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Field Gulls Feb 15, 2015

Henry Melton, Chris Johnson now free agents as Cowboys, Jets decline options

The dominoes for secondary free agency have started to fall, as the Cowboys and Jets have declined options on DT Henry Melton and RB Chris Johnson, respectively. Melton is of more note to Seahawks fans, because he was a free agent that Seattle reportedly courted pretty hard during last year's offseason. Melton was in Seattle briefly meeting with the team, and here at Field Gulls we dubbed it "Melton Watch" as we waited to see if the Hawks would refuse to let the 6'3, 290 pound defensive lineman leave the building without a contract. Ultimately, they did, and he signed a 4-year, $27.5M deal...
Big Blue View Feb 15, 2015

New York Giants Potential Free-Agent Target: Henry Melton, DT, Dallas Cowboys

Dallas will part ways with Melton, a pass-rushing defensive tackle. News broke Saturday that the Dallas Cowboys will not pick up the three-year, $24 million option on the contract of defensive tackle Henry Melton. That makes the 28-year-old former Pro Bowler a free agent just one year after Dallas signed him to a four-year, $27.5 million deal. The Giants could use an upgrade at defensive tackle after having the NFL's worst run defense in 2014. Is Melton a player who could provide one? Let's take a closer look. He is certainly an interesting story. Melton made the Pro Bowl as a member of the...
Cincy Jungle Feb 15, 2015

Cowboys let Henry Melton hit NFL Free Agency

Henry Melton helped anchor a strong Dallas Cowboys defensive line in 2014 after breaking into the NFL with the Chicago Bears. The Dallas Cowboys are not picking up the team option on Henry Melton, making him an unrestricted free agent. Melton's agent confirmed the report Saturday that Dallas was not picking up his three-year, $24 million option before Sunday's deadline to do so. It's a bit of a surprise after Melton was one of the better defensive tackles in 2014. Pro Football Focus ranked Melton 14th out of 81 DTs that played in at least 25% of their teams' snaps. Melton is now a free...
Blogging The Boys Feb 14, 2015

Cowboys Free Agents 2015: Dallas Declines To Pick Up Option On Henry Melton

The inevitable has happened. According to the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys have officially declined to pick up the option on defensive tackle Henry Melton, making him a free agent. Melton was brought on board last offseason to be the three-tech in Rod Marinelli's defensive scheme. The Cowboys signed Melton to a "show me" contract, one that paid him a base of $1.25 million in 2014 with a $1 million signing bonus. The contract became a three-year deal that would pay him $9 million in 2015 if he was on the Cowboys roster on the first day of March. The Cowboys have wisely decided that they...

Source: Dallas Cowboys decline to pick up 3-year option on DT Henry Melton’s contract, making him a free agent

The Dallas Cowboys have declined to pick up the three-year, $24 million option on defensive tackle Henry Melton’s contract, making him an unrestricted free agent for the second consecutive offseason, according to a source. The Cowboys had until Sunday to …

Cowboys decline Henry Melton's option

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys informed defensive tackle Henry Melton that they will not pick up the option for the final three years of the contract he signed last year. The Cowboys had to make the decision by Sunday. Had they picked up the option, Melton’s $9-million base salary in 2015 would have been fully guaranteed. Melton’s agent, Jordan Woy, tweeted that his client will be a free agent on March 10. By not picking up the option, the Cowboys will create roughly $8.
Rotoworld Feb 14, 2015

Cowboys decline Henry Melton's 3-year option - Henry Melton (DL) Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Morning News reports the Cowboys have declined to pick up DT Henry Melton's three-year, $24 million option.

Cowboys free agent debate: Henry Melton

With 20 players set to be restricted or unrestricted free agents, the Dallas Cowboys will have plenty of decisions to make on who to keep and who to let go. Let’s take a look at the free agents to be and how they could fit into the Cowboys’ future: Defensive tackle Henry Melton Type: Unrestricted What he did: After playing in just three games in 2013 for the Chicago Bears because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament, the Cowboys signed Melton to a one-year deal with a three-year option.

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