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Tag in play for Bears, Melton on Monday

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by johnnyd, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. johnnyd

    johnnyd Active Member

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    The Chicago Bears can play tag with Henry Melton beginning on Monday, a measure that would ensure the defensive tackle remains in place for 2013.
    NFL teams have from Monday through March 4, a 15-day window, to apply the franchise tag in advance of free agency and the start of the new league year on March 12. Barring a multi-year contract for Melton, it seems like a good bet general manager Phil Emery will elect to use the franchise tag for the second consecutive year after applying it to running back Matt Forte in 2012. Doing so could lock up nearly one-third of the team’s salary cap in four defensive stars, though.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sport...ars-news-henry-melton-20130215,0,682766.story
  2. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    Would love for them not to do it, but I'm sure they will.
  3. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    if we only got spencer re-signed and brought in only one FA, Melton would be a good haul and free us up in the draft to focus heavy OL.
  4. lwehlers

    lwehlers Well-Known Member

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    melton is not going to be a cowboy. we need to move on and look at other players that fit this new defense.
  5. the_h0wey

    the_h0wey Well-Known Member

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    It's a shame it appears he will be franchised.

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