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Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton was one of many kids growing up who had aspirations of playing professional football.
“Since I was young, it was always my dream to play in the NFL,” Melton said in an interview with Bearsbacker.com in 2011. “My uncle, Ray Crockett played in the NFL and I grew up watching him.”
Melton was selected by the Bears in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
He spent his first two collegiate seasons (2005-2007) as a running back, rushing for 16 touchdowns. He made the switch to defensive tackle his junior season and became a full-time starter his senior season.
The Bears knew that Melton (6’3″, 295 lbs) was a tremendous talent. I don’t know if they realized how good he could really be considering how raw he was coming out of Texas.
Melton followed in the footsteps of another University of Texas star Tommie Harris. Harris was voted to three Pro Bowls as he racked up 28.5 sacks from 2004-2010 with the Bears.
In 2010, Melton appeared in all 16 game...
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Most of the news that's fit to print from week 2 of training camp:
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Veteran Chicago cornerback Kelvin Hayden will miss the entire season after tearing his left hamstring in practice.
Hayden suffered the injury at practice Saturday night at Soldier Field.
He'll need surgery and six to eight months of rehab. He'll be replaced by second-year player Isaiah Frey, a practice squad player last year. Frey is a 2012 sixth-round draft pick from Nevada...
Brad Biggs reports that Chicago Bears CB Kelvin Hayden suffered a torn hamstring during Wednesday’s practice and will be out for the entire 2013 season.
Hayden, 30, signed a one-year deal worth $905,000 back in March and was expected to provide some depth to the Bears secondary.
Last year for Chicago, Hayden tallied 37 tackles, five pass breakups, and a single interception...
Chicago Bears defensive back Kelvin Kayden will miss the 2013 season after suffering a torn hamstring the team announced on Wednesday.
Hayden's injury actually occurred on Saturday during the team's 'Family Night' practice at Soldier Field.
"Kelvin has worked so hard" safety Chris Conte said via the Bears official website. "He's been doing a great...
Key Chicago Bears defensive back Kelvin Hayden, counted on to serve as the Bears nickel back and be a core special teams player, will be lost for the season after his injured hamstring was diagnosed as torn. Surgery is imminent with a expected recovery time of between four-eight months. Hayden, who signed with the Bears prior to the 2012 season as [...]
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