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As his father battles prostate cancer, Ravens cornerback Rashaan Melvin keeps fighting

As his father battles prostate cancer, Ravens cornerback Rashaan Melvin keeps fighting

When he lines up in press coverage, Ravens cornerback Rashaan Melvin tucks in his elbows tightly and balls his hands into fists. It's a style of play built around invading wide receivers' territory at the line of scrimage. Although inexperienced, with just four career appearances and three starts this season, the 6-foot-3, 193-pound Melvin doesn't lack for aggressiveness. He plays with a bold, hard-hitting approach despite a lack of bulk, refusing to play it safe and concede ground to receivers. His lanky build and fierce attitude have drawn comparisons by teammates to those of former Ravens cornerback Cary Williams. It's a combative manner Melvin can trace back to...

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