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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.Share Tweet
Jason Campbell’s star rises, sort ofprofootballtalk.com Mar 8, 2013With 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, …Share TweetESPN.com Mar 8, 2013Brian 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.Share TweetESPN.com Mar 8, 2013Welcome 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…Share TweetCNNSI.com Mar 8, 2013The 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.Share Tweet
Chris Zorich to plead guilty to failing to pay taxesprofootballtalk.com Mar 8, 2013Former 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…Share Tweet