Projected Roles for Buccaneers Free Agent Signees

View image | gettyimages.com In 2014, the Bucs signed head coach Lovie Smith and shortly after, the Bucs became busy in free agency. The Bucs signed players such as Josh McCown, Michael Johnson, and Anthony Collins and all three were released by the Bucs after only one season in Tampa Bay. The begin of the Lovie Smith era showed a ton of promise, but the reward was a 2-14 season...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Ink Sterling Moore

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made another cost-efficient signing Thursday, as the team agreed to terms with cornerback Sterling Moore, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The signing also marks the third former Dallas Cowboy to be brought on by the Bucs, joining defensive tackle Henry Melton and linebacker Bruce Carter. That can be attributed to the connection between Dallas defensive...
Via Pro Football Spot
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Melton, Conte know they have lots to prove

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers appeared as if they simply bypassed the first wave of free agency and went right into the second (maybe third?) wave after signing defensive tackle Henry Melton and safety Chris Conte on Thursday.  Both talked about what influenced their decisions in signing with the Bucs. It was Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith. “Yeah, I mean, me and Lovie, he brought...
Via The Bay Cave
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys close to losing sixth player of free agency

The Dallas Cowboys have lost another free agent with defensive tackle Henry Melton joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and they are close to losing a sixth. Running back DeMarco Murray is headed to Philadelphia and is expected to sign with the Eagles. Murray led the NFL in rushing with 1,845 yards on 392 carries in 2014. He also scored 13 touchdowns and set career highs in...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers, ex-Cowboys DT Melton agree to deal

As the Dallas Cowboys try to persuade DeMarco Murray into re-signing, their defense continues to lose key pieces. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and free-agent defensive tackle Henry Melton agreed to terms on a deal Thursday, as first reported by FOX Sports 1 NFL Insider Peter Scrhager. The deal is reportedly for one year. Melton played in all 16 games for the Cowboys last season and had...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Henry Melton signs with Buccaneers

Free agent defensive tackle Henry Melton has signed on with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Melton, 28, spent last season with the Dallas Cowboys rebuilding his value and now is reunited with Lovie Smith with whom he played under during his time with the Chicago Bears. The Buccaneers will pair Melton up with Gerald McCoy and Clinton McDonald giving them an improved pass rush. Melton played...
Via Tireball.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Buccaneers Finalizing An Agreement With DT Henry Melton

Rich Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Buccaneers are finalizing an agreement with free agent DT Henry Melton. Stroud adds that the deal should be finalized later today. The Cowboys declined to pick up Melton’s three-year option last month, which came as no surprise, as it would have guaranteed him $9 million for the 2015 season. Last year, he was ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys won’t resign Melton but sign others

Henry Melton’s option on his contract has not been picked up by the Dallas Cowboys. Melton was a free agent pickup last season after spending four seasons with the Chicago Bears. Melton was mainly used as a pass-rush specialist. The Cowboys felt like bringing back Melton for just a limited role at the price he would have garnered, didn’t seem practical. He would have made over...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Vindicated As Cowboys Cut Henry Melton

For all the flak the Chicago Bears have been getting lately for their draft maneuvering, and deservedly so, it’s fair to say they’ve made at least one or two heady roster decisions over the past year.  One that took a little while to provide vindication was letting Henry Melton go. At the time it seemed like a bad gamble.  Melton was their best interior pass rusher but was...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys To Decide On Henry Melton’s Option By Sunday

According to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas, the Cowboys will have to let DT Henry Melton know by Sunday if they plan to pick up his three-year option. Doing so would guarantee Melton $9 million for the 2015 season, which is a lot of money for team like the Cowboys, who have a limited amount of cap space and some notable free agents to address. If Dallas ultimately decides to...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys get bad news before playoffs begin, DT Melton out

  Dallas defensive tackle Henry Melton will miss the playoffs because of a right knee injury sustained in the regular-season finale at Washington. Melton, who missed most of last season in Chicago with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a bruised right knee. Dallas replaced Melton by signing linebacker James Anderson, a...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Leg Injury Could Keep Cowboys DT Henry Melton Out Of Playoffs

  Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, citing sources, reports that Cowboys DT Henry Melton sustained a leg injury that could keep him out of the playoffs. Rapoport adds that an MRI is scheduled for Monday, but the injury is considered serious even without the results. Losing Melton would be a major blow to the Cowboys front four. Defensive Coordinator Rod Marinelli’s defense relies...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Melton and Free be with Cowboys in 2015?

