Raiders Rumors: Former Colts CB Rashaan Melvin Visiting And In Discussions With Oakland

The Raiders rumors are full steam ahead after a crazy day for Oakland Raiders fans where the team signed wide receiver Jordy Nelson, running back Doug Martin, and cut wide receiver Michael Crabtree. The Raiders need help at the cornerback position after cutting cornerbacks David Amerson, Sean Smith and losing cornerback T.J. Carrie to free agency. Oakland was rumored to be a favorite for Trumaine Johnson, but he signed with the Jets. So, what is the next move for the Raiders and will they sign a cornerback to boost their secondary?

Subscribe: Raiders Report by Chat Sports on YouTube

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Raiders are "in discussions" with free agent cornerback Rashaan Melvin. In terms of the cornerback free agent market, Melvin is probably the top corner remaining. Melvin had a solid year in 2017 with the Indianapolis Colts despite only playing 10 games. He racked up 36 tackles, 13 passes defended and three interceptions.

Melvin played in 25 games with Indianapolis over the last two seasons before ending 2017 on injured reserve with a hand injury. The Raiders aren't the only team interested in Melvin, the Green Bay Packers are also interested.

Melvin is visiting with the Raiders on Friday, so he may be signing a deal soon.

Stick with us in the Chat Sports app or follow Oakland Raiders by Chat Sports on Facebook to be the 1st to know every breaking story and all the rumors on the Oakland Raiders

FOLLOW: Mitchell Renz is the Senior Writer & On-Air Host at Chat Sports. Check out his article archive and live videos on Chat Sports Facebook page. Please follow him on Twitter @MitchellRenz365. 

Back to the Las Vegas Raiders Newsfeed

Related Topics: Latest Raiders News, Latest Raiders Rumors, 2018 Raiders Free Agency, 2018 Raiders Free Agent Targets, Raiders Rumors, Oakland Raiders News, Rashaan Melvin, Raiders News, Oakland Raiders Rumors