Podcast: Schefter talks Bears, Melton
February, 26, 2013
By Staff | ESPNChicago.com
Podcast: 'Waddle & Silvy Show'
Adam Schefter joins "Waddle & Silvy" to discuss franchising Henry Melton and Brian Urlacher's future with the Bears. Listen
"I would expect that they end up tagging Henry Melton in the end if they can't get a long-term deal done, and I think they will try to get a long-term deal done with him," Schefter said. "But I think when you're looking at a defensive tackle at that age with those pass-rush skills you can't risk losing him.
"So I think the franchise tag number for Henry Melton is above $8 million per year. And I would expect Henry Melton will be back in Chicago whether that's on a long-term contract or whether it's on the franchise tag, but they're not going to let Henry Melton get away."