Marrone on Melvin: ‘He’s an experienced player and has produced at a high level in this league’

The Jacksonville Jaguars agreed to terms with seventh-year CB Rashaan Melvin, the team announced today.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Melvin signed a one-year, $2.25 million deal with the Jaguars.

Melvin, 30, has appeared in 64 career games with 40 starts. He has played for Baltimore (2014-15), New England (2015), Indianapolis (2016-17), Oakland (2018), and Detroit (2019) and has totaled 242 career tackles, 41 passes defensed, four INTs and three forced fumbles.

Melvin played in 13 games (12 starts) for the Lions in 2019 and recorded a career-high 68 tackles and 11 passes defensed.

“We’re really excited to add Rashaan to our secondary as he’ll compete at the outside cornerback position,” said Head Coach Doug Marrone. “He’s an experienced player and has produced at a high level in this league. He has good size and speed and does a great job of competing play-in and play-out and challenging the receiver at the catch. We’re excited to add him to our roster.”

Jacksonville’s secondary will look a little different in 2020. Gone are corners Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye, and as Marrone stated, Melvin will be in the mix for one of the starting corner spots for the Jaguars next season.

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