Charean (December 27, 2017). "Rams place Marqui Christian on IR". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  21. ^ Simmons, Myles (January 8, 2018). "Rams Sign 10 to Futures Contracts". TheRams.com.
  22. ^ "Rams Continue Friday Cuts". TheRams.com. August 31, 2018.

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