Found March 01, 2013 on Bears Claws:
PLAYERS: Henry Melton
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
Facing a looming Monday deadline, the Chicago Bears applied the franchise tag to Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton late Friday. The move allows the Bears and Melton’s agent to continue to work toward a long-term deal, something both sides want. It also virtually removes Melton from the free agent pool set to begin on March 12, where he would [...]

Bears put franchise tag on Henry Melton

The Chicago Bears have placed a franchise tag on Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton. In a statement Friday, General Manager Phil Emery said Melton has been a good player for the Bears and the team is using the franchise tag ''so his development continues as a Bear.'' Emery said the team will work with Melton to reach a multi-year agreement. The deadline for...

Bears use their franchise tag on Henry Melton

According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bears have placed the franchise tag on defensive tackle Henry Melton. #Bears confirm that they have placed the franchise tag on Pro Bowl defensive tackle @henmel. — Sean Jensen (@seankjensen) March 2, 2013 Melton put together 44 tackles, 6 sacks and 2 forced fumbles in 2012.     Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {};...

Bears tag Henry Melton

The Chicago Bears have tagged Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton, paying him more than $8 million in 2013, unless the two sides can reach a long-term agreement.

Bears tag pass rusher Henry Melton

The Chicago Bears have placed the franchise tag on defensive tackle Henry Melton, reports the Chicago Sun-Times and confirmed by the team Friday.

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Bears Draft Prospects: G/C (Rounds 1-3)

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Bears now in a salary cap bind

By placing the franchise tag on Henry Melton, the Bears are now pressed up against the salary cap, meaning Phil Emery and Cliff Stein have to get creative in finding ways to clear up cap space.

Former Bears QB Jim Miller remarks? insensitive? Deadspin blowing them out of proportion?

Former Chicago Bears QB Jim Miller came under fire from Deadspin. Here’s the original Deadspin article attacking Miller, from which the author did later admit he should have written differently. Today, the former Bears QB Jim Miller is an analyst for Comcast SportsNet during football season. Therefore, he should know better and be more politically correct in what he said. Then...

Henry Melton and Jairus Byrd among players given the franchise tag

The NFL franchise tag business was slow to open its doors in 2013. When it did, players such as the Chicago Bears Henry Melton  were given the designation. We are often asked about what the terms associated with the franchise tag mean at this time of the year.   After this recap of who has been tagged thus far, there is a in-depth explanation on how the franchise tag process...
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