Bears signed franchise player DT Henry Melton to a one-year, $8.5 million contract.
Bears assigned the franchise tag to DT Henry Melton.
CBS' Jason La Canfora considers free agent DT Henry Melton a "sure thing" for the Bears' franchise tag.
In an interview at the NFL Scouting Combine, Bears GM Phil Emery remained non-committal on his plans to use the franchise tag on DT Henry Melton.
The Chicago Tribune reports the Bears are "fully expected" to use the franchise tag on free agent DT Henry Melton if a long-term deal isn't reached before the March 4 deadline to apply the tag.
ESPN Dallas reports the Cowboys will not pursue free agent DT Henry Melton.
The Chicago Tribune considers it a "good bet" the Bears will franchise tag free agent DT Henry Melton if a long-term deal cannot be reached before the March 4 deadline to apply the tag.
CSN Chicago believes re-signing impending free agent DT Henry Melton is the Bears' top priority.
ESPN Dallas believes the Cowboys should make a run at free agent DT Henry Melton instead of trying to re-sign OLB Anthony Spencer.
Free agent DT Henry Melton stated Friday that he's "optimistic" he'll strike a deal with the Bears before the market opens on March 12.
The Bears attempted to sign impending free agent DT Henry Melton to an in-season extension, but were unable to strike a deal.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Henry Melton (questionable, chest) is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Lions.
Bears DT Henry Melton (chest) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game at Arizona.
Impending free agent Henry Melton believes there's "not another better D-tackle in the league."