• Bears have several ways they can create cap room

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Mar 1, 2013
    That would put them right around the cap. The Bears are in solid position about $12 million under the projected salary cap to capitalize, but they’ll need to create some more room if they’re going to do more than window-shop in free agency. But whether they franchise him by Monday’s deadline or work out a long-term deal, the Bears will sink a sizable chunk of cap space on Melton. There have been no reports of progress on a long-term contract extension, meaning the franchise tag would be the only way for the Bears to assure his return in 2013. He isn't as strong against the run Pro Football Focus rated him No. 47 in run defense among defensive tackles last season but that isn't unusual among "three-technique" players in 4-3 schemes.
    Source: suntimes.com
  • Mulling Henry Melton and the franchise tag

    How much do the Chicago Bears value defensive tackle Henry Melton? We'll soon find out the answer. Melton, a 2012 Pro Bowl player, is a pending free agent. There have been no reports of progress on a long-term contract extension, meaning the franchise t…
    Source: ESPN.com

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