Sep 09, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears defensive end Henry Melton (69) reacts after a play against the Indianapolis Colts during the fourth quarter at Soldier Field. Chicago defeats Indianapolis 41-21. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency Rumors: Henry Melton seeking short-term deal to prove himself


The Dallas Cowboys are visiting with Henry Melton this week and it looks like he could be signing with someone int he coming days. After visits with the Vikings, Seahawks and Bears, it appears that the interest level in Melton will lead to a deal, the only question is where and for how much.

According to the Star-Ledger, the Cowboys could end up snagging Melton for longer than other teams will be able to, but the defensive tackle is looking for a short-term deal to prove he deserves a bigger contract in a few years.

Per the Star-Telegram:

Melton wants a short-term deal to prove his health after undergoing reconstructive surgery on his left knee in October, but he still might be asking more than the Cowboys are willing to spend.

Melton has long been rumored to be on the Cowboys radar due to their need at his position and his connections to the area. It’s not a guarantee that he’ll sign there, but if he does it might be for more than the short-term. Melton will want to get paid if he accepts anything beyond the short-term date he has set in his mind, but his connection to the Cowboys may work in their favor.

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  • David A Maupin

    Cowboys can have him. Didn’t play to the level of the franchise tag given when healthy and took long periods of time with disappearing act. Inconsistency is his down fall. The comments he made to the bar tenders the night he was arrested fall in the lines to what Riley Cooper said last year but nobody makes a big deal out of that. Calling someone white trash while they are working to serve you stating that you are a millionaire is as classless as you can get. I liked him until that. Now don’t want him. Don’t need him. From a Bears fan. He hasn’t been taking his rehab seriously either according to Bears front office guys.

  • David A Maupin

    Go ahead and overpay for him Jerry. Keep the streak alive. I guarantee you if you do that he doesn’t live up to the contact he signs. One he gets money. …. goodbye. First THREE games when healthy he was a ghost.

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