Melton was released by the Broncos on Friday, Mike Klis of 104.3 The Fan reports.
Melton injured his knee in the first half of Thursday's preseason finale against the Cardinals, but was able to return to the contest in the second half. He figured to be a long shot to make the final roster, as he was fourth on the depth chart for the right defensive end position.
There was a scary moment towards the end of the first half that resulted in Melton getting carted back to the locker room, but after getting treatment at halftime, he got back on the field for the first series of the third quarter. Melton projects as a depth option on the right side of the line for Denver this season.
Melton agreed to a contract with the Broncos on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.
Melton is coming off a 2015 campaign with the Buccaneers, where he posted 30 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble over sixteen games. He'll join the Broncos and should add some much-needed depth on a defensive line that has suffered through multiple injuries throughout the start of training camp and into the preseason.
|P2||8/19/17||@ SF||10:00 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|7||10/22/17||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
|8||10/30/17||@ KC||8:30 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|15||12/14/17||@ IND||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||30||18.0||12||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0||1||0||2||0||2||0|