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Agent: Bears' Melton to sign franchise tender

Agent: Bears' Melton to sign franchise tender

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 8, 2013
A week after the Chicago Bears placed the franchise tag on defensive tackle Henry Melton, his agent on Friday said his client has accepted the designation and will sign the $8.45 million tender offer on Saturday or Monday.
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  • Jason Campbell’s star rises, sort of

    Jason Campbell’s star rises, sort of

    profootballtalk.com Mar 8, 2013
    With Matt Moore staying in Miami, the crop of free-agent quarterbacks quickly got crappy. Er. Advantage Jason Campbell.  The former Redskins and Raiders starter who backed up Jay Cutler in 2012 with the Bears is expected to generate increased interest, …
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  • Report: Urlacher's agent gives Bears proposal

    Report: Urlacher's agent gives Bears proposal

    ESPN.com Mar 8, 2013
    Brian Urlacher's agent submitted a contract proposal to the Chicago Bears on Thursday and is awaiting a counteroffer, according to a report from WFLD-FOX 32 in Chicago, but nothing is imminent, a league source tells ESPN's Ed Werder.
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  • Eight in the Box: Top offseason targets

    Eight in the Box: Top offseason targets

    ESPN.com Mar 8, 2013
    Welcome to Eight in the Box, an NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week's topic: Who should be the primary target (including trades) for each team when free agency begins? Chicago Bears: It's unclear how much inte…
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  • My top 50 free agents

    My top 50 free agents

    CNNSI.com Mar 8, 2013
    The deadline has passed for teams to assign franchise tags to the impending free agents they want to keep. Those who weren't tagged and don't re-sign with their teams before 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 12 will officially enter the free agent market.
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  • Chris Zorich to plead guilty to failing to pay taxes

    Chris Zorich to plead guilty to failing to pay taxes

    profootballtalk.com Mar 8, 2013
    Former Bears and Redskins defensive lineman Chris Zorich is preparing to plead guilty to four misdemeanor counts of not filing federal income tax returns from 2006 to 2009, a span when he made more than $1 million, including some income from a charity h…
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  • Video - Source: Bears In Talks With Urlacher Regarding New Contract 00:40

    Source: Bears In Talks With Urlacher Regarding New Contract

    Mar 8
    John Clayton with the latest on Brian Urlacher and the Bears.

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  • Peter King: Top 50 free agents of 2013

    Mar 8
    The deadline has passed for teams to assign franchise tags to the impending free agents they want to keep. Those who weren't tagged and don't re-sign with their teams before 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 12 will officially enter the free agent market.
  • Clayton: Mike Wallace is the gem of this FA class

    Mar 8
    Mike Wallace is the gem of this free-agent period, which features a new provision for preliminary talks.
  • Chadiha: Terrelle Pryor has far to go

    Mar 8
    The success of other young, multidimensional QBs has given Terrelle Pryor an opening. But is he ready?
  • The Sports Guy breaks down the worst contracts in basketball

    Mar 8
    After uncovering Patient Zero for insane spending, the Sports Guy brings us up to date on basketball's truly atrocious deals.