Former Lions CB Teez Tabor Finds New NFL Home

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A month after he was cut by the Lions, Teez Tabor has found a new home. 

The 49ers signed the 2017 second-round draft pick to their practice squad on Monday, according to Ian Rapoport. 

It was apparently the best offer Tabor could get on the heels of a mysterious leg injury in training camp and two poor seasons with the Lions. 

The #49ers have signed former #Lions second-round CB Teez Tabor to their practice squad, source said. A high-upside signing for SF. ... FA LB BJ Bello has been added to the #Packers practice squad, too.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 30, 2019

Tabor, 23, was two years into his $4.8 million rookie deal with the Lions when they cut him. He made about $2.7 million. He'll make considerably less with the 49ers, which is the simple cost of not playing well. 

Tabor was undone by his lack of speed in Detroit, a concern coming out of college. The Lions thought his game speed would play up, but that was never the case. 

Detroit hasn't missed Tabor in the secondary. The trio of Darius Slay, Rashaan Melvin and Justin Coleman has been the strength of the defense through the first four games of the season.