After this week the Cowboys will be 1/4 through the season, and there are rumblings that Henry Melton is not looking like the player we had hoped he would be. Melton is coming off an ACL injury he had in Sept. 23, 2013 and his surgery from Oct. 10, 2013. It’s been said a player usually takes a full year to be recovered and another to be in their previous form, so almost a 2-year...
Via CowboysBlog.Net
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys' Melton practically begging more Cowboys fans to come to game on Sunday

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton would really like to see some more fans at Jerry World this Sunday night for the Cowboys showdown against the New Orleans Saints. Melton doesn't want a stadium filled with just any 'ol fans or oblivious Londoners and especially not Saints fans -- he wants to see more navy, silver and white. Melton said (via DallasCowboys.com): "I just...
Via Fox Sports
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

DT Henry Melton Practices Tuesday

After much anticipation, recently-signed defensive tackle Henry Melton practiced on Tuesday, prompting Rowan Kavner of DallasCowboys.com to proclaim “part of the defensive cavalry is making a return.” Melton is expected to be a starter in defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli’s defense. His role will be as a 3-technique tackle primarily focused on pass-rushing (ie: filling the...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

DT Henry Melton Will Not Play Against Miami

Cowboys Vice President Stephen Jones says DT Henry Melton will not play against Miami. This marks the third straight preseason game Melton has missed. Melton is still expected to play in the regular season opener against the San Francisco 49ers. The post DT Henry Melton Will Not Play Against Miami appeared first on Cowboys Addicts.
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Dallas Cowboys may have lost another linebacker for 2014 season

When it rains it pours, and right now the Dallas Cowboys defense is suffering from a veritable flood of injuries. Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will miss at least the first eight weeks of the regular season, inside linebacker Sean Lee will not play at all this year after tearing his ACL, Henry Melton is hobbled with a groin issue, it just goes on and on. Check out this chart that...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys Injury Update: Henry Melton Strains Groin

Henry Melton has been having a really good training camp so far, going toe to toe with 1st round pick Zack Martin The post Cowboys Injury Update: Henry Melton Strains Groin appeared first on Dallas Cowboys Nation.
Via Blue Star Times
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Henry Melton and Tyrone Crawford must anchor Cowboys’ defense.

Dallas, TX - As preseason is finally here and pretty soon these Cowboys will be suiting up to face the San Francisco 49er’s in week one, only one thought keeps popping in my head. Who is going to be the guy(s) for this defense? After the loss of DeMarcus Lawrence for the near future, it just seems as though folks are folding up the tents and leaving the park. However, if you thought...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Henry Melton, Back in the Fray

Hello all my fellow Cowboys Faithful! My name’s Mike and I’m new to DCN. I’m just like you – a quite avid The post Henry Melton, Back in the Fray appeared first on Dallas Cowboys Nation.
Via Blue Star Times
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys Injury Update: Henry Melton ready for training camp

Because of the torn ACL of Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee during mini camp, it's now crucial for linebacker Henry Melton to be on the field this season.#161468814 / gettyimages.comAccording to a Pro Football Talk article, Henry Melton will be cleared to play after he also tore his ACL last season. Melton is a key part of a defense that has struggled the past three years, as the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys’ Quotable’s : Melton cleared, Romo ready to put back on burner

Dallas, TX - The Dallas Cowboys officially opened for Training Camp today and it seems as though optimism is coming through in waves. This is the time that folks put their best foot forward and build the team chemistry and camaraderie that according to NFL.com the Cowboys definitely need. We all know I feel about that talk so we move on. One thing has now become certain, Henry Melton...
Via cover32 - Cowboys
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Henry Melton should be ready for training camp

Henry Melton is expected to be ready for training camp. The Dallas Cowboys do not being training camp until July 24 so there is no urgency for Melton to return to the field just yet. Melton is rehabbing from a torn ACL but expects to be ready come July. “Every week I get stronger and better,” Melton said via ESPN. “We’re just focusing on getting my knee as strong as possible...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Demarcus Lawrence Pick Locks in Dallas As a Winner in the Draft

The Dallas Cowboys lost Demarcus Ware this off-season, and they had one of the worst defenses in NFL history last season, so obviously the Cowboys.  They need a 4-3 Defensive End to finish up their defensive line.  The re-signing of Anthony Spencer filled in one side of the Defensive line and Henry Melton will help in the middle, but they still need a guy to man down the other...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys: Why drafting a defensive tackle is biggest need

Henry Melton For the Dallas Cowboys, no position group has been hit harder this offseason than the defensive line. Two of their best players–not just linemen, mind you, but players–are gone, DeMarcus Ware to the Broncos and Jason Hatcher to the hated Redskins. That’s why drafting a defensive tackle is crucial to the success of this 2014 team. It is easily Dallas’s biggest...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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