The Detroit Lions have attracted in another cornerback with the capability to start, reaching a deal with Rashaan Melvin to a one-year, $3.5 million deal, ” a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Melvin is yet another addition to come with a fresh England pedigree, having played under former Patriots defensive coordinator and current Lions head coach Matt Patricia in 2015.
Melvin has played in 51 career games between Miami, Baltimore, New England, Indianapolis and Oakland, where he played last season.
The 29-year-old was primarily a starter the past few seasons between Indianapolis and the Raiders. He had a career-best 3 interceptions using the Colts in 2017 and had just one interception last year.
He could be Detroit’s replacement for Nevin Lawson, who signed Oakland earlier this week after being released only before free service.