Chicago Bears free agent defensive tackle Henry Melton appears to be the subject of a bidding war between the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys.
Late Saturday night, Melton was deep in negotiations with the Seattle Seahawks.
Meanwhile, #Seahawks and DT Henry Melton are deep in negotiations tonight, per source. We’ll see if he makes it to Dallas for his visit
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2014
Word going around on Sunday was that Melton left Seattle without an agreement in place and was en route to Dallas to meet with the Cowboys.
Melton certainly has benefited from a strong market. In addition to the Seahawks and Cowboys, the Minnesota Vikings have also registered interest in the Bears defensive tackle. Melton suffered a torn ACL injury last September, an injury that forced the defensive tackle to miss remainder of the season after playing in only three games. When healthy, Melton has proven to play on a Pro-Bowl level. Melton was elected to the Pro-Bowl in 2012.
As each day passes, the chances of Melton returning to the Bears get less and less. If the Bears are unable to bring Melton back for the 2014 season, the team will have a glaring hole at the defensive tackle position with the NFL Draft about six weeks away.