The Panthers signed Melvin to their active roster Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Melvin was elevated -- for the second time -- to the active roster ahead of Thursday's contest against the Texans, and he did enough to earn a spot on the 53-man roster. The 31-year-old will operate as a depth option while Jaycee Horn (foot) remains sidelined. The Panthers also executed a trade to acquire CJ Henderson, so Melvin's role may decrease slightly when the newcomer gets fully acclimated to Carolina's defensive schemes.
Melvin reverted to the Panthers' practice squad Friday. Melvin was elevated from the practice squad for Thursday's Week 3 matchup against Houston, and he recorded four tackles (three solo) while playing 29 defensive snaps. Although the 31-year-old will head back to the practice squad for now, he'll be an option to serve as depth in the secondary since Jaycee Horn (foot) is expected to miss several months.
The Panthers are elevating Melvin from the practice squad for Thursday's contest against the Texans, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports. Melvin has now reached the two-time season limit for standard elevations from the practice squad, meaning the Panthers will have to sign him to the 53-man roster if he's to log any more appearances.
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.
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