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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:30 pm    Post subject: Melton Tagged Reply with quote

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Henry Melton just told me the Bears slapped the franchise tag on him.


As expected. Now the next move is to restructure some other deals, trim some fat, and create cap room for FA.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good move, needed to happen and the thought the Bears would let a 26 year old Pro Bowler leave was always crazy.

Bears have 4.5 million in cap space right now.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn’t surprise me to see a situation similar to Forte last year…slap the tag on then continue to negotiate.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wouldn’t surprise me to see a situation similar to Forte last year…slap the tag on then continue to negotiate.


A recent rotoworld blurb said that they're at opposite ends of talks, this could take a while just like Forte's did last year.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CBears019 wrote:
Madmike90 wrote:
Wouldn’t surprise me to see a situation similar to Forte last year…slap the tag on then continue to negotiate.


A recent rotoworld blurb said that they're at opposite ends of talks, this could take a while just like Forte's did last year.
There were similar reports regarding the Forte deal, but it finally got signed at the last minute. I think they'll end up figuring out a similar deal (probably for a bit more because of the position).
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad we have Melton back! 4.5 million doesn't give us that much wiggle room in dree agency though.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SOCalBearsFan54 wrote:
Glad we have Melton back! 4.5 million doesn't give us that much wiggle room in dree agency though.
Expect another 12-20 to cleared out over the next week.
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Superman(DH23) wrote:
SOCalBearsFan54 wrote:
Glad we have Melton back! 4.5 million doesn't give us that much wiggle room in dree agency though.
Expect another 12-20 to cleared out over the next week.


I see 12 we can clear pretty easily with Tillman and Marshall.

I see 2-3 that can be cleared by extending Tim Jennings.

I see 2 that we can get back from Briggs.

And if we want to get crazy 3 million we can save with Peppers without totally screwing ourselves.
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SOCalBearsFan54 wrote:
Glad we have Melton back! 4.5 million doesn't give us that much wiggle room in dree agency though.
Expect another 12-20 to cleared out over the next week.


Wow. I didn't expect that we would have that high of a possibility after cuts and restructuring of contracts.
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SOCalBearsFan54 wrote:
Superman(DH23) wrote:
SOCalBearsFan54 wrote:
Glad we have Melton back! 4.5 million doesn't give us that much wiggle room in dree agency though.
Expect another 12-20 to cleared out over the next week.


Wow. I didn't expect that we would have that high of a possibility after cuts and restructuring of contracts.

Once the restructures and cuts come on, I bet we have around 20 million after tagging Melton. Plenty of money to sign an upper level Olineman.
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SOCalBearsFan54 wrote:
Superman(DH23) wrote:
SOCalBearsFan54 wrote:
Glad we have Melton back! 4.5 million doesn't give us that much wiggle room in dree agency though.
Expect another 12-20 to cleared out over the next week.


Wow. I didn't expect that we would have that high of a possibility after cuts and restructuring of contracts.
Cutting Hester, Davis, Williams, Spaeth, Unga, Pieschel, Brandon saves about $6M, if the Bears did the rumored, but unlikely, cut of Garza, that saves $3M by itself. Expect Peppers and Tillman's combined cap# to go from $24M to $12M.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pigsooie5 wrote:
SOCalBearsFan54 wrote:
Superman(DH23) wrote:
SOCalBearsFan54 wrote:
Glad we have Melton back! 4.5 million doesn't give us that much wiggle room in dree agency though.
Expect another 12-20 to cleared out over the next week.


Wow. I didn't expect that we would have that high of a possibility after cuts and restructuring of contracts.

Once the restructures and cuts come on, I bet we have around 20 million after tagging Melton. Plenty of money to sign an upper level Olineman.
That's about what I'm expecting.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

via Melton...

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Good to be a Bear for another year hopefully we can get a long-term deal done soon! #BearDown #FranchiseTag

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Madmike90 wrote:
via Melton...

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Good to be a Bear for another year hopefully we can get a long-term deal done soon! #BearDown #FranchiseTag

It's really good to hear he's open minded and on board with the decision.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only DT better than Melton is Atkins, who may get paid this offseason as well.
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