Posts tagged "Henry Melton"

Chicago Bears first quarter report

Chicago Bears first quarter report
The Chicago Bears have finished the first quarter of their season with a 3-1 overall record, a 1-1 divisional record, a 2-0 home record and 1-1 road record. The Bears are also currently tied for first place in the NFC North with the Detroit Lions, although the Lions hold the tie-breaker after beating Chicago soundly... Read more »

Henry Melton down, but it's next man up for the Chicago Bears

Henry Melton down, but it's next man up for the Chicago Bears
And like that — *poof * — he’s gone. Henry Melton, that is. At least for one season. But a season can be an eternity, and a knee injury ain’t no kind of fun. You could see the sad truth in Melton’s eyes Sunday night. Even before an x-ray, he knew. His teammates did too,... Read more »

Chicago Bears season preview part one of two: The defense

Chicago Bears season preview part one of two: The defense
Week-1 of the National Football League season is here, and for football fans it’s often the single greatest week of the year. It brings a time of preternatural optimism for fans in just about every city, and a chance at a new start for the 32 teams around the league. The Chicago Bears, being one... Read more »
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Chicago Bears and Henry Melton "worlds apart" on long-term deal, will not come to terms

Chicago Bears and Henry Melton "worlds apart" on long-term deal, will not come to terms
The Chicago Bears technically have until 3:00 p.m. today to reach a deal with Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton, although according to multiple reports, it’s not going to happen. Melton will play the 2013 season under the $8.45M franchise tender. He will become a free agent again in 2014. According to ESPN’s John Clayton,... Read more »

Chicago Bears depth chart projection series: Defensive tackle

Chicago Bears depth chart projection series: Defensive tackle
We shift to the defensive side of the ball in our Chicago Bears depth chart projection series and take a look at the DT position: Starters Starting “under” tackle (3-Technique): Henry Melton Chicago Bears’ G.M. Phil Emery knows how important a three technique DT is to a 4-3 Cover-2 base defense. So it was no surprise... Read more »

Henry Melton critical to Chicago Bears' future success

Henry Melton critical to Chicago Bears' future success
With the franchise tag temporarily taking care of Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton’s future as a Chicago Bear, Phil Emery and the rest of the front office are setting their sights on the free agent market and next month’s NFL Draft. However, while the tag does guarantee we’ll see No. 69 in navy blue... Read more »
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Bears tag Melton, continue work toward long-term deal

Bears tag Melton, continue work toward long-term deal
The Chicago Bears used their franchise tag designation on defensive tackle Henry Melton on Friday, ensuring the 26 year-old former fourth-round draft selection remains in Chicago in 2013. Melton will be entering his fourth season with the Bears, coming off a six sack, 43 tackle, two forced fumble season—easily his best. The Bears issued a... Read more »

Tag you're it, Henry Melton

Tag you're it, Henry Melton
Monday is the first day that NFL teams can place the franchise tag on players which they want to keep but cannot come to an early contract agreement with. For the Bears, that player could very well be UFA Henry Melton. Using the tag does not prevent the Bears from eventually reaching a long-term extension... Read more »

Tough decisions ahead for Phil Emery and the Bears

Tough decisions ahead for Phil Emery and the Bears
The Chicago Bears enter the 2013 offseason with a series of decisions to make, none of which have a clear cut answer. The 10-6 record, on the outside, seems like a successful season despite missing the playoffs. But the Bears, who lost five out of six games, have failed to make the playoffs the last... Read more »
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No need for Melton, Wright to motivate the Lions

No need for Melton, Wright to motivate the Lions
The Detroit Lions may be back back in a familiar spot—last place—but there is at least one important footnote this time: the spectacular season WR Calvin Johnson is having, breaking Jerry Rice’s single-season reception yards record. The Lions have been abysmal, and they are now in a position to land another top-three pick in the upcoming... Read more »