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Bears | Henry Melton accepts franchise tag

The agent for Chicago Bears DL Henry Melton confirmed Friday, March 8, that his client has "accepted" his franchise tag, and will sign in the near future. Melton will be guaranteed $8.45 million under the tag. His agent said the focus will now be to concentrate on a long-term deal that will reduce the salary-cap number while providing stability for Melton. The agent has until July 15 to work out a new contract for Melton.

2013-03-08 18:07:27 | Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling

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