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Dolphins add free agent CB Rashaan Melvin, activate McCain

The Miami Dolphins swear their cornerback situation is fine, thanks.

And so today they held cornerback tryouts, as I reported on twitter. And now they've signed cornerback Rashaan Melvin.

To make room for Melvin on the 90-man roster, the team has waived tight end Jake Stoneburner. The team also activated cornerback Bobby McCain from the physically unable to perform list.

Melvin joins the Dolphins after spending the 2015 season with the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots. He played in nine games – eight for New England and one for Baltimore – and totaled five tackles (three solo) in 2015.

Melvin played in three gamess and started two for the Ravens in 2014. He originally entered the league as an undrafted college free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013 and briefly spent time on the Dolphins practice squad in 2014. Melvin played collegiately at Northern Illinois.

Melvin has had his moments, getting the starts mentioned above. He's also been victimized.

He was lit up by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in a January 2015 playoff game. Melvin gave up 14 catches for 210 yards and two touchdowns on 18 passes in his coverage in that game. New England won the game, 35-31.

McCain missed the first two days of training camp on PUP after he failed to complete his conditioning test. He completed it Saturday morning. McCain is expected to compete for the starting nickel job (slot cornerback) job with Michael Thomas.

Melvin will play outside.