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Henry Melton signs franchise tender

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Defensive tackle Henry Melton signed his one-year franchise tender with the Bears on Tuesday, the club said.

The move was expected.

Per the CBA, the Bears and Melton have until July 15 t0 work out a long-term contract if they choose to do so.

Melton, 26, notched 44 tackles and six sacks for the Bears in 2012. His pass-rush ability could have made him a popular free agent prospect, but the Bears moved to keep him in the fold.

The non-exclusive franchise-tag salary for defensive tackles in 2013 is $8.45 million.

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3 Responses to “Henry Melton signs franchise tender”
  1. butthatmakestoomuchsense says: Mar 12, 2013 6:56 PM

    Since Melton signed the deal does it automatically become a one year, guaranteed deal $8.45 million?

  2. flavordave says: Mar 12, 2013 7:15 PM

    Bears are signing players. But none that will match the Eagles. We will dominate with Chips intricate philosophy and gameplans.

  3. ephillips122 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:00 PM

    It’s a guaranteed one year salary, unless they reach a long-term deal.

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