Found March 01, 2013 on NFL Trade Rumors:
PLAYERS: Henry Melton
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
Sean Jenson reports that the Chicago Bears have informed DT Henry Melton that he’ll be franchised before Monday’s deadline. Melton will receive a one-year deal worth a guaranteed $8.45 million. “It just feels good to be thought of so highly,” Melton told the Chicago Sun-Times. “Been a long road and now just want to get a long term deal done and remain a Bear for years to come.” Melton, 26, has quickly become one of the league’s best interior pass rushers. The Bears have said that they would like to work out a long-term extension, so I’m sure we’ll hear more regarding an extension in the coming weeks. We have Melton listed as the No. 5 best available player in our Top 50 Free Agents list . The post Report: Bears Have Informed DT Henry Melton That He’ll Be Franchised appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.

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