Agent says Bears' Melton accepts franchise tender
Updated: March 8, 2013, 11:22 PM ETAssociated Press
Melton's agent Jordan Woy posted Friday on Twitter that they will still try to negotiate a long-term contract before the July 15 deadline. The Bears placed the franchise tag on Melton on March 1.
The 26-year-old Melton made his first Pro Bowl last season, tying for third among defensive tackles with six sacks while forcing two fumbles.
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