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Bears DT Henry Melton Hoping For A Long-Term Deal
The Bears placed the franchise tag on defensive tackle Henry Melton. Melton has signed it and is participating in the offseason program.
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that Melton is hopeful the two sides can complete a long-term deal by the July 15th deadline.
“I’m not going to really think too much about it,” Melton said. “It’s a decision that comes from within and upstairs if they want to keep me long term. We’re just kind of talking through some things. Everyone is getting set up and getting the drafted guys done. Hopefully we can sit down and get something done.”
“Even if I am not in a contract year I am trying to be the anchor for this defense on the D-line, trying to get after the quarterback,” he said. “Motivation is not an issue for me. I am going after a championship. If I am doing my thing the right way, then our defense is doing its thing.”
From Melton’s perspective not much has changed with Mel Tucker now running the defense, especially at his position.
“He’s really just trying to keep implementing what has been working for us and adding a couple things to it,” Melton said. “It’s nothing that is going to be too crazy. We’re going to come out here and work.
“I am just still working toward being the best. I can definitely be a lot better. Everybody can get better. I am still working. I am out here working to be great.”
Source: The Redzone
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