Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune is reporting the following;
— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) just confirmed to methat he won't get a new contract and will play under the one-year franchise tag this season.July 15, 2013
The official deadline isn't until 3:00 pm Central time this afternoon, so technically there's a chance Henry Melton could still sign a long term deal with the Chicago Bears.
It's believed that Melton was seeking a five year deal, with between $18 - $20 million guaranteed.
Brad Biggs, also of the Chicago Tribune, dropped this interesting nugget on twitter;
With Melton on 1-yr deal, 3 of #Bears top 6 2013 earners will be FA's after season: Cutler $8.97 mil, Melton $8.45 mil, Tillman $8 mil.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) July 15, 2013
The other three top earning Bears, Julius Peppers., Brandon Marshall, and
Are you concerned with all the one year deals the Bears players are playing under this year?
If any other news breaks on the Melton situation, we'll be right here for you.