The Oakland Raiders have been quite busy in free agency. The latest activity, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, is the expected signing of cornerback Rashaan Melvin.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2018
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the deal is for one year and $6.5 million.
Melvin spent the past two seasons in Indianapolis, recording 96 combined tackles and 20 defended passes in the process. He also tallied a career-high three interceptions in acting as the Colts’ best cornerback last season.
The 28-year-old corner will make a nice addition to a Raiders pass defense that gave up the seventh-most yards as well as 24 passing touchdowns in 2017.
Oakland had previously added veterans Doug Martin, Jordy Nelson and Tahir Whitehead, to name a few, to the mix in free agency.