Henry Melton Becomes Free Agent After Cowboys Decline to Pick Up Option

February 14, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Facing many questions this offseason, the Dallas Cowboys have answered one by reportedly declining a three-year option on defensive tackle Henry Melton. 
According to Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News, Melton will now become a free agent and can sign with any team:
"The Dallas Cowboys have declined to pick up the three-year, $24 million option on defensive tackle Henry Melton’s contract, making him an unrestricted free agent for the second consecutive offseason, according to a source," George wrote. 
George's report notes the Cowboys had until Sunday to make a final decision on Melton's contract, which would have paid him $9 million next year, and if he "had been on the Cowboys’ roster on the first day of the new league year March 10, he’ would have been signed through 2017."
Melton spent the first four years of his career in Chicago, making the Pro Bowl in 2012, before signing with the Cowboys last offseason. He didn't regain tha...

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