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Lions rookie CB Teez Tabor has a hamstring injury

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Detroit Lions rookie CB Teez Tabor, who played his college ball at Florida, has an injured hamstring, according to Detroit Lions senior writer Tim Twentyman. However, he doesn’t think it will be a long-lasting issue and fully expects to be 100 percent when the team gets to the beginning of training camp.

This is not the first time hamstring issues have held him back. He ran a 4.77 in the 40-yard-dash, and his stock dropped. He said later that he had hurt his hamstring right before the Combine. He wasn’t completely ready to go when it was time to run, but he wanted to give it a shot anyway. The slow time, he said, was a result of the injury. Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, he said:

“Teams have been shocked that I ran that slow, because they know I don’t play slow — they watch the film. It’s ridiculous. I just want to let everyone know what was going on … I just wanted to compete … I’m not the type to make excuses. I just wanted to show teams what I’m about. I probably went about it the wrong way, trying to be a knucklehead … I was trying to be a tough guy because that’s how I am. I was afraid if I didn’t run, people would think I’m soft. Then I went out during a workout with the Lions and pulled it even worse. They’re the only team that really knows. It’s still bad now. I probably won’t even start running against for three weeks.”

Speed questions have haunted him ever since, and continue to do so, but Twentyman wrote:

“Tabor said questions about his speed are extra motivation for him ‘we will re-visit this topic a couple years down the line.’ ”

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