Rashaan Melvin Out For The Season

October 15th, 2013

The Bucs had high hopes for undrafted rookie cornerback Rashaan Melvin, but his preseason hamstring injury never recovered. He didn’t take a regular-season snap and was placed on injured reserve today.

Cornerbacks Melvin, Danny Gorrer (groin surgery) and Michael Adams (knee surgery) were all hit with serious injuries this season. Throw in Johnthan Banks’ MRSA infection and Darrelle Revis recovering from ACL surgery, it’s been a rough year for the Bucs’ secondary.

21 Responses to “Rashaan Melvin Out For The Season”

  1. Adam L. Says:

    Damn that bench is going to be pissed.

  2. Jason77 Says:

    It’s been a rough year for the FAN’S to!!!

  3. RealityCheck Says:


  4. JonBuc Says:

    There goes the season…

  5. Tampabaybuctfan Says:

    Hope he gets another shot next year….the guy has some skills….

  6. terraj35 Says:

    Man! I thought this was our year! Lets see if Melvin can make a strong impression on the new coach next preseason.

  7. Splengo Says:

    Gorrer ready to return from temporary IR. Needed to clear a roster spot. Melvin will be back, a good find at CB.

  8. Biff Barker Says:

    Nothing is coming up roses.

  9. BigMacAttack Says:

    It is unfortunate for these guys, but again Dom’s dumpster diving only produced garbage. Imagine that, rummaging through the dumpster and coming up with nothing.

    Maybe if he drafted better in the past he wouldn’t be in this pickle.

    No real surprise here. They don’t have a coach to lead the DB’s anyway. Which dumpster did the secondary coach come from? The Sally?

  10. BigMacAttack Says:

    The Dark Side of the Force is strong.

  11. Bucfan#37 Says:

    This season has proved there are a lot Buccaneer fans who still enjoy their team, no fair weather fans here.

  12. Pete 422 Says:

    It’s just been a disastrous year. I’ve never seen so much go wrong in a season (and I grew up a Bills fan). Just one of those years.

  13. blackmagic00 Says:

    Well atleast there is next year.

  14. Deminion Says:

    Actually liked him had sum skills

  15. Cmurda Says:

    I see all the stories and posts on here but all I think about is next year’s draft. Sure, I’d love to go 10-1 the rest of the way and get into the playoffs but come on… That’s not happening. So, as I ponder the draft, I keep coming back to one question. Do we go Qb or elsewhere in round 1? Glennon has been pretty impressive and if he continues to show promise, its a tough question to deal with. I honestly wouldnt mind drafting a stud QB even if Glennon shows well. With our misses as an organization at Qb and the fact that we have a solid group of WR’s, I just wouldnt mind upping our chances of finally getting our franchise guy.

  16. Jeb Buc Says:

    Dumpster diving? He was a college free agent who had looked good. Going to IR isn’t the end of the world. Like others he has skills and we will see them next year.

    Drafted better? McCoy, Barron, foster, banks, Martin, Watson, David, lorig, clayborn, spence, James, Glennon and m. Williams. You get a c’mon man…

  17. Cmurda Says:

    Dom has done just fine in the draft. I dont think he has missed more than average. The problem is the most important position on the field was a major fail. It will make both Freeman apologists and Freeman haters alike sick if Freeman dominates for the Vikings if he gets the call. Schiano is trying my patience. Enough of the “almost theres”. Losing close games is a sign of getting outcoached. Schiano continues to fail that litmus test and nothing but wins matter at this point.

  18. Architek Says:

    Season been over

  19. Rob Says:

    “Dom has done just fine in the draft. I dont think he has missed more than average.”

    Hate Schiano as a coach all you want, but Dom’s track record in the draft was crap until Schiano and his new coaching staff came along. That’s no coincidence.

  20. Oahubuc Says:

    We need a Rutgers guy ASAP.

  21. McBuc Says:

    LAst year was the only year shiano was involved in the draft, i am not willing to give him 100% of the credit fir his first NFL draft. Regardless, he is crap as a coach. I cannot wait to see his replacement. I hope the team goes for an established NFL guy, or if they go the college route, i hooe they go after a coaxh from a bigger program.