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 Rumor: Henry Melton gave Chicago Bears chance to match Cowboys offer

Before he signed his del with the Dallas Cowboys, defensive end Henry Melton gave his former team a chance to hod onto him but they refused. According to Michael C. Wright from ESPNChicago.com, the Chicago Bears were given a chance by Melton to match the Cowboys reasonable offer to him but they turned him down.

Per ESPN.com:

“We gave them a chance to make an offer, and they said they would wait to see what the market was and we don’t do business like that,” Melton said. “They dropped out early.”

The Bears were one of the teams interested in bringing Melton on and they even went as far as to franchise tag him last season. But his injury that wiped out his 2013 campaign cost the Bears a pretty penny and Melton’s offer from Dallas was apparently something they had no interest in matching.

Other teams interested like the Vikings weren’t given a chance to match, which showed the respect Melton had for the Bears. In the end though, he’s headed to Dallas in 2014 and Melton is looking to take his game back to the level it was in 2012.

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