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Bucs Nation Mar 14, 2015

Grade the Buccaneers' free agency efforts so far

The first round of free agency is pretty much over, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have exited it by signing Henry Melton, Chris Conte, Bruce Carter and re-signing a slew of backups and depth players. Now, I like the signings the Bucs have made. Chris Conte isn't actually good, but he's an improvement over Keith Tandy as a backup and should provide some solid competition at free safety. Henry Melton is a very good rotational three-technique who will give Gerald McCoy some much-needed rest, and Bruce Carter is an athletic linebacker who hasn't been consistently good, but has the potential to...
Bucs Nation Mar 12, 2015

Buccaneers sign Henry Melton, create defensive tackle trio of doom

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed defensive tackle Henry Melton to a one-year deal, according to Adam Schefter, since confirmed by the team. The veteran three-technique will likely fit as a backup to Gerald McCoy, and will get a solid amount of playing time in a rotation with McCoy and Clinton McDonald, who is the team's main nose tackle. Melton has 20.5 sacks in a five-year career, which is pretty solid for a defensive tackle who's struggled with injuries. The Bucs also officially confirmed the signing of Chris Conte to a one-year deal. You may remember Melton from being one of the...
Tampa Tribune Mar 12, 2015

Bucs sign defensive tackle Henry Melton

Henry Melton, a 2012 Pro Bowl selection, was a fourth-round draft pick of the Bears when current Bucs coach Lovie Smith was coaching in Chicago.

Henry Melton's loss is Cowboys fifth of free agency

IRVING, Texas -- While it looks like DeMarco Murray will become a member of the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys have lost another free agent with defensive tackle Henry Melton joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While the Cowboys said publicly they would not close the door on Melton, privately it was never really an option. Melton would have been de-activated twice late last season if not for injuries to other players, including what was his return to his professional home against the Chicago Bears.

Former Cowboys DT Henry Melton to sign with Tampa Bay

For the second time in as many days a former Cowboys defender is joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Outside linebacker Bruce Carter signed a four-year, $20.5 million deal with the club Wednesday afternoon. Thursday morning, Tampa added defensive tackle Henry …

Bucs finalizing deal for Cowboys DT Henry Melton

The Bucs are finalizing a deal Thursday morning that will reunite defensive tackle Henry Melton with Bucs coach Lovie Smith, adding a key new piece to the Tampa Bay defensive front, the Times' Rick Stroud reports.

Henry Melton, Bruce Carter visits lined up

IRVING, Texas -- As the Dallas Cowboys await whether DeMarco Murray will return or even offer them a chance to match or come close to matching an offer, they are seeing their other free agents leave or visit other teams. Linebacker Bruce Carter and defensive tackle Henry Melton will visit Wednesday with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to multiple sources, while Carter also has a visit scheduled with the Houston Texans. Melton played for Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith with the Chicago Bears from 2009-12 and made the Pro Bowl in 2012.
Blogging The Boys Mar 10, 2015

Henry Melton Visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Another Dallas free agent is getting attention. Justin Durant and Dwayne Harris are reported to be gone. DeMarco Murray and Bruce Carter have active suitors. Now another Dallas Cowboys free agent, Henry Melton, is discussing a new deal. He is reported to be visiting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Per @JennaLaineBucs #Bucs will be bringing in Henry Melton tomorrow. Played for Lovie and Marinelli both, good possible fit. #HookEm — Alex Dunlap (@AlexDunlapNFL) March 10, 2015 This is the result of two things. First, the Cowboys had 16 unrestricted free agents coming into free agency. And...
Bucs Nation Mar 10, 2015

Henry Melton visiting Buccaneers to team up with Gerald McCoy

So here's a big one: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are bringing in Henry Melton for a visit, Jenna Laine reports. You may remember Melton from being one of the best young three-technique defensive tackles when he played for Lovie Smith in 2011 and 2012, before tearing his ACL in 2013. Melton signed with the Dallas Cowboys last year and had a pretty good season, even as he was struggling with rehab and other injuries. The defensive tackle put up five sacks in limited time, starting just three games over the entire season. He wasn't quite his explosive old self, but he was still a valuable...

Checking in on some other Cowboys' needs

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys want to improve their pass rush as best they can through free agency, but that’s not the only thing they hope to accomplish when the market opens today. On defense, they have needs at linebacker and cornerback as well as defensive line. The Cowboys have been linked to Stephen Paea and Adrian Clayborn and have not shut the door on keeping Anthony Spencer or George Selvie. The Cowboys did not pick up Henry Melton's option, and there is more interest elsewhere to see if he can return to his Pro Bowl form.

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