CB Tramaine Brock visits Jaguars, likely signing after Rashaan Melvin’s opt-out
Veteran CB Tramaine Brock, who mostly recently played for the #Titans, is visiting the #Jaguars, source said. If all goes well, he should sign. Back for an 11th season, Brock would the void left by CB Rashaan Melvin’s opt-out due to COVID-19 concerns.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 9, 2020
Brock, 31, started just 16 games over the last three seasons, 11 of those coming in 2019 during stints with the Tennessee Titans and Arizona Cardinals. Despite having a specular season with the Cardinals in 2019, they release him in December; however, he was quickly picked up by the Titans.
Brock played an integral role with the Titans last season, as they were dealing with injuries in the secondary to Malcolm Butler and Adoree’ Jackson. Brock recorded 13 tackles and four pass deflections in four games. He’ll be entering the 2020 season with 56 starts, 262 total tackles, and 11 interceptions throughout his career.
If the Jaguars do sign him this season, he’ll bring in a veteran presence that the Jaguars desperately need at the cornerback position, which currently consists of two third-year players and three rookies. Furthermore, he’ll be a great replacement for Rashaan Melvin following his opt-out.
First-round rookie C.J. Henderson and third-year player Tre Herndon are expected to start, so Brock will likely compete for a depth role at the cornerback position. Nevertheless, the Jaguars had one of the worst defenses in the league last season, allowing 236.1 passing yards per game. Additionally, they allowed 139.3 rushing yards per game, which was ranked 28th in the league. They’ll certainly need to change things around this season if they’re hoping to make the playoffs.
The Jaguars first regular-season game is scheduled to be on Sept. 13 against the Indianapolis Colts.