Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Rashaan Melvin has opted out for the 2020 NFL season.
#Jaguars CB Rashaan Melvin has informed the club that he is voluntarily opting out for the 2020 season.— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) August 6, 2020
The deadline for players to opt out of the 2020 season is this afternoon at 4 p.m. ET.
Melvin signed earlier this offseason with a 1-year, $2.25 million contract.
Melvin, 30, entered the league in 2013 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Illinois. He’s played for seven different teams including the Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, Las Vegas Raiders, and most recently, the Detroit Lions.
In his seven-year career, Melvin has tallied 244 total tackles, four interceptions, and 41 passes defensed in 40 starts. According to Pro Football Focus, Melvin’s best coverage season came in 2017 as a member of the Colts. Melvin earned a coverage grade of 75.9 and tallied 10 pass breakups and three interceptions in 346 coverage snaps.