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69 Henry Melton DT
Height/Weight: 6-3/290 | Birthdate: 10/11/1986 | Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX, USA | Team: Dallas | College: Texas | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 323.25
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Henry Melton won't be 'full go' to start camp


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton won't be "full go" at the start of training camp but is convinced he'll be ready for the season opener, reports ESPN. Melton continues to rehab from a torn ACL.

Henry Melton on track for training camp


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton, who's rehabbing a torn ACL, said he expects to be ready for the start of training camp, reports ESPN.com. 

"I think you’ve got to be smart about guys like that,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told the website. "Obviously Henry’s a pro. He’s been to the Pro Bowl. He knows how to play the game. He’s also coming off a significant injury. I think everything our doctors say is he’s right on time."


Assault charge against Henry Melton dropped


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) The Tarrant County District Attorney's office dropped a misdemeanor assault charge against Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton, reports the Dallas Morning News. The case stemmed from a December bar scuffle in Grapevine, Tex.

Henry Melton doing some drills


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) New Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton, who tore his ACL about seven months ago while with Chicago, is doing some drills at Dallas' voluntary workouts. It's a good sign for Melton's availability during training camp.

"Melton is doing a really good job,” coach Jason Garrett told the team's website. "He’s worked very hard, he spends a lot of time here, and he’s really committed to getting himself back and going.

"He was out on the field [Tuesday] – again, we were out on the field for the first time with our players," Garrett added. "He was not 100 percent, but he was doing a lot of good things – moving around, getting involved in some of the drills, making some progress. We’ll see how he responds to that work, but we’ve been really pleased with his progress."


Henry Melton should be ready for camp


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) New Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton, who's recovering from a September ACL tear, believes he'll be ready for training camp. “Anybody that checks me out and looks at my knee, they’re all saying training camp is a good day,” Melton told the team's website.

Cowboys deal with Henry Melton for one guaranteed season


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) The Cowboys' deal with defensive lineman Henry Melton is expected to become official in the coming days, after he agreed to join the team Tuesday following an injury-riddled final season with the Bears.

According to The Dallas Morning News report Tuesday, the deal includes just one guaranteed year worth $5 million for 2014, coming off a season in which he played just three games before suffering a torn ACL. If Melton makes it through the year and is still on the Cowboys' roster by the first say of the league year in 2015, an extension will kick in worth an average of $8 million over three seasons, including $9 million guaranteed in the first year.

Melton had 13 sacks in 2011 and 2012 combined, and likely would have been looking at a much larger deal had he not suffered the injury. 


Henry Melton close to signing with Cowboys


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014)  The Cowboys have a number of glaring holes on the defensive side of the ball, and they appear close to filling at least on Tuesday. According to ESPN.com, the Cowboys are nearing agreement with free agent defensive lineman Henry Melton on a multi-year deal, the financial terms of which are not yet known.

Melton played in just three games in 2013 due to a torn ACL. He had 13 sacks in his previous two seasons. 


Henry Melton leaves Cowboys, visits Rams


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/18/2014) Free agent defensive lineman Henry Melton has completed a visit with the Cowboys and is on his way to talk with the Rams a source told NFL Network

Melton has previously visited with the Seahawks and the Vikings and will reportedly circle back with the Bears when he's received an offer from another club.

Melton has been a solid contributor in Chicago but tore his ACL last October.


Henry Melton's next stop will be Dallas


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/14/2014) After visiting with the Seahawks on Friday, free agent defensive lineman Henry Melton will visit the Cowboys, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Melton has already taken in a visit with the Vikings and will reportedly circle back with the Bears when he's received an offer from another club.

Melton has been a solid contributor in Chicago but tore his ACL last October.


Henry Melton's next visit: Seattle


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/14/2014) In what might raise a few eyebrows, free agent defensive tackle Henry Melton will visit the Seahawks on Friday. ESPN revealed the news just days after Melton visited the Vikings. 

So why the raised eyebrows? This might turn into the Seahawks stumbling into signing an excellent player coming off of a torn ACL. They've taken on such projects in the past, getting veterans coming off an injury to sign for a nominal amount and then thriving with them. The Seahawks have lost a number of defensive linemen this offseason, notably Red Bryant. Melton could help replace those who have signed elsewhere. 

Melton played in just three games last year before getting hurt. He racked up six sacks in 2012 and seven in 2011. He's entering his sixth NFL season. 


Henry Melton to visit Vikings


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Free agent defensive tackle Henry Melton will visit the Vikings on Thursday, reports the Minneapolis StarTribune. A knee injury limited him to three games with the Bears last season.

Henry Melton has multiple suitors


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) Free agent defensive tackle Henry Melton, who's rehabbing from October ACL surgery, has multiple suitors, reports ESPN.com. The Bears have said they want to keep Melton but might not be able to afford him.

