Bears Re-Signings Discussion/Rumors
Expectation is #Bears will tender restricted free agent DT Nate Collins, who played well at times last season. Chicago Bears likely to tender Nate Collins - chicagotribune.com
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Schefter Expects Melton to be tagged.
Podcast: Schefter talks Bears, Melton - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago
The Chicago Tribune says the Bears will "probably" try to re-sign free agent CB Kelvin Hayden.
Hayden functioned well as the Bears' nickel corner last season, acting as the third wheel behind starters Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings. With the free agent cornerback pool exceptionally deep, the Bears won't have to break the bank to bring him back.
The Chicago Tribune does not expect free agent CB D.J. Moore to re-sign with the Bears.
Moore was benched last season, falling behind nickel corner Kelvin Hayden. With defensive backs coach Jon Hoke still in town, it's unlikely the new regime will change their tune. Moore is out No. 38 corner available in free agency.
I heard on 670 that letting Melton go is a best move for us, kinda of agree too
good moves especially with Melton you dont lose younger players on defense they are building blocks especially dline. I would also like to see Bowman back for a year to replace Moore
It is making more and more sense with the amount of roster sports Emery has to fill that letting Melton walk and get overpaid by another team.
Collins and Melton are the same build, but I do not see Collins developing into a Melton/Tank type of disturbance that the defense once needed in the middle. With the recent news of Shea possibly playing a DE/OLB type of position maybe Mel Tucker is not going to rely solely on the front four for qb pressure.
None of my posts on this forum have been aided by the use of deer-antler spray...
Melton is the most important player on our defense and he is young and drafted by us.
We should not let Melton go so we can keep the other scrubs we have in free agency.
If keeping Melton means losing Urlacher, so be it, losing Roach, Hayden, Hester, so be it.
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I don't want to see him go either WC, but I do think it's a possibility that he's not here next year or the year after. I also wonder how good he really is, compared to how good Peppes makes him look. I still think he's a solid to great player, but when Peppers is gone, how much does he drop?
Melton isn't worth the Tag price or the commanded cash he thinks he should get. Sorry but hes not
Originally Posted by WindyCity
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Melton is my favorite DT, maybe even my fav D-Liner. For me a new contract or the franchise tag for him was the biggest priority this offseason. But yesterday I read the first time about letting him go and I think that they should do it. He's just fantastic, but the re-singings of guys like Roach, Louis etc. and one elite O-Liner would ultimately help us more. We also have other very good and very promising D-Liner (Peppers, Idonije if they resign him, McClellin, Paea, Wootton, Collins, Toeaina), so it's not like this is a weakness of the D. Overall it's a hard decision, I'm excited how Emery will handle it - he'll surely do it right. ;)
I think the Bears see his worth also; but they have a cap to deal w/and if he doesn't fit into that cap w/all the other issues they have then they have to let him walk. There are a ton of guys that are being cut right now that are not guys those teams want to cut, but they have no choise. Same thing could happen w/the Bears and Melton.
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Originally Posted by Riczaj01
I think that's pretty much "it" in a nutshell.
Trestman - Kromer - Tucker - DeCamillis
I'm looking forward to seeing these guys coach. Hope they're good.