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TEAMS: Chicago Bears
The Bears are fiscally good position hovering around $12 million under the salary cap, but more room is needed if they want to be players in free agency. According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, there are several ways to skin a cap: 'But one way the Bears could create about $8 million in cap savings would be by converting most of defensive end Julius Peppers’ $12.9 million base salary for 2013 into a roster bonus, then adding two “dummy years” to his deal, which is set to expire in 2015. By doing so, the Bears could almost cut his $16.38 million cap number in half, depending on structure, then spread some of the hit into 2016 or 2017, when the salary cap could increase. The Bears also could create significant cap space by signing a couple of players to extensions. The most obvious candidates are cornerbacks Charles Tillman ($8 million cap number) and Tim Jennings ($5.1 million) and kicker Robbie Gould ($2.92 million), two sources said. Extensions for those three ...

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.

Offseason Needs: Chicago Bears

1. Offensive Line If the Chicago Bears could pull it off, they would love to tear down the offensive line and start over in 2013. Even 2011 first-round pick Gabe Carimi’s job is in jeopardy, as he may be moved inside to guard in the near future. They have to come away with at least one starting lineman in free agency and another within the first three rounds of the draft. 2. Tight...

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...

Fantay Football Player Profile – Jay Cutler, QB

Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears Player Profile Height/Weight: 6-3/220 Birthdate: 4/29/1983 School: Vanderbilt FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS Year in and year out the Chicago Bears Jay Cutler is always thought of as being one of the young quarterbacks who will break out at his position. Decked out with arm strength, agility, a good sense of seeing down field and being very good at progressive...

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

Considering the team’s myriad issues along the front five, the Chicago Bears will surely be considering these interior offensive linemen in the early rounds of this year’s draft.

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 slap Melton with franchise tag

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 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.

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...

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.
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