Melvin agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Lions on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Melvin spent last season with the Raiders, appearing in 14 games (seven starts) and accumulating 56 tackles and one interception. The 29-year-old cornerback will look to carve out a role for himself in Detroit's secondary for 2019.
Melvin is set to visit with the Lions on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Melvin appeared in 14 games with the Raiders last season, including seven starts while notching 56 tackles and one interception. The 29-year-old veteran could earn a depth role in Detroit's secondary for 2019.
Melvin registered a team-high 12 tackles (11 solo) Monday in the Raiders' 27-13 win over the Broncos. It was a rather anomalous tackle output for the cornerback, who had recorded more than four stops on only two other occasions this season. As a result, he's probably not worth considering as an IDP option in Week 17 in Kansas City, with safeties Karl Joseph, Marcus Gilchrist and Erik Harris looking like more appealing options among the Oakland secondary players.
Melvin (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's game against the 49ers, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports. Melvin remains inactive even in the wake of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's retirement, and he'll miss his second consecutive game of the season as result. Daryl Worley will draw the start at left cornerback against San Francisco during Thursday Night Football.
Melvin (coach's decision) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Colts, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Veteran defensive backs Rashaan Melvin and Reggie Nelson have been benched for Week 8 by coach Jon Gruden. Melvin was on the field for just seven defensive snaps during the Raiders' Week 6 loss to the Seahawks, so Gareon Conley could be in line for additional work behind Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Daryl Worley at cornerback.
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