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Ravens cornerback Rashaan Melvin intent on capitalizing on opportunity
Ravens cornerback Rashaan Melvin intent on capitalizing on opportunity

When Ravens cornerback Rashaan Melvin was forced into the game last Sunday due to starting cornerback Asa Jackson suffering a season-ending knee injury, he did something different than his fellow defensive backs. Melvin lined up in press coverage almost every snap, challenging wide receivers and jamming them at the line of scrimmage. The other Ravens' corners have given receivers a lot of cushion all season, frequently allowing short receptions and guarding against deep passes. Long-armed and lanky at 6-foot-2, 193 pounds, Melvin was effective. He recorded five tackles, one for a loss, nearly intercepted a pass and successfully shadowed Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver...

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