Henry Melton intrigued by Cowboys


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Impending free agent defensive tackle Henry Melton played for Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli when both were with the Bears from 2010-12. Melton's agent, Jordan Woy, told ESPN.com that Melton would be interested in a reunion if he reaches free agency.

“Henry’s from Dallas, he played for [Marinelli], obviously there would be interest from Henry’s side, but who knows at this point?” Woy said.

In his recovery from a torn ACL, Melton has begun running and is expected to be ready around training camp, Woy said. Melton had 15.5 sacks in a three-year span under Marinelli. The Bears have said they want to re-sign Melton.


Bears praise Henry Melton's diligence in rehab


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Bears coach Marc Trestman said defensive tackle Henry Melton has been rehabbing vigorously from his torn ACL and has lost weight, reports the Bears Radio Network. General manager Phil Emery added that he wants to re-sign Melton, 27, a free agent who had 13 sacks over the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

No franchise tag coming for Henry Melton?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/19/2014) The Chicago Tribune reports that the Bears don't intend to use the franchise tag on free-agent-to-be defensive lineman Henry Melton. Melton tore his ACL last September and missed most of the season. He claims he's 80-90 percent recovered from the injury and has begun sprinting during his rehab work but has "no clue" if he'll be back with the team. 

Report: Cowboys could replace Jason Hatcher with Henry Melton


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2014) The Cowboys most likely can't afford to keep defensive tackle Jason Hatcher, so they could target the Bears' Henry Melton as his replacement, reports ESPN.com. Melton's "health and legal issues might impact what he commands on the free-agent market," the report said, adding it's unclear if Dallas would have enough money to sign him.

Melton tore his ACL in Week 3 and was sorely missed by Chicago. He had 13 sacks and two forced fumbles over the previous two seasons.


Henry Melton to undergo knee surgery Thursday


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2013) Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton is expected to undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee Thursday in Florida, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery for Melton.

"I feel like I might be even more explosive," Melton said of his recovery from the injury. "Everyone has kept my spirits up."

Melton has already been placed on season-ending injured reserve. The injury was suffered Week 3.


Henry Melton placed on IR


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2013) The Bears confirmed the inevitable Friday, placing defensive lineman Henry Melton on injured reserve due to the torn ACL suffered in Week 3. The move was made in order to open a spot on the roster for Landon Cohen. 

Bears coach confirms Henry Melton is done for season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2013) Bears coach Marc Trestman confirmed Monday defensive tackle Henry Melton will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL Week 3 against the Steelers.

Henry Melton suffers season-ending injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2013) It appears the Bears' initial concerns about defensive tackle Henry Melton's knee injury has come true -- he is done for the season after tearing his ACL Sunday against the Steelers, according to ESPN. The Chicago Tribune first reported the Bears feared Melton tore his ACL.

Report: Bears believe Henry Melton has torn ACL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2013) The Bears don't have a definitive diagnosis on the status of defensive tackle Henry Melton, who left Sunday's game against the Steelers with a knee injury, but they believe Melton might have suffered a torn ACL, a source told The Chicago Tribune.

"I don’t know what to say," defensive tackle Stephen Paea said. "Injuries will come and we just have to deal with it. It is huge for us that we lose him. I feel like we have to think positive. The next guy has to step up. The season will keep going. This is going to be interesting because me and Nate (Collins) both play the nose but we can play three."


Henry Melton carted off the field vs. Steelers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2013) Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton was carted out of Sunday's game against the Steelers in Week 3 with a knee injury.

Melton suffered the injury early in the fourth quarter and was carted off the field in a great deal of pain. He finished with two tackles and a fumble recovery before leaving the game. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game.

Henry Melton good to go Week 1


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2013) After missing most of the preseason with a concussion, Bears DT Henry Melton has been cleared to play against the Bengals.

The move was expected, as Melton was able to practice all week. He had 6 sacks, and played 14 games in 2012.


Earl Bennett, Henry Melton cleared


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2013) Bears No. 3 wideout Earl Bennett and defensive tackle Henry Melton, who were out with concussions, practiced Monday and have been cleared to play against the Bengals, reports ESPN.com. But Melton appears to have a better chance of suiting up.

Coach Marc Trestman said conditioning concerns might keep Bennett out.

“We’ll see how he looks during the course of the week," Trestman said. "He ran well today. He was involved in reps. Obviously he hasn’t had the practice time or the conditioning level right now. So it’s plausible [that Bennett won’t play]. I don’t want to say unlikely because I don’t know how the week’s going to go."


Henry Melton expected to be cleared next week


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2013) Bears coach Marc Trestman said the indications are that defensive tackle Henry Melton, who's recovering from a concussion, will be cleared "if not Monday, by Wednesday," reports the Bears Radio Network.