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Two of the eight veterans designated as franchise players by their respective teams have already decided to sign their tender offers. Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer and Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton will soon be inking one-year contracts with their respective teams, agent Jordan Woy said Friday afternoon in a Twitter posting. Spencer was tagged for a second consecutive year by the Cowboys after notching 11 sacks in 2012. Set to earn $10.6 million this season, Spencer will be converting to defensive end in the 4-3 scheme being installed by new coordinator Monte Kiffin. Melton is coming off his best season with the Bears, emerging as one of the NFL's top interior pass rushers. His franchise-tag salary will be $8.5 million. The other six franchise players are Miami defensive tackle Randy Starks, Indianapolis punter Pat McAfee, Denver left tackle Ryan Clady, Cincinnati defensive end Michael Johnson, Buffalo safety Jairus Byrd and Kansas City left tackle B...
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