Jaguars Announce CB Rashaan Melvin Has Opted Out


The Jaguars announced on Thursday that CB Rashaan Melvin has opted out of the 2020 season. 

Melvin had signed with Jacksonville as a free agent this offseason after spending 2019 with the Lions. 

Melvin, 30, originally signed on with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Illinois back in 2013. He has played for a few teams since the Buccaneers cut him loose at the start of the 2014 season including the Dolphins, Ravens and Patriots.

The Raider signed Melvin to a one-year, $6.5 million contract for the 2018 and he took another one-year deal a year later with the Lions worth $3.5 million. In 2020, he signed a one-year, $2.25 million deal with the Jaguars. 

In 2019, Melvin appeared in 13 games for the Lions and recorded 68 tackles, no interceptions and 11 passes defended. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 88 cornerback out of 113 qualifying players.

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