With former Bear defensive end Julius Peppers leaving Chicago to go to Green Bay, it looks like the Bears have already found his replacement in the form of former Viking defensive end Jared Allen. A man who has played fewer years yet has more sacks than Peppers. It seems like a smart decision.
At 7:18 p.m. Dallas time, Bears free agent Henry Melton tweeted, “Thank you, Chicago, for the best 5 years of my life! I can’t wait to begin the next chapter of my life … With a star on my helmet.’’
The Cowboys are hoping to be players in free-agent shopping by having avoided setting the retail market in its first week and finding better deals this week in the form of planned Valley Ranch visitors.
As pipedreamy as it may seem, the Dallas Cowboys have solidified a plan for a visit from defensive tackle Henry Melton on Monday or Tuesday and have interest in defensive ends Jared Allen and Julius Peppers, sources tell 105.3 The Fan.