FOXBOROUGH, Mass. –The New England Patriots announced that they have placed T Nate Solder on injured reserve due to an injury suffered in the win at Dallas last Sunday. In addition, the Patriots announced that they claimed CB Rashaan Melvin off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens.
Melvin, 26, played in one of Baltimore's first four games in 2015 before being released on Oct. 13. The 6-foot-2, 193-pounder, originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Tampa Bay out of Northern Illinois on May 2, 2013. He made the Tampa Bay 53-man roster as a rookie but did not play in any games that season. Melvin was with Tampa Bay for the first three games of the 2014 season before being released and signing with the Miami practice squad. He was signed by Baltimore from the Miami practice squad on Nov. 8, 2014, and played in three games with two starts in the regular season and two starts in the postseason.