The Jaguars are hosting cornerback Tramaine Brock on a visit, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. The Jags are expected to sign the 11th-year pro, helping them replace Rashaan Melvin following his opt-out.
Brock, long regarded as one of the league’s better slot corners, joined the Cardinals in April of last year. The deal reunited the veteran with Vance Joseph, who set out to build an experienced cornerback unit for 2019. The Cardinals dropped him in December — even though he was having a solid year — leading him to the Titans for their home stretch. With the Cardinals, Brock tallied 37 stops, two tackles for a loss, and three passes defensed across 10 games. With the Titans, he made four regular-season starts plus three starts in their memorable postseason run.
Brock was slowed somewhat by a hamstring injury last year, but he’s believed to be fully healed at this stage. In theory, he could be an upgrade over Melvin, who hasn’t truly shined since his 2017 season with the Colts. If signed, Brock will feature in Jacksonville’s new-look secondary, a unit without Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye. He’ll join D.J. Hayden and promising first-round pick C.J. Henderson in the revamped group.