CB - JAC - OPT-OUT
Week 12 Outlook
Rashaan Melvin, a six-year veteran cornerback, has chosen to opt out of the 2020 season due to concerns about COVID-19.
Melvin was about to start the 2020 season playing for his seventh team in seven years but will be opting out instead. After a quiet few years to start his career, Melvin has had four interceptions and 33 passes defended since 2017.
Former Lions CB Rashaan Melvin is signing a one-year, $2.25M deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, per his agent Drew Rosenhaus.
Melvin recorded 68 tackles in 2019 with the Lions, after spending two productive seasons with the Colts in 2016 and 2017, and one with the Raiders in 2018. This will be Melvin’s sixth team in his seven years in the NFL.
Rashaan Melvin racked up nine total tackles (seven solo) during Sunday’s 35-27 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Melvin is currently fourth on the team in total tackles through Week 11. He can be left on waivers in most leagues.
Exclusive rights free agent Rashaan Melvin signed a tender offer on Tuesday, according to an article by Garrett Downing of Baltimoreravens.com. Melvin was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after going undrafted in 2013.
Melvin was on the practice squad for most of 2014 when he was added to the active roster due to the many player injuries on the team. In three games, he recorded 17 tackles and one forced fumble last season (NFL).