Nixon with the Denver Broncos
|No. 40 – Kansas City Chiefs|
|Date of birth:||February 7, 1991|
|Place of birth:||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||187 lb (85 kg)|
|High school:||Southern University Lab HS|
|NFL Draft:||2015 / Round: 7 / Pick: 251|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Roster status:||Practice squad|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2016|
Taurean Ellis Nixon (born February 7, 1991) is an American football cornerback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the seventh round of 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tulane University.
The Denver Broncos selected Nixon in the seventh round with the 251st overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. On May 15, 2015, Nixon signed a four-year contract. On September 6, 2015, Nixon was signed to the practice squad. On January 19, 2016, Nixon was promoted to the active roster. 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. Nixon was inactive for the game.
On September 3, 2016, Nixon was waived by the Broncos and was signed to their practice squad the next day. He was promoted to the active roster on November 5, 2016. He was waived by the Broncos on November 21, 2016 and was re-signed to the practice squad. He was promoted back to the active roster on December 28, 2016.
On June 14, 2017, Nixon was waived by the Broncos.
On June 15, 2017, Nixon was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was waived/injured by the Jaguars on July 31, 2017 and was placed on injured reserve. He was waived on August 8, 2017.
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