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Henry Melton

Henry Melton - #69 - DT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 295 lbs.
Birthday 10/11/1986
Birthplace Cedar Hill, TX
College Texas
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 4th round, 5th pick by Bears

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
44 2 0

Bears DT Melton receives franchise tag

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 9:15 p.m. ET
The Bears placed the franchise tag on DT Henry Melton, the team announced Friday. 

Bears DT Melton says he's achieving goal of dominance

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
While DT Henry Melton has not made as many flashy plays as some Bears defenders, his steady performance is not going unnoticed.

Prove-it season ahead for Bears DT Melton

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 6:07 p.m. ET
Bears DT Henry Melton had some great spurts in 2011, but he also disappeared for lengthy stretches.

Bears back to drawing board on complementing Peppers

Posted Dec. 23, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
The Bears will be resuming their search for an edge rusher to complement Julius Peppers after the season.

Lions-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 11, 2011 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
DT Henry Melton, the Bears' starter at the three-technique, was not much of a factor in his last meeting against the Lions.

Five Bears questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Nov. 04, 2011 @ 3:41 a.m. ET
PFW publisher/editor and Bears expert Hub Arkush says it's almost time to pull the plug on the Henry Melton experiment at three-technique.

Bears stock report: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr gives his stock analysis of the Bears and identifies who, or what, is on the rise or decline following their Week Seven win over the Buccaneers.

Bears stock report: Week Three

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr gives his stock analysis of the Bears and identifies who, or what, is on the rise or decline following their Week Three loss to the Packers.

Packers-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 21, 2011 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
Chicago needs Henry Melton to make more of an impact in Week Three, when he'll be matched up against a solid, blue-collar group of interior offensive linemen.

Bears stock report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr gives his stock analysis of the Bears and identifies who, or what, is on the rise or decline following their Week Two loss to the Saints.

Melton's start offers glimpse of what Bears' D-line could be

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
A potential breakthrough player this season, Bears DT Henry Melton started off impressively, recording two sacks and five additional QB hits Sunday.

Bears stock report: Week One

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr offers his stock analysis of the Bears following their Week One win over the Falcons.

Falcons-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Look for the Bears to get creative to test the Falcons' young blockers on the interior offensive line.

Bears need young D-linemen to step up

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
There's a group of younger players on the D-line that could be stepping into significant roles this season and their ability to rise to the occasion, or not, will have a lot to do with how the defense fares ...

Five Bears most impacted by the lockout

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr ranks the five Bears players most affected by the lockout, counting down from No. 5.

Packers OG Colledge raising his level of play

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 10:52 p.m. ET
Our sources tell us that Green Bay OLG Daryn Colledge is playing better than he did last year, although he's still considered the weak link in the offensive line, according to NFC North Whispers.

Three-and-out with Bears DE Henry Melton

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 1:40 p.m. ET
PFW caught up with Bears DE Henry Melton this week and asked him when things started to click for him this season and how to go about slowing down Eagles QB Michael Vick.

Vikings unlikely to keep RB Taylor

Posted Feb. 21, 2010 @ 12:27 p.m. ET
Because other teams are likely to offer him more money and a better opportunity, RB Chester Taylor isn't likely to return to the Vikings next season, according to our Whispers.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 12, 2013
Melton signed his $8.45 million franchise tender with the Bears as expected.||||||| agent Jordan Woy posted on Twitter last week that he would do just that and would still try to negotiate a long-term contract before the July 15 deadline.
Posted March 01, 2013
The Chicago Bears have placed a franchise tag on Melton.||||||| Emery said the team will work with Melton to reach a multi-year agreement. The deadline for reaching a contract agreement is July 15. If an agreement isn't reached, Melton will play next season for $8.45 million.
Posted Dec. 09, 2012
Melton limped off the field during Sunday's game in Minnesota, favoring his left leg.||||||| The Bears were already missing three defensive starters: nose tackle Stephen Paea, linebacker Brian Urlacher and cornerback Tim Jennings.
Posted Dec. 18, 2011
Melton is out with a shin injury.||||||| The defensive tackle is being replaced in the lineup by Amobi Okoye.
Posted Sept. 13, 2009
Melton will miss the season after being placed on the IR with an ankle injury.|||||||

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