Melvin (hamstring/ankle) is active for Sunday's contest against San Francisco. Melvin was limited in practice throughout the week but he'll be ready to go in Week 5 and should start at the cornerback spot opposite Vontae Davis. Though his four games this season, Melvin has recorded 19 tackles and two interceptions.
Melvin is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers with hamstring and ankle injuries. Melvin wasn't able to complete a full practice during the week, so he'll head into the weekend with his status on uncertain ground. The cornerback's potential absence would be cushioned a bit by the recent return of Vontae Davis, but the Colts are still hopeful Melvin will be able to gut it out once Sunday arrives. Melvin has accrued 19 tackles to go with two interceptions and seven passes defensed through the Colts' first four contests.
Melvin had two total tackles, four passes defensed and two interceptions in Sunday's 31-28 win over Cleveland. Melvin isn't going to face a rookie quarterback every week, but he took advantage of his opportunities. Melvin has made a strong case to remain the starter even when Quincy Wilson and Vontae Davis return from injuries.
Melvin started at left cornerback and had six tackles in Sunday's loss to the Rams. Melvin and the Indy secondary struggled with Vontae Davis out with a groin injury. However, Melvin may have IDP value as he'll get plenty of chances to make tackles on a defense that struggles to get off the field.
Melvin has been getting the bulk of the first-team reps at the second cornerback spot, ahead of rookie Quincy Wilson, the Indianapolis Star reports. Melvin will battle 2017 second-round draft pick Wilson for the starting left cornerback job opposite Vontae Davis. It's early in camp, but he has a lead on the competition.