Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 4/105 -- Henry Melton, DE, 6-3, 280, Texas...A project who could take some time to develop because of his limited experience at end. Backup running back in his first two seasons. Carried 132 times for 625 yards (4.7-yard average) and 16 touchdowns. Didn't become a starter until senior season and even then didn't post great numbers (29 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and 4 sacks) but showed fine athleticism for the position. Has great physical tools, runs well and has excellent agility. Arrested for DUI in 2007 and served a three-game suspension. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Henry Melton News
03/18/14 - DT Henry Melton is headed to Dallas.
The former University of Texas player announced Tuesday night via Twitter that he was returning to the Longhorn state. ESPN reported that Melton landed a multiyear deal.
"Thank you chicago for the best 5 years of my life!.... I can't wait to begin the next chapter of my life... With a star on my helmet," Melton tweeted.
There is some uncertainty surrounding Melton, who was named to the Pro Bowl in 2012. He suffered a torn ACL last season, and played only three games.
In 48 career regular-season games with the Bears, Melton had 88 tackles, 15.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles.
With the Cowboys, Melton will be reunited with new Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, who served in the same position with the Bears.
12/23/13 - DT Henry Melton, on injured reserve since after the season's third game, was arrested on misdemeanor assault and public intoxication in Texas after a fight Saturday night. Melton is a free agent after this season. Melton received over $8 million for this year as the team's franchise player, and suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
09/27/13 - The Chicago Bears signed defensive tackle Landon Cohen Friday and placed defensive tackle Henry Melton on injured reserve because of a knee injury.
09/02/13 - DT Henry Melton appears over his concussion and had been running before the last preseason game. The Bears like their depth at tackle now with Nate Collins and promising undrafted free agent acquisition Zach Minter, but the dropoff is large considering Melton had such a good all-purpose 2012 season that he became a franchise player. Consistency in both the pass rush and at producing stuffs on running plays are factors lost if Melton is unable to go.
09/02/13 - DT Henry Melton practiced Monday and confirmed he will be starting against the Cincinnati Bengals following a concussion that took him out 2 1/2 weeks ago. "It was a little nerve-wracking, but finally, the clouds cleared," he said.