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Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton and the team have until Monday to get a long-term deal. He says there have been discussions both parties but nothing substantial. He has already signed his one-year offer for a guaranteed $8.45 million. Melton isn’t worried about a deal getting done, he wants to go out and prove the team should sign him long-term. “I can only control what I can control, and that’s my performance on the field,” Melton said, via Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune. “It’s kind of like when you have strong feelings for a place, you want to stay there long term. Of course you want to get something done, but it’s pretty much out of my hands.” “Some guys get money and stop caring about their performance. That’s not in my blood,” Melton said. “I’m a competitor in everything, don’t back down to anything. I’ve always felt like I’ve had to play like I have something to prove, regardless of the circumstances.”
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