Ex-Lions CB Melvin signs 1-year deal with Jags

Former Detroit Lions cornerback Rashaan Melvin has signed a one-year, $2.25 million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday.

This will be the sixth team in eight seasons for Melvin, who provides depth for the Jaguars in the defensive backfield and will compete on the outside with Tre Herndon and Darqueze Dennard.

The 30-year-old Melvin signed a one-year contract with Detroit in March and won the starting job opposite Darius Slay by the start of the season. He defended 11 passes but had no interceptions in 12 starts for Detroit, making a career-high 68 tackles.

Melvin has bounced around the NFL since signing as an undrafted free agent with Tampa Bay in 2013. He spent two seasons with the Colts in 2016 and ’17, starting 19 games and having a career-high three interceptions and 13 passes defended in 2017.

He signed with Oakland in 2018, starting seven games and intercepting one pass before signing with the Lions last offseason.

ESPN’s Michael Rothstein and Michael DiRocco contributed to this report.

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