Bring back Melton

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  1. BSBEARS

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    I know several people here are not on board with bringing back Melton but I am starting to get on the bring him back bandwagon. This article makes a good argument that we may have a need for 2 DE's and having Melton resigned would give us a ability to fill some of the other needs without losing out at the DT position. Suggests a incentive laden contract much like discussed here previously.

    From comments at the combine from Emery and Trestman I believe we will probably be seeing Melton back shortly along with Ratliff. That would allow us to concentrate on DE, DE CB, SS, FS, QB and TE. Not necessarily in that order.
    Depending on FA we can take a few of them off the board as needs and be drafting best players avail. and get some strong backups hopefully. I love this time of year, dream dream dream. LOL

    http://dawindycity.com/2014/02/26/henry-melton-brought-back-chicago-bears/
     
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    We need some bodies and as long as it isn't anywhere near what he was going to cost us before the injury then he is worth the gamble.
     
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    He is a bad attitude, injured (ACL is a full year don't be fooled by AP), one year wonder, that I hope they let walk.

    Did I mention that I would rather not have him back.
     
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    Even if Melton is 100%, his attitude is good and we still retain a 4-3 base I still think it's no. Melton benefited from a healthy Peppers and a good scheme. We no longer have those now. So now re-insert those question marks and he is too expensive and too much of an unknown

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    Let lovie have him in Tampa... Id prefer to draft someone early as possible and pick up another FA
     
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    It depends on how much he wants. Don't forget that he was injured and missed most of the preseason, and didn't have enough time in the season to get going, so I don't think it's fair to call him a one year wonder (with the implication being that he sucked last season). If anything, he's a good player with good potential. There's no guarantee that we will be able to successfully replace him and still manage to have two good DT's to shore up the line. FT tag him again, in my opinion.
     
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    If ya FT him again I think it would be WAY to expensive, they should have so sort of injury exemption for this type of thing so it would not hurt teams with the cap
     
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    No, thank you. FT would cost us more than $9MM for just one year! That wouldn't be wise at all. We've got way too many holes to fill. Let him go to Dallas or Tampa. A first-round DT is not worse than Melton imo.
     
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    The only way they can bring him back is on a cap friendly deal and I hope he sees that. Emery is prone to doing one year "Prove It" deals and I cannot see him getting big bucks from another team given his injury situation. The teams that would want him are cap strapped like Dallas and I think Jerry Jones is too gun shy
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