Rashaan Melvin placed on injured reserve

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Rashaan Melvin will miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced that Rashaan Melvin has been placed on season-ending injured reserve with a hamstring injury.

The rookie cornerback missed the first five games of the season after tweaking his hamstring during training camp.

The 24-year-old was able to return to practice last week but suffered a setback, ending his first season in the NFL.

Melvin appeared in all of the Buccaneers' pre-season games, making three tackles.

Quarterback Mike Glennon #8 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sets to pass against the Arizona Cardinals September 29, 2013
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