27-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – Dallas Cowboys
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Melton played just three games last season due to a torn ACL, but prior to the injury he was a disruptive force at defensive tackle for the Bears (13 sacks over two seasons). If he returns to full hea...
Henry Melton Contract Information:
Agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract with the Cowboys in March 2014. The deal includes a three-year, $25 million option.
Melton (knee) didn't take part in team drills during Saturday's practice, the Dallas Morning News reports.
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Henry Melton: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The free-agent signee likely won't begin ramping up his activity level until training camp, but at this point the Cowboys are still confident Melton will be healthy for Week 1.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The structure also gives the perennially cap-strapped Cowboys an out next year if they decide he's not worth it. If Melton is healthy though, there's no reason to think he can't have another productive season replacing Jason Hatcher in the middle of the Dallas D-line.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Melton parlayed a breakout six-sack, 44-tackle campaign into a franchise tender, earning him a lucrative one-year, $8.5 million deal. It's unclear how much room for growth he has, but with 13 sacks over the last two seasons, he's proven to be one of the better pass-rushing defensive tackles in the game today.
The sky continues to be the limit for Melton, as the coaching staff cannot stop singing his praises. While he did seem to disappear at times last year, a full offseason can only further his development this year.
Melton showed impressive flashes in 2010 giving the Bears high hopes for the new season. Consequently, Melton is lining up as the starting under tackle for Bears during camp, a position which the team is suddenly very deep at.