The Panthers signed Melvin to their practice squad Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. After opting out of the 2020 season, Melvin suffered a groin injury during training camp that ultimately led to his release. The Panthers have now elected to bring the 31-year-old back via a practice squad contract.
The Panthers released Melvin (groin) on Tuesday, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports. After opting out of the 2020-21 season, Melvin joined Carolina expecting to compete for a starting cornerback role. The 31-year-old injured his groin in the Panthers' preseason finale and is slated to miss time. In the end, strong cornerback play in training camp from A.J. Bouye and Keith Taylor led to Melvin getting released.
Melvin didn't return after injuring his groin during Friday's preseason contest against the Steelers, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports. Melvin's injury is worrisome for the Panthers as they are already limited at cornerback with A.J. Bouye suspended for the first two games of the season. Keith Taylor and Stantley Thomas-Oliver will likely be the primary backups if Melvin is forced to miss time.
The Panthers signed Melvin to a one-year deal Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. After being released by the Jaguars on Thursday, Melvin -- who opted out of the 2020 NFL season -- will look to secure a key role in the Panthers' secondary. The 31-year-old cornerback last suited up in 2019, when he tallied a career-high 68 tackles through 13 games with Detroit.
Melvin has opted out of the 2020 NFL season, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports. Melvin, who is coming off a 2019 campaign in which he recorded a career-high 68 tackles in 13 games with the Lions, was expected to add depth and experience to the Jaguars' cornerback corps this coming season. He becomes the team's third player to opt out, joining fellow defenders Al Woods and Lerentee McCray.
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