Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Podcast: Schefter talks Bears, Melton
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter joined "The Carmen, Jurko & Harry Show" and speculated as to what the Chicago Bears' offseason moves might be in regard to 26-year-old defensive tackle Henry Melton, who had six sacks last season.
"I would expect that they end up tagging Henry Melton in the end if they can't get a long-term deal done, and I think they will try to get a long-term deal done with him," Schefter said. "But I think when you're looking at a defensive tackle at that age with those pass-rush skills you can't risk losing him.
"So I think the franchise tag number for Henry Melton is above $8 million per year. And I would expect Henry Melton will be back in Chicago whether that's on a long-term contract or whether it's on the franchise tag, but they're not going to let Henry Melton get away."