Bears’ Henry Melton will play under the franchise tag this season

Today is the deadline for players that have been hit with the franchise tag to sign a long-term extension with their current teams.  If something doesn’t get done today, both sides will have to wait until after the upcoming season to work on a deal.

According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton will play under the franchise tag this coming season.

The 26 year-old Melton will not have a chance to prove to the Bears and the rest of the NFL that he deserves to get paid as a free after this season.