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Detroit Lions having rookie Teez Tabor 'do a little bit of everything'

It took a quarter of the season for him to see the field, second-round pick Teez Tabor has finally settled into a role on defense., but as the Detroit Lions head into the December stretch run

where the team has used him both in coverage and as a blitzer.,Tabor has played in most of the Lions' dime defensive packages in recent weeks

Tabor had one tackle and missed a fourth-quarter sack on Case Keenum in Thursday's 30-23 loss to the Minnesota Vikings; last week he had two pressures on rookie Mitchell Trubisky in a win over the Chicago Bears.

" Tabor said of his expanding role. "You get to do a little bit of everything. It fits my skill set.","I like it

A healthy inactive for four of the Lions' six games before the bye,Lions coach Jim Caldwell said recently.,Authentic Johnathan Hankins Jersey, Tabor has earned playing time with the progress he's shown in practice

Against the Bears,, Nevin Lawson and D.J. Hayden have rotated at the position., the Lions even gave Tabor one series at right cornerback opposite Darius Slay in their nickel defense. Typically

and Tabor was drafted with one eye on 2018 — Tabor has been a solid contributor to the Lions secondary.,While the Lions need to see what they have in Tabor heading into the off-season — both Lawson and Hayden will be free agents in March

he was kicking himself after the game for the fourth-quarter sack he missed on Keenum.,On Thursday

"Coach dialed it up perfectly," Tabor said. "That was great coaching. That falls strictly on me

The Lions had just pulled within four points and had the Vikings in a third-and-4 situation at their own 27 when Tabor came with a blitz from just inside the right numbers.

but Keenum faked right then took a step to his left as Tabor spun off the Vikings quarterback with his right arm.,He split right tackle Rashod Hill and right guard Joe Berger as the Vikings slid protection the opposite way

Keenum completed a 10-yard pass to Adam Thielen to extend the drive,womens Matthias Farley Jersey, the missed sack cost the Lions a chance to build off the momentum they seemed to have seized one series earlier., and though the Vikings eventually punted

saying that was a point where the game still "could have went either way.",Tabor acknowledged the missed opportunity after the game

"I was close, I just got to come under control, that’s it."," he said. "I was going too fast. I just got to come under control

Caldwell said if new defensive end Dwight Freeney had played Thursday, it would have been "the shortest turnaround that anybody has ever had.", less than 24 hours after the Lions claimed him off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks

" Caldwell said.,"He’ll be ready next week

Freeney, 37,womens Jabaal Sheard Jersey, and is expected to play as a situational pass rusher for the Lions.,womens Johnathan Hankins Jersey,womens Al Woods Jersey, had three sacks in four games with the Seahawks after signing in October

Tabor had one tackle and missed a fourth-quarter sack on Case Keenum in Thursday's 30-23 loss to the Minnesota Vikings; last week he had two pressures on rookie Mitchell Trubisky in a win over the Chicago Bears.

" Tabor said of his expanding role. "You get to do a little bit of everything. It fits my skill set.",Authentic Jon Bostic Jersey,Authentic Rigoberto Sanchez Jersey,"I like it

A healthy inactive for four of the Lions' six games before the bye, Lions coach Jim Caldwell said recently.,womens Rigoberto Sanchez Jersey, Tabor has earned playing time with the progress he's shown in practice

Against the Bears,womens Deyshawn Bond Jersey,womens Jeremy Vujnovich Jersey, Nevin Lawson and D.J. Hayden have rotated at the position., the Lions even gave Tabor one series at right cornerback opposite Darius Slay in their nickel defense. Typically

and Tabor was drafted with one eye on 2018 — Tabor has been a solid contributor to the Lions secondary.,While the Lions need to see what they have in Tabor heading into the off-season — both Lawson and Hayden will be free agents in March

he was kicking himself after the game for the fourth-quarter sack he missed on Keenum.,On Thursday

"Coach dialed it up perfectly, I just got to make the play, I just got to make that."," Tabor said. "That was great coaching. That falls strictly on me

The Lions had just pulled within four points and had the Vikings in a third-and-4 situation at their own 27 when Tabor came with a blitz from just inside the right numbers.

but Keenum faked right then took a step to his left as Tabor spun off the Vikings quarterback with his right arm.,He split right tackle Rashod Hill and right guard Joe Berger as the Vikings slid protection the opposite way

Keenum completed a 10-yard pass to Adam Thielen to extend the drive, the missed sack cost the Lions a chance to build off the momentum they seemed to have seized one series earlier., and though the Vikings eventually punted

saying that was a point where the game still "could have went either way.",Tabor acknowledged the missed opportunity after the game

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