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Indianapolis Colts sign CB Rashaan Melvin, waive QB Stephen Morris

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Indianapolis Colts sign CB Rashaan Melvin, waive QB Stephen Morris
Former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Stephen Morris (6) hands off to running back Bernard Pierce (30) in the first quarter against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C. on September 3, 2015. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

The Indianapolis Colts signed free agent cornerback Rashaan Melvin and waived quarterback Stephen Morris on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-2, 193-pound Melvin has played in 12 career NFL games (two starts) and totaled 21 tackles, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and two special teams stops with the New England Patriots (2015) and Baltimore Ravens (2014-15). Melvin has also seen action in two postseason contests (two starts) and tallied 18 tackles. In 2015, Melvin saw action in nine games for the Patriots and Ravens, recording four tackles and two special teams stops.

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Melvin spent time with the Miami Dolphins during training camp before being waived during final cuts on Sept. 3. He originally signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2013 out of Northern Illinois.

The 6-2, 218-pound Morris was behind Andrew Luck and Scott Tolzien on the Colts' depth chart. He was signed to the Colts' 53-man roster off of the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad on Dec. 24. In 2014, Morris spent most of his rookie season on the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad before being elevated to the 53-man roster for the last two weeks of the season. He originally signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2014 out of Miami (Fla).

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