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It’s been two months since Henry Melton signed his $8.5 million franchise tender, but the Chicago Bears still have yet to make any significant progress in getting a long-term deal done with their disruptive defensive tackle.
The two parties have until July 15 to get a long-term agreement in place, and it appears that they’re slowly working their way towards that goal.
“We’re just kind of talking through some things,” Melton said. “Everyone is getting set up...Read Full Story
Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton signed his franchised tag tender quickly, but the strategy could backfire on him.
Matt Forte face a similar circumstance and he refused to sign and he was rewarded with a long term deal right before training camp.
Melton is using the good faith method; however, in the NFL good faith usually means you’re getting the screws put to you.
Melton, the Bears best defensive lineman can’t holdout because signing the tag puts him under contract and any...Read Full Story
The Chicago Bears have placed the franchise tag on defensive tackle Henry Melton, reports the Chicago Sun-Times and confirmed by the team Friday.
Melton, 26, in his last two seasons, had 13 sacks, and will make reportedly $8.45 million for the 2013 season if the team used the non-exclusive tag on him.
Melton appears ok with the decision and hopes for a long-term deal in the future.
Good to be a Bear for another year hopefully we can get a long-term deal done soon! #BearDown...Read Full Story